Pam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — Recovering from heart transplant surgery may be a bit easier for Shay Weldy and her children, at least financially during the holidays.Students, staff and parents at Richwoods High School, where Weldy’s son plays football, presented the family with an $8,500 check and other donations, including a catered Thanksgiving dinner, during a ceremony Friday at the school.“I’m just overwhelmed,” said a tearful Weldy, surrounded by the...
Pam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — Students in six area high schools will soon have easy, coordinated access to career information, along with the high school, dual credit and college courses required to reach career goals.A seventh school district, Peoria Public Schools, already has implemented many of the career pathways in Illinois Central College’s pilot program to improve career readiness across the region.The program should be online by March 1, former ICC...
Pam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — When the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois comes to Peoria on Wednesday on the third stop of a statewide listening tour, Executive Director Colleen Connell expects to hear versions of the same themes she’s already heard in Springfield and Champaign.One deals with local concerns about racial profiling and excessive use of force by police officers.“I will be surprised if I don’t hear similar concerns in Peoria,” she...
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