Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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,...

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...

BiPartisan Panel of Lawmakers Share Their Goals on School Funding Reform

From the City Club of Chicago - the leaders in their caucus for education funding reform share the stage to discuss how Illinois can...

Comptroller Mendoza: $805 Million Will Go Out to Schools This Week

CHICAGO— Just after midnight Thursday morning, Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s office began transmitting $541 million in General State Aid to schools around the state. These...

Evidence-Based Education Funding Model Seeks First Funds

State Capitol - Our full hour-long presentation of testimony before the Illinois House Education Cmte, on the funding for the "evidence-based" funding model that had...

The State Budget and Education

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards annual conference in Chicago- Sen Jason Barickman (R), Sen Bertino-Tarrent (D), are joined by Rep Bob Pritchard...

Democrats Send the Education Funding Bill to Gov, But It’s Unclear...

Springfield, July 31- Gov Rauner waited for nearly two months for an education funding bill that passed the legislature before the end of May...

The Importance of Teaching Art as Part of an Illinois Education

Chicago - From the Illinois Association of School Boards annual conference, we speak with Michel Skura, with the Illinois Arts Education...

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...

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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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