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.
URBANA -- Picking up students from Wiley Elementary will be different.
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.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI Chess Club needs your help getting to the national championship.
CHAMPAIGN -- One of Governor Quinn's top priorities is early childhood education.
DECATUR -- The public school system is taking breakfast out of the cafeteria and into the classroom.
DECATUR -- After months of waiting, students at Eisenhower High School walked into their new building.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parkland College has released its Dean's List for fall 2013.
WARRENSBURG -- A new app is available for parents and students in the Warrensburg-Latham School District.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some teachers are getting extra help to fund special projects this year.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Some students at UI are back on campus early to give back.
CHAMPAIGN -- Many families are thinking about which school to choose for their soon-to-be kindergarteners.
GEORGETOWN -- Adults will have a chance to add a new skill to their resumes.
MAHOMET -- Some students are late getting home from school.
CHAMPAIGN -- Many sidewalks around the city aren't shoveled and parents are concerned for their children's safety while walking to school.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new program aims to keep kids busy on the weekends.
CHAMPAIGN -- People in the 5th and Hill neighborhood don't want student housing built near their homes.
DANVILLE -- It's not your typical high school curriculum, but a new class at Danville High School is getting students excited.
ILLINOIS -- A new law is changing your kids' vaccination schedule.
MORTON -- A group of Morton Middle School students is banding together to help their neighbors.
SPRINGFIELD -- The National School Lunch Program has undergone some major changes in the past year, but it's leaving some kids still hungry during the day.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students took a break from school Wednesday to give back.
GIFFORD -- Teachers are helping students deal with the trauma of witnessing Sunday's destructive storm.
GIFFORD -- Kids ran to school this morning eager to get back in the classroom.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hard work paid off for some parents.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Students across the area are pulling together to help other students affected by the tornado.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some families will get to have two Thanksgiving dinners this year.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Every parent wants their child to do well in school, but when there's trouble, we probably push for less time with friends, more studying and even extra credit. But, there's something else a lot of us have forgotten about.
GIFFORD -- A lot of families want to know what happens with school in the wake of this week's devastating storms.
BEMENT -- A student food drive is helping stock pantry shelves.
URBANA -- Parents are Taking Action to make sure children get to and from school safely.
DECATUR -- Eisenhower High School is a little more than two months away from welcoming students for the spring semester.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District hopes to help kids stay warn this winter, but it needs help.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students at Parkland College are getting extra help to make ends meet.
URBANA -- Students at Martin Luther King Elementary are learning a life lesson through knitting.
MONTICELLO -- The school district hosted a unique Veterans Day event Monday.
ILLINOIS -- The state is now tracking, through public schools, how many students are homeless.
Update: 5:05 pm, 11/8/13, Friday URBANA -- People said a final goodbye to a musical member of their family Friday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Students around the country embraced differences at school Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area high school teacher fighting cancer got some unexpected support from her students.
SAVOY -- Students are getting into the fall spirit.
DANVILLE -- A local middle school is working to stop violence.
SPRINGFIELD -- Teachers have a new tool to help students stay healthy.
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.
URBANA -- It's been a busy day for Mayor Laurel Prussing.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 schools are feeling the affects of the federal government shutdown.
SPRINGFIELD -- More students will now be able to visit the Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District is re-igniting the conversation about where to build a new high school.
DANVILLE -- Big Brothers - Big Sisters in Vermilion County is giving students a boost.
GIFFORD -- It was a rough start to the school day for some students.
Update: 4:28 pm, 9/16/13, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- City leaders are making changes to keep kids safe going to and from school.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The heat is forcing schools to continue closing this week.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 officials are warning parents about the third stranger danger incident in three weeks.
SPRINGFIELD -- P.E. classes around the state could soon force students to be more active.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Board of Education says the riskiest part of riding a school bus is the stop.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students are learning fairly quickly that campus-town is not always safe after a rash of robberies.
TUSCOLA -- Parents are worried about student safety on their way to-and-from school.
DANVILLE -- Monday was the first day of school at East Park Elementary. Students and staff came back to something new.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Traffic was pretty hectic around the UI Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Students around the state are being recognized.
URBANA -- Tuesday was the first day of school and a new school opened its doors for the first time ever.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- While it's the first day of school in Champaign, other students have a little longer summer break.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's the first week of school for many kids in the area.
CHAMPAIGN -- Drivers in the area saw something Monday they haven't seen in months.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Campus is buzzing with students again after a quiet summer. Move in day started Sunday at UI.
LUDLOW -- Students are putting their summer to good use.
Update: 2:46 pm, 8/15/13, Thursday ILLINOIS -- Earlier this week, the state passed a new law regarding sex education in schools.
CHAMPAIGN -- Several kids walked away ready to go back to school.
URBANA -- Getting kids ready to go back to school can be stressful for parents.
DECATUR -- An area school is getting a makeover with its technology.
DECATUR -- Students are getting a head start on the school year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students at Barkstall Elementary received a special message Monday morning.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District has rules for Twitter, text and Facebook.
CHAMPAIGN -- College costs are rising, but students at Unit 4 are doing their best to help pay the price.
SPRINGFIELD -- The ACT Writing Test will return to the Prairie State Achievement Exam next year.
URBANA -- University of Illinois students are building a house completely powered by the sun.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students depend on school lunches for a healthy meal.
DANVILLE -- Most Central Illinois schools have their last day of class Friday and in Danville there's at least one teacher who's not looking forward to it.
SPRINGFIELD -- A bill to change how sex education is taught in schools is making its way to Governor Quinn.
CHAMPAIGN -- A movie was filmed in town Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's a relationship some say can change lives and Wednesday, students say 'thank you' to their mentors.
CHAMPAIGN -- High school students got a small taste of the working world Tuesday.
URBANA -- Local kids has a blast when science and engineering came to the classroom.
SPRINGFIELD -- UI students are asking lawmakers to stop cutting money from higher education.
GEORGETOWN -- A kindergarten class at Pinecrest Elementary got to meet the soldier they've been sending cards and care packages to since the beginning of the year.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Classes were canceled at schools around Central Illinois, including the UI.