Keokuk, IA – The national newspaper, USA Today, released a special report in late 2008. It focused on air quality near schools.
The results of the report showed that some of the most toxic air in the nation was near the former Cardinal Stritch Junior and Senior High School. The building on Plank Road currently houses Pre-K through 8th grade students.
Monmouth, IL – The Monmouth-Roseville school district will alter its high school curriculum starting next year. The move comes as part of a school improvement plan, required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act due to inadequate reading comprehension scores.
Superintendent Paul Woehlke says the district was placed on "Academic Early Warning," which means the school did not make adequate progress toward NCLB standards for two years in a row.