We're discussing the value of new school buildings, so what do students who are learning inside those new walls, have to say about it?
Some teachers and students in Champaign are enjoying new facilities, but others may have to wait 20 years for upgrades to an already decaying building.
A Champaign school in the middle of some major improvements is Judah Christian.
GIFFORD -- Kids learned about safety in all forms Thursday. It was Agriculture Safety Day.
ILLINOIS -- How a child develops starts at birth. That's why the governor is pushing his Birth-to-5 Initiative.
Many parents who homeschool don't know it all and that's okay.
Perla Robertson has four children she's homeschooling. She's here to share her experiences.
Homeschooling is a way of teaching which is becoming more popular.
Homeschooling in Illinois is considered a form of private school and there really is no regulation.
CHAMPAIGN -- Five area school teacher are some of the Who's Who in education.
DECATUR -- Nearly half of children under 5-years of age, in Macon County, are living in poverty.
DECATUR -- A storybook character came to life for students Monday.
DECATUR -- Two school districts are finding ways to learn a thing or two about technology and they're doing it together.
CHARLESTON -- When it comes to the best colleges for veterans, Eastern Illinois University is right up there.
Latest: 5:04 pm, 10/1/14, Wednesday VERMILION COUNTY -- The first of two talks takes place Wednesday night to discuss whether Catlin and Jamaica schools should consolidate.
PIATT COUNTY -- An area school is honored for its excellence.
Update: 5:33 pm, 9/29/14, Monday SPRINGFIELD -- There's more debate over how the state should pay for education giving each school a more equal share.
CHAMPAIGN -- After years of looking for a new property, an area school finally sees its dream become a reality.
ALTAMONT -- It was an exciting day as one teacher received the news of a a lifetime.
ILLINOIS -- A Democratically-supported bill which could change education funding in the state is getting opposition from its own party.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- It's hard to believe, but in the U.S., there are 1.3 million homeless school children.
Latest: 6:17 pm, 9/16/14, Tuesday DANVILLE -- An area school took home an award. Northeast Elementary Magnet School got a national award for health and nutrition.
ILLINOIS -- A new coalition has formed to save Illinois education.
SPRINGFIELD -- Students from around the world are coming to the University of Illinois Springfield in record numbers.
DANVILLE -- A group walked for education Saturday. The Danville Caucus held its fifth annual Walk for Academic Excellence.
MACON COUNTY -- A lack of money is a problem for a lot of schools and students are dealing with the sacrifices being made.
MAHOMET -- An employee in the Mahomet-Seymour School District is going above and beyond.
DECATUR -- Public school educators got a brand new contract.
ILLINOIS -- More than 200 state schools will have access to more fresh fruit and vegetables this year.
ILLINOIS -- For the first time, parents heard from the state superintendent live, without leaving their living rooms.
URBANA -- A big moment for a high school band. Urbana High students got to take a page from some professionals' music books.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some kids are taking education into their own hands.
ILLINOIS -- There's a new push to help students afford college. It could help them live debt-free while they're in school.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new school hopes to offer students a global perspective to students about what the world outside their classroom is like.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's discouraging to see Illinois at the bottom of the list, but there are some innovative approaches to change it.
Cheryl Bautch from Family Services joins us to give some tips on Helping Your Children with homework.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new law is giving some people a second chance at reaching their goals.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's hard to believe summer is pretty much over and school is already to here.
PONTIAC -- The White House has recognized an area teacher's environmental efforts.
URBANA -- Schools will have some new additions to teaching staff this year.
ILLINOIS -- Community colleges throughout the state could soon offer something new.
DANVILLE -- Kids can get a leg up on school supplies Saturday.
ARCOLA -- The Arcola School District raised the almost $650,000 it needed to purchase new iPads for all students K - 12.
ILLINOIS -- A new bill signed this week is helping kids bridge the cap between high school and college.
CHAMPAIGN -- One group is making sure teachers are ready for the first day of class.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- More than 400 veterans are furthering their educations at UI.
ILLINOIS -- Children with dyslexia are getting more help.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area non-profit is helping kids grow as they learn to take care of plants and vegetables. It's called Prosperity Gardens.
ILLINOIS -- The state has a new law in place to help children in military families enroll in school faster.
ILLINOIS -- Teachers love their summer break, but a new survey reveals many in Illinois look forward to heading back to class.