Update: 1:20 pm, 8/20/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN -- Some schools have a brand new look this school year.
Update: 12:06 pm, 8/7/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers and technology experts came together from all over the state Thursday.
WILLIAMSVILLE -- A bill is headed to the governor's desk which would require all new schools to have storm shelters.
ILLINOIS -- Teachers may get more time to focus on the lessons they think are most important.
ILLINOIS -- A group of Illinois' superintendents is voicing its support for a new school funding formula.
Update: 6:02 pm, 5/5/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- More than $200,000 is going to Unit 4 schools to help beef up security.
ILLINOIS -- Fewer kids might be riding the bus to school.
URBANA -- Parents are signing up kids for kindergarten. The district is making the process as easy as possible.
ILLINOIS -- A bill allowing schools to suspend or expel students convicted of certain felonies passed the Illinois House.
Update: 5:41 pm DECATUR -- It's the first day on the job for the new superintendent of Decatur Public Schools.
Update: 3:30 pm, 3/24/14, Monday OAKLAND -- Monday evening, the school board is set to talk about if the Ag and art teacher positions should be part time.
Update: 10:01 pm DANVILLE -- Parents got their first look at what their kids can and can't wear to class and not everyone is happy.
ILLINOIS -- School districts could face more challenges if lawmakers pass deep budget cuts.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 leaders are looking at new options for grades K - 8 for the future.
ILLINOIS -- School districts have a chance to make your child's school safer.
CHAMPAIGN -- The dreaded snow has made it an inconsistent year for schools across Central Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- One lawmaker says some schools might not be doing enough to keep your kids safe. Now, he wants to change that.
BEMENT -- Most of Bement and Cerro Gordo sports are combined, but a recent recommendation might put both high schools under one roof as well.
SPRINGFIELD -- They courageously serve our country, but their children sometimes take on the burden of that service role.
VERMILION COUNTY -- It's a job this group has been doing nearly 20-years.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students in Unit 4 were back in class Wednesday, but not all of them were able to get there.
CHAMPAIGN -- Kids at schools in Champaign and Urbana have been gathering the PJ's since last month.
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.
PANA -- The National School Lunch Program is supposed to help make sure kids get a good meal during the day, but the recent changes mean some kids are going hungry instead.
SPRINGFIELD -- A problem is putting children at risk of getting sick.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Kids in Ms. Kirby's class can't seem to get the tune "What Does the Fox Say?" out of their heads.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 secretaries and teaching assistants have all been working without a contract, but Wednesday night, they struck a tentative deal with the district.
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 -- Schools around the state are again preparing for less state funding.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 schools are feeling the affects of the federal government shutdown.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The heat is forcing schools to continue closing this week.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts are sharing student ISAT test scores, but parents and students could be disappointed.
The following schools are dismissing early due to the extreme heat.
MCLEAN COUNTY -- Big changes could be on the way to science classrooms around the state.
CHAMPAIGN -- Suspension in Unit 4 is now called the ACTIONS program. Instead of students spending their suspensions at home, they'll do it at school.
URBANA -- As kids head back to school, they're finding more choices in their lunch lines.
CHAMPAIGN -- State schools are going to be short on state funds this year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 District leaders are bringing in a negotiator to help with a teachers' contract.
SPRINGFIELD -- There are just a few weeks left in this fiscal year, but the state budget isn't finalized yet.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is looking at a bill to help public schools save money by merging.
DECATUR -- One man is leading a project he believes will change the future for thousands of students in the future.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some lawmakers hope to crack down on drivers speeding in school zones.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers could soon change the way your kids learn sex education in school.
CHAMPAIGN -- Schools join Barnes and Noble to fill their libraries.
TUSCOLA -- Voters around the state will head to the polls Tuesday.
GIRARD -- For years, lawmakers and state leaders have kept early childhood education funding level, while cutting funding for other programs.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts statewide are looking for ways to overcome major cuts in next year's budget.
CHAMPAIGN -- The snow may be melting, but some sidewalks are still covered with it.
SPRINGFIELD -- More and more students are getting a nutritious breakfast before school.