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Peoria Public TV and regional offices of education in central Illinois are starting a distance learning television channel. 

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UPDATED 11:15 a.m. | President Trump on Friday signed an historic $2 trillion economic recovery package into law.

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Parents should be prepared for their child’s school to close for at least a week if a student or staff member there becomes potentially infected or confirmed to have the coronavirus, the regional superintendent for Central Illinois said Monday.

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At 10 p.m. on a snowy Thursday in late January, Kimberly Maddox and her volunteer team bundled up and wandered the streets of Bloomington-Normal, looking for something that’s often invisible: those experiencing homelessness.

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Laborer jobs remain in high demand in Illinois and across the United States as companies struggle to find employees. Unions want the next generation of workers to have access to hands-on training at a younger age.

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The state needs to rethink professional development for teachers and make it even easier to become a sub if it wants to reverse a worsening educator shortage, according to a new report.

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Many Central Illinois school districts are struggling to fill an unprecedented number of teaching vacancies just weeks before the school year begins.

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A new report has labeled the state’s teacher shortage a crisis—one that’s particularly bad for Central Illinois districts struggling to lure candidates away from Chicago-area schools.