CHAMPAIGN -- It's discouraging to see Illinois at the bottom of the list, but there are some innovative approaches to change it.
DECATUR -- Many groups are striving to make life for those with disabilities, "normal."
NATIONAL -- Many students dread getting up early for class. A new study shows teens may benefit from starting school a little later in the day.
CHAMPAIGN -- Good behavior and good grades came with a reward for students.
DECATUR -- A new restaurant is letting students cook for the community.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police officers want to stay inside city schools to continue protecting students.
ILLINOIS -- Students throughout the state now have something new to learn in school and it could help save lives.
Update: 4:06 pm, 5/27/14, Tuesday SAVOY -- An area non-profit got a sweet boost after the holiday.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area principal has found a good way to motivate his students.
CHAMPAIGN -- Your drive through town is getting a little more colorful.
MATTOON -- Music was in the air at Lake Land College Friday night. It was a packed audience as more than 130 students from 20 junior high schools took to the stage.
SPRINGFIELD -- Students from all three University of Illinois campuses visited the State Capitol Thursday.
RANTOUL -- A student got a warm welcome back to school Thursday.
Update: 4:00 pm, 4/30/14, Wednesday SPRINGFIELD -- Area high school students paid a visit to the State Capitol Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- People came to a memorial at the library Tuesday night.
ILLINOIS -- There are new vaccination requirements for all Illinois students.
Update: 10:11 pm CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- They say, "Listen to your elders." That was Wednesday's lesson for some kids from University Primary School.
NIANTIC -- Tuesday's weather wasn't the only reason to get out and enjoy the day.
MATTOON -- Hundreds of 8th grade students from across Central Illinois got to see what their futures may hold.
SPRINGFIELD -- It was a lesson in politics for UI students.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN -- A recent survey shows black students are more likely to be disciplined.
CHAMPAIGN -- Two Parkland College students are considered two of the best in Illinois when it comes to floral design.
URBANA -- Students are being honored for their creativity.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI Police Department teamed up with students to raise awareness about sexual assault.
Update: 10:04 pm HARRISTOWN -- A grade school principal wasn't going to let a poor health ranking bring her students down.
ILLINOIS -- This week, some Illinois students are taking a test to help prepare them for a big change.
DECATUR -- Parents took many kids who had the day off to the library Monday.
URBANA -- UI students gathered at the Illini Union to watch Thursday's basketball tournament games.
URBANA -- Students are helping raise money for needy kids in Africa.
BEMENT -- A science teacher's contract is not renewed, but it's not because of budget cuts.
Update: 5:42 pm, 3/13/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- People all over Central Illinois have been stepping up to make a dream come true for some former Carrie Busey classmates.
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.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 leaders are looking at new options for grades K - 8 for the future.
Update: 5:06 pm, 3/10/14, Monday URBANA -- Parents are dealing with traffic changes when it comes to dropping off and picking up kids at school.
Update: 5:58 pm, 3/4/14, Tuesday GIFFORD -- The last time kids here heard sirens, it was the real thing.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new program is ready to take off at Parkland College.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students at Centennial High School are giving kids on the other side of the world a piece of home.
SIDELL -- Two school districts are a step closer to merging.
URBANA -- A large group of students protested on campus Monday afternoon.
CHAMPAIGN -- A group of students held a science fair Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students at Centennial High School are on a mission to make sure everyone feels the love this Valentine's Day.
Update: 10:20 pm, 2/9/14, Sunday DECATUR -- Even though the Winter Games have only been on a week, an area class has been celebrating them for awhile.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students went back to school Thursday after another snow day, but some parents say it was still too cold to have class.
URBANA -- People are taking time out to celebrate Black History month.
CHAMPAIGN -- Champaign County is the most educated county in the state.
MONTICELLO -- It's becoming more common in the headlines; teachers texting and tweeting students.
CHAMPAIGN -- University Primary School will be expanding.
TOLONO -- School officials are telling parents of Unity High School students not to worry.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are taking aim at school funding saying the current system is unfair.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students are getting excited about reading thanks to a new program.