Illinois Lawmakers Pressing Toward Budget DealIllinois Republican senators say lawmakers are nearing an agreement on a six-month budget plan and a full-year's funding for public schools.
Illinois Lawmakers Say Progress Made on Stopgap BudgetSenate Democrats and Republican leaders filed competing plans Tuesday aimed at keeping schools open this fall.
Missouri Governor Says He Doesn't Want to be UM PresidentMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he doesn't want to be president of the University of Missouri System.
Counselor: Students Often 'Come Out' to School Counselors FirstEven with the large turnout for Sunday's parade, many students are still hesitant to come out to their family and friends for fear of rejection.
Beagle-Rescue Group Sues U of I Over Research-Animal DataThe Beagle Freedom Foundation filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Monday.
Suit Dropped, But Will File Complaint Against UniversityBrittany Jackson filed suit earlier this month, saying she was wrongly accused of drug possession and suspended for a year after denying a dean's sexual advances.
Police Uncover Drug Ring at Northwestern Indiana High SchoolBuncich had a bag filled with 5,000 Xanax pills that he said students bought for $10 to $20 each.
Missouri Law to Require Civics Test, CPR for High SchoolersOther provisions include mandated dyslexia screening in public schools beginning in fall 2018 and a requirement that public schools give students a chance every day to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
Interim Mizzou President Discusses Racial Discord, FutureThe interim president of the University of Missouri system says the school could be a national example in how it responds to racial unrest that rocked the Columbia campus last fall.
University Won't Adopt Speech Policies Until at Least FallA committee issued a draft in late May of policies designed to regulate public spaces on campus while also respecting free-speech rights.
New Missouri Law Aimed at Helping College Transfer StudentsIt will create a scholarship for low-income high school students who take college classes.
New Missouri Law Requires CPR Training in High SchoolUnder the new law, students would have to take 30 minutes of CPR instruction, as well as training in the Heimlich maneuver.