Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sen Andy Manar on the Need to Reform School Funding Formula

SPRINGFIELD - Sen Andy Manar (D) tells the Citizens Club of Springfield, why the state of Illinois needs to restructure the Education Funding Formula, and...

Revisiting Illinois’ Pension Challenges.

From the City Club of Chicago: Senators Dan Biss (D) and Matt Murphy (R), join journalist Amanda Vinicky and Lawrence Msall of the Civic...

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...

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...

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.  ...

Sen Manar’s Educucation Reform

Sen Andy Manar's Education Reform bill, SB-16, is debated in the Senate

The Rising Cost of Pensions & the Impact on School Funding

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards, we hear from four legislators discuss the on-going budget stalemate, and what impact the rising cost of...

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,...

Education Leaders on the Financial Challenges to Education

We talk with Illinois School Boards, Exec Director, Roger Eddy, School Administrators Exec Dir., Dr. Brent Clark, and Illinois School Business Officials Exec. Director,...

Sen Andy Manar (D) Says Gov Rauner Should Stop using Illinois...

SPRINGFIELD, June 12 – Sen Andy Manar (D), who has worked for several years on reforming the school funding formula, to diminish the inequities...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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