Thursday, May 25, 2017

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...

ISBE Adopts Its “Every Student Succeeds” Plan to Qualify for Federal...

SPRINGFIELD – On Wednesday, the Illinois State Board of Education’s adopted a new plan that the US Department of Education’s been urging to replace the...

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...

Impact of Budget Stalemate on Illinois Higher Education

From Macomb:  We talk one-on-on with Dr Jack Thomas, President of Western Illinois University.   Dr Thomas has served as President of WIU for...

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...

Rally for Passing a Budget and Funding Higher Education in Illinois

From the State Capitol:  Leaders in Higher Education, and lawmakers speak to a gathering in support of passing a state budget, to end the...

Rep Chris Welch (D) on Setting Policies that Limit Immigration Searches

From the Capitol:  Rep Chris Welch talks of his bill to make Illinois a more welcoming state to immigrants.  While he says his bill...

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,...

A Threatened Future: Illinois’ Liberal Arts Universities

From the City Club of Chicago:  With the lack of a state budget holding up funding of MAP Grants for students, even private colleges...

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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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