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SIU moving forward with reorganization Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- This week, the Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the first phase of SIU's academic reorganization plan. 

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Bowling for a good cause Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The Carterville High School National Honor Society is reaching out to others in our community.  

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Pinckneyville art students restore wooden Santa Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. --  The infamous giant Santa that stands outside the Perry County Courthouse each Christmas season has a new look.

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Rules for disabled students exploited by exam cheaters

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffm... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffm...
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Federal court papers detail how college admissions test provisions aimed at helping students with disabilities were exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest college admission scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities. More>>

'Hunchback of Notre Dame' coming to Pinckneyville Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a classic production that is coming to life at Pinckenyville High School this week. 

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TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

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Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. More>>

Some Kentucky teachers close schools as legislature returns

Kentucky's largest school district is closed again as about one third of its teachers called in sick so they could protest at the state Capitol. More>>

Southern Illinois schools receive field trip grants

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WSIL -- More than 6,500 Illinois students will be able to visit state parks, museums, and other natural resource sites thanks to grant funding.

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At least 4 Kentucky school districts close amid protests

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At least four Kentucky school districts have canceled classes because of too many teacher absences as educators continue to protest at the state Capitol. More>>

Two schools to benefit from pro wrestling fundraisers

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WSIL -- Budgets are tight for schools around the state and some are turning to unique ways to raise money.  

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'Pigskin Points' can lead to big bucks for local schools

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MARION, Ill. -- High school football season is in full swing and Pepsi MidAmerica is helping schools raise money.  

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Top of teachers' to-do list: focus on the positives

Students gain when teachers focus on positive behavior.

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Hogwarts coming to JALC

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CARTERVILLE -- Many kids and even some adults dream of one day going to Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  

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T-Rex leads the band at Missouri school

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FENTON, MO -- Concert goers at a Missouri middle school took a step back in time as a T-Rex doubled as the conductor.  

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'Read Across America' Day marked around the area

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HERRIN -- March 2 is set aside for readers of all ages. It's Dr. Seuss' birthday and has been known as 'Read Across America' Day for years.  

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WWE Hall of Famer coming to southern Illinois

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- The state budget crisis may be over, but it's made a lasting impression on schools in our region.  

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Soda caps could earn your school big money

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MARION -- If you drink a lot of soda saving the caps could help win some money for your school. 

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SCC offers new class for food producers

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ANNA -- Shawnee Community College is offering a new course in June. The Better Process Control School is a 4-day course approved by the FDA.      

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Cinderella casts a spell on Carterville

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CARTERVILLE -- Students at Caterville High School will take to the stage November 18 and 19 for the fall production of Cinderella. 

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Continue your education at JALC

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CARTERVILLE --  School is back in session for students of all ages. But it's not just regular classes students are attending. 

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Schools, programs saved by last-day stopgap budget

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SPRINGFIELD  -- On the last day of Fiscal Year 16, lawmakers put together a partial budget for Fiscal Year 17.

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Data: Many Illinois schools cut back on physical education

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CHICAGO (AP) - Data released by the Illinois State Board of Education show many schools in the state have cut back on days of physical education on class schedules.

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