Monday, July 13, 2020

Illinois Senate Back in Session on Sunday to Work on Education...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate returns to regular session at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13 with the intention of acting on school funding legislation,...

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...

Illinois Education Issues to Come Before the New Legislature

From Chicago - At the Illinois Association of School Boards annual conference, Senators Scott Bennett (D) and Chuck Weaver (R), are joined by Illinois...

Fixing Illinois’ School Funding Formula

Sen Andy Manar (D), Rep Sue Scherer (D) and others argue there is an urgent need to fix inequalities in the way moneys are...

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,...

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...

University of Illinois & Tel Aviv University Reach Memo of Understanding...

TEL AVIV, Israel (Oct. 30, 2017) — Gov Rauner's office today said in a statement, a new partnership between the University of Illinois and...

Senator Andy Manar (D) Reacts to Gov. Rauner’s FY 2017 Budget

We talk to State Senator Andy Manar about his efforts to reform the state's education funding formula, and what he thought of the Governor's...

Winnick Field Trip Grants Available to Help Pay for Schools to...

SPRINGFIELD – Good news for schools that want to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum but worry about paying...

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...

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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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