About 89 percent of ninth graders in 2017 were on track to graduate at a school where the four-year graduation rate was 90 percent that year, according to the latest Illinois schools report card by the Illinois State Board of Education.
State residents enrolled at Christian Life College face among the lowest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
State residents enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology face among the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
School districts in Paris, Palestine and Dieterich were among those in Illinois that paid the least in penalties since 2005 for spiking employee salaries to boost outgoing teachers' retirement benefits, according to data obtained from the Teache
Despite dismal student performance on annual exams covering math and reading, high school graduation rates remain high across the region, according to an East Central Reporter analysis of 2016 data from the Illinois State Board of Education.