Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sen Cullerton on Changing the School Funding Formula

From the City Club of Chicago: Senate President John Cullerton talks about his plan to look at the school funding formula and what might...

How are Schools Preparing to Open in August, While There Is...

From Springfield:  We speak with Roger Eddy, the Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Boards,  on what school officials are doing to...

Using Tax Credits to Privately Fund Education Scholarships for Low-Income Students

From the State Capitol: We talk with Lennie Jarratt, of the Heartland Institute, and hear how the use of tax credits applied to privately...

Sen Andy Manar (D) on SB16, ReStructuring Education Funding

After holding meetings around the state in 2013, Sen Manar's bill SB-16, would change the funding formula for how school districts get state funds...

Sen Andy Manar (D) Files SB-1 to Reform School Funding Formula

  SPRINGFIELD – A school funding reform measure filed this week by Senator Andy Manar (D) mirrors a plan pending in the Illinois House.  ...

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...

Can Chicago Public Schools Avoid Bankruptcy ?

We attend a panel discussion at the City Club of Chicago: Chicago Public Schools, is bankruptcy inevitable? The panel includes Paul Vallas, the Former...

Cinda Klickna, President of the Illinois Education Association

We talk to Cinda Klickna, President of the IEA, about the current state of education in Illinois, what policies she would advocate to improve...

The Rising Cost of Pensions & the Impact on School Funding

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards, we hear from four legislators discuss the on-going budget stalemate, and what impact the rising cost of...

Setting State Standards for Disciplining Elementary & High School Students

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Rep Will Davis (D) who was the House sponsor of SB-100, that passed in 2015, but which...

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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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