There is positive news when it comes to schools across the state of Illinois. The State Board of Education released its annual report card Tuesday, showing gains in a number of areas. Those include graduation rates, college enrollment, PARCC assessment tests, eighth graders passing algebra one, and the community college remediation rate. Also increasing was the teacher retention rate, and also average teacher salary. Full numbers will be available online on Friday. You can go to http://webprod.isbe.net/ereportcard/publicsite/getSearchCriteria.asp.