Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Can Schools Improve by Incorporating Students’ Ideas on Education?

From the Illinois Association of School Boards annual conference in Chicago, we talk with Superintendents and authors, Mike Lubelfeld, and Nick Polyak. In their...

Jeff Vose, President of the IL Assn Regional Superintendents of Schools

FROM CHICAGO: We talk with Jeff Vose, President of the IL Assn Regional Superintendents of Schools, about the effects of the Budget impasse on...

Former President Barack Obama Accepts the Paul Douglas Award at the...

Urbana, September 7, 2018 - President Barack Obama told students at the University of Illinois that they need to vote "because our democracy depends...

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...

Andrea Zopp, President of the Chicago Urban League

Our contributing correspondent Jeff Berkowitz sits down with Andrea Zopp of the Chicago Urban League to discuss race relations in America in the wake...

IFT President on Pension Reform, Mandates on Education

Dan Montgomery, the President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, explains his organization's stance on the contested pension reform law, and whether or not...

New Evidenced-Based Funding Formula Grossly Under-Funded

State Capitol, March 27, 2019 - According to Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, the new...

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...

Sen Barickman (R) on Fully Paying the Education Foundation Level

Sen Jason Barickman (R), talks about the complexity of changing the School Funding Formula, which he agrees needs to be fixed.  But Sen Barickman...

Ken Griffin, Reportedly “The Richest Man in Illinois,” Donates $125 Million...

Nov 1, 2017 - The AP says Ken Griffin, who reportedly made his first million while still in college, by trading stocks, is donating...

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Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on the Costs of...

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Our one-on-one with Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, as we talk about funding the courts, the costs of the legal...

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