All Belleville students to get Google Chromebooks

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – The Belleville School Board has approved purchasing Google Chromebooks for second-graders and younger. District 118 students in third through eighth grades have had the laptops. The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1l69Miy ) the school board approved Chromebook purchases for younger students. There will be one Chromebook for each of six kindergarten centers.…

Alton school board, teachers approve 2-year contract

ALTON, Ill. (AP) – The school board in the Mississippi River city of Alton has approved a two-year contract with teachers, ending concerns about a possible strike. The (Alton) Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1QvecN6) the school board approved the agreement Tuesday. Alton Education Association members had approved the deal last week.┬áThe agreement includes wage increases and maintains…