Re-Imagining Education

by Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Ed.D, Peoria Public Schools

A new strategic plan will guide our students, families and staff for the next five years.

Pushing The Pedagogical Envelope

by Dean Cantù, Bradley University

The COVID-19 pandemic will serve as a catalyst for change in P-12 education for the foreseeable future. 

Reflections On the Past Year

by David Zimmerman, Tazewell County Board

The core mission of education remains the same… even in these constantly changing times.

Debunking the Community College Myth

by Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, Illinois Central College

Community colleges are no longer “the backup plan,” but a smart investment in your educational goals.

River Charms Revealed

The inaugural Bridge-to-Bridge River Drive festival will take across four Illinois River communities this fall.

2021 Local Legends

Portraits by David Vernon
Interviews conducted by Jonathan Wright and Mae Gilliland Wright

Their legacies are legendary, their impact profound. By sharing their stories, we hope to inspire the rest of us who are living out our own legacies, each and every day.