DANVILLE -- An area man is getting recognition for his lifelong commitment to schools. He's tonight's Hometown Hero.
SIDELL -- Two school districts are a step closer to merging.
CHAMPAIGN -- A group of students held a science fair Friday.
ILLINOIS -- The proposed minimum wage raise could end up costing students at state universities.
MONTICELLO -- It's becoming more common in the headlines; teachers texting and tweeting students.
CHAMPAIGN -- University Primary School will be expanding.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are taking aim at school funding saying the current system is unfair.
CHAMPAIGN -- One of Governor Quinn's top priorities is early childhood education.
Update: 6:04 pm ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn delivered his annual State of the State address Wednesday morning and talked a lot about education.
CHAMPAIGN -- A Unit 4 hall monitor turned himself into police after they say he inappropriately touched a 13-year old student.
Update: 6:04 pm, 1/25/14, Saturday SPRINGFIELD -- College degrees can go a long way.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois State Board of Education followed through on its plan to ask for more state funding.
DANVILLE -- This fall, students will have to wear uniforms. The school board voted in favor of the change Wednesday night.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parkland College has released its Dean's List for fall 2013.
CBS -- A high school in Gurnee is using a different type of system to teach students. It's called the "flipped classroom."
SPRINGFIELD -- They courageously serve our country, but their children sometimes take on the burden of that service role.
Update 6:00 pm MAHOMET -- School leaders say trying to fill the funding gap isn't anything new, but they hope state leaders do something about it before it's too late.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students took a break from school Wednesday to give back.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A product made by UI grads could light up the way kids learn about electricity.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you drop out of high school, chances are you might take a shot at getting your GED.
GIFFORD -- A lot of families want to know what happens with school in the wake of this week's devastating storms.
URBANA -- Students at Martin Luther King Elementary are learning a life lesson through knitting.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- School leaders are getting ready to talk tuition.
CHAMPAIGN -- Schools around the state will soon use a new report card which was just unveiled Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Report cards for state schools came out this week.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state has ordered a consolidation of regional offices of education, but the process is taking longer than expected.
CHAMPAIGN -- High-schoolers at Centennial learned from a business leader instead of a book Thursday.
ILLINOIS -- The state will unveil a new report card at the end of the month.
Update: 10:13 pm, 10/12/13, Saturday CHAMPAIGN -- Fire Prevention Week safely came to a close Saturday.
ST. JOSEPH -- He thought his assignment would open the minds of his students. Instead, it's causing outrage nationwide.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students didn't want their special treat to end Tuesday. They were the first students to try a new teaching tool. It's called Education City.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- New students on campus are already setting records at UI.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts are sharing student ISAT test scores, but parents and students could be disappointed.
ILLINOIS -- The state will get nearly $18-million to help with early childhood education.
CHAMPAIGN -- How do you make sure your child is set for kindergarten? Well, now there's an app for that.
MCLEAN COUNTY -- Big changes could be on the way to science classrooms around the state.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A new plan has been unveiled to keep the UI as one of the best universities in the world.
CHAMPAIGN -- State schools are going to be short on state funds this year.
ILLINOIS -- A new law will get parents more involved in the classroom.
URBANA -- Getting kids ready to go back to school can be stressful for parents.
DANVILLE --Teachers could get a raise next year.
CHICAGO -- Thursday, Governor Pat Quinn signed three bills which will serve as the state's K - 12 budget starting in July.
SPRINGFIELD -- There are just a few weeks left in this fiscal year, but the state budget isn't finalized yet.
SPRINGFIELD -- Now that lawmakers are done for the summer, it's up to Governor Quinn to finalize the state's budget.
CHAMPAIGN -- Leaders at Edison Middle School are passing the torch.
SPRINGFIELD -- Education leaders hope to get more money for schools where they say districts are being short-changed.
ILLINOIS -- The state will invest over $1 million to renovate the Education Building at the University of Illinois.
CHATHAM -- State funding for education is coming close to historic lows.
GIRARD -- For years, lawmakers and state leaders have kept early childhood education funding level, while cutting funding for other programs.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Lieutenant Governor is pushing for a new law to make it easier for school districts to consolidate.