Thursday, December 14, 2017

Challenges Facing Illinois Education

Jason Leahy, Executive Director of the Illinois Principal's Association, discusses many of the issues affecting education, including state funding, school reforms, technology, and the...

House Education Funding Task Force on Education Spending Reform Bill

We attend a hearing of the House Education Funding Task Force, and hear from representatives of the task force, and a representative of Northern...

Gov Rauner issues an Amendatory Veto of the Education Bill, ...

Springfield, August 1, 2017 - Gov Rauner on Tuesday, carried out his promise to Amendatory Veto the education funding bill, SB-1, that the Gov...

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...

Using Tax Credits to Privately Fund Education Scholarships for Low-Income Students

From the State Capitol: We talk with Lennie Jarratt, of the Heartland Institute, and hear how the use of tax credits applied to privately...

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...

Roger Eddy, Exec Dir of the Illinois Assn of School Boards,...

We sit down with Roger Eddy, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Boards. We talk to Mr. Eddy about whether school districts...

Pension Costs Affecting Education 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...

Legislative Leaders Say They’ve Reached an Agreement “In Principle” on Education...

Chicago -- Speaker Madigan cancelled the House session that was to have met this past Wednesday for a vote to try and override the...

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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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