Sunday, May 16, 2021

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...

SIU President Randy Dunn to Leave President’s Position at the End...

Carbondale, July 14th - at a meeting held on the SIUC campus this coming Monday at 10 am, SIU President Randy Dunn will be...

Struggle to Fund Education, Medicaid, and Pensions Without a Budget

From the Annual Illinois Association of School Boards conference in Chicago:  we attend a panel with State Senators Jason Barickman and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, and...

Lawsuit Against State Over Pension Reform: Update from Aaron Maduff

We talk to attorney Aaron Maduff who is representing the State Universities Annuitants Association in their lawsuit against Illinois over pension reform, and get...

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...

SIU Poll: Will Voters Approve the Progressive Income Tax?

March 3, 2020 -- From the Paul Simon Institute at SIU in Carbondale, we speak with Professor John Jackson on a...

School Safety in the 21st Century

From the Illinois Association of School Boards:  We talk to Paul Timm, President of RETA Security, about his book School Security: How to Build...

Evidence Based Funding for Education.

Sen Jason Barickman and leaders in Illinois Education, discuss an approach to funding Illinois education that is based on metrics of what is working,...

Politics, Money, Civility: Our One-on-One with John Shaw, Director of the...

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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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