Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sen Andy Manar (D) Files SB-1 to Reform School Funding Formula

  SPRINGFIELD – A school funding reform measure filed this week by Senator Andy Manar (D) mirrors a plan pending in the Illinois House.  ...

Dr Brent Clark, on Funding Illinois Schools, and the Future of...

From Springfield, we talk to Dr. Brent Clark, the executive director of the Illinois Association of School administrators, and get his thoughts on how...

Sen Andy Manar (D) on Failed “Grand Bargain” Vote & Education...

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Sen Andy Manar, on the failure to pass the "Grand Bargain" package of bills, and where the...

One-on-One with Cinda Klickna, President of the Illinois Education Association

From Springfield:  As the state struggles to form a new budget, and with a new US Dept of Education Secretary pushing for more Charter...

We go One-on-One with Members of the Education Leadership Alliance

From Springfield:  Education Leaders attending the Alliance Leadership Summit in Springfield, share with us what each of their organizations is focusing on, as they...

Gov Rauner on Higher Funding Levels for Education, and Improving Schools

From Champaign:  Gov Rauner tours Franklin Middle School, and emphasizes the record level of school funding that's occurred under his administration, which he says,...

Gov Rauner Signs Bill to Help Schools Hire Substitute Teachers

From Carbondale: With schools facing a greater challenge of finding substitute teachers, Gov Rauner signs legislation that will make it easier to fill the...

How Should Schools Accommodate Transgender Students

From Chicago:  At the Illinois School Boards 2016 Fall Conference, a panel discusses the issues of transgender students, and what school administrators should understand...

Educating Students on Safe Online Surfing and Avoiding Cyber Threats

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards Joint conference in Chicago:  We speak with FBI agent, Brad Ware, as he tells us about protecting...

Political Challenges to Reforming the School Funding Formula

From Chicago, and the Illinois Assn of School Boards Conference:  A panel of lawmakers discuss the on-going efforts to reform the Illinois school funding...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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