Woodford Times - Peoria, IL

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Posted at 8:00 PM

Illinois has entered its second school year with the new Common Core standards in place, and because of a broken state education funding formula, it appears it’s here to stay. Republican local lawmakers are concerned about the implications of the new system. Democrats say the law was just put in place, and it needs time to gain momentum.  Common Core was introduced to Illinois in 2010, implemented through the Illinois State Board of Education. Some...

Posted at 7:45 PM

In 2009 the National Governors Association began drafting standards that would become known as the "Common Core." All but six states have now become members of the initiative. The NGA along with the Chief State...

Updated Sep 25, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Area high school students and their parents are invited to Illinois Central College's "College Night" on 

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Eureka College will open its annual homecoming torch parade, bonfire, pep rally and fireworks display to the public. Activities will begin at

Updated Aug 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM

The Woodford County Health Department is highly encouraging school immunizations to be scheduled for next school year.

Updated Jun 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

As his first year as a District 309 Board member, Joe Driscoll said he wanted to better inform himself about Common Core, so he reached out to the Citizens for Better Education group in central Illinois.

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