Illinois Public Media News

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 25, 2014

Schools, Including Champaign Central And Danville High, Dismissing Early Due To Heat

By Jeff Bossert

A number of area schools have announced they're letting out early on Monday, August 25th, due to a forecasted heat index of 100 to 105.  They include Champaign Central High School, which will dismiss at 1:05 today as well as Tuesday.

Categories: Education, Public Health

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 22, 2014

U of I Administrator, Trustees Defend Withdrawal of Salaita Appointment

By Jim Meadows

For the first time, University of Illinois officials are publicly defending the decision to withdraw the faculty appointment of Stephen Salaita.

Categories: Education

AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2014

New Law Aims To Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Football practice at Sacred-Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, IL

High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.  A new law requires the IHSA to develop an online certification program.

Categories: Education, Health, Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 12, 2014

A Closer Look At Unit Four’s Bond Referendum

By Jim Meadows


(Duration: 4:06)

A sign in a field on Olympian Drive announces the site as the future home of Champaign Central High School

The Champaign Unit Four School District is asking voters to approve a bond referendum this November, for a major makeover of their high schools, Centennial and Central.

Categories: Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 12, 2014

Champaign School Board Puts High School Referendum On Ballot

By Jim Meadows

Members of the Champaign Unit Four School Board, seated during the Monday, August 11th meeting, in which a high school bond referendum was approved to go on the November ballot.

Champaign Unit Four school board members voted seven to nothing Monday night to put a bond referendum for new and more modern high school space on the November ballot.

Categories: Education

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