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  • IHSA officials won't attend Friday state legislature committee meeting

    IHSA officials won't attend Friday state legislature committee meeting
    Illinois High School Association leaders announced Monday that no one will represent the association officially at Friday's Elementary and Secondary Education Committee hearing at South Shore High School.
  • Suburban school leaders oppose state funding plan

     Suburban school leaders oppose state funding plan
    As lawmakers across the state continue debating equity in education funding, local legislators sat down this week to discuss the topic with representatives from three local school districts. The Wednesday morning session was a joint meeting of the...

    More education funding in Illinois will be spent on ages 0-3

    More education funding in Illinois will be spent on ages 0-3
    More Illinois early education funding will be funneled to programs for children ages 3 and younger under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn will sign this morning. House Bill 4440 increases the percentage of Early Childhood Education Block Grant program funds that...

    Illinois lawmaker apologizes for racial comment

    Illinois lawmaker apologizes for racial comment
    SPRINGFIELD — A Democratic lawmaker from Aurora apologized again today for racial remarks she made on the Illinois House floor during a charged discussion of a bill to regulate charter schools. During debate Wednesday, Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia...

    Illinois charter schools backers rally at Capitol

    Illinois charter schools backers rally at Capitol
    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois charter schools advocates rallied inside the Capitol today to protest against a slew of measures this session aimed at regulating the alternative education system. A crowd estimated at more than 2,200 chanted “I Choose...