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Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 There’s a new gallery in town! 1227 is located at 1227 S. Pasfield Ave., behind The Pharmacy. Five local photographers Lou Fremgen, Tom Handy, James Hawker, Greg Laun and John Record, a group...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 03:45 pm

Nonprofit asks state to reexamine cost estimates

A Springfield nonprofit is asking the state to put the brakes on a plan to replace an elementary school building located north of downtown.Jerry Jacobson, spokesman for the nonprofit historic preserva...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 03:28 pm

Seeks wavier from federal rules on high-poverty schools

With four themed magnet schools and one charter school drawing students from across the city regardless of attendance boundaries, School District 186 prides itself on offering “choice” to ...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm

Four school board seats up for grabs

On April 5, voters in four of seven sub-districts will be asked to choose who they want representing them on District 186’s school board for the next two years. The 10 candidates, all of whom pa...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 05:10 pm

Behavior program’s fate uncertain

In the fall of 2009, one Springfield elementary student was sent to the office for discipline 30 different times. The next semester, that number was down to 12 visits, with only three before he became...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 01:28 pm

District 186 tries to excite the reluctant learner

It’s back-to-school time again – the hopeful buzz of the first few weeks when the backward and the indifferent say to themselves, “This year I’m going to get it right,” f...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 09:30 am

Teaching design to complement architectural design

While the Springfield School District plans to renovate its three high schools, and possibly build a new one, it has already embraced a new design for secondary teaching and learning....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 04:17 pm
During a presentation hosted by the Illinois Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research and education organization, Hardy contended that charter schools — open-enrollment public schools usually operated by independent nonprofit and community organizations — provide students with a more comprehensive education and better prepare them for college....

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