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  • District 102 could lose $2.7 million in state aid under proposed bill

    District 102 could lose $2.7 million in state aid under proposed bill
    La Grange Elementary School District 102's school board joined a host of other suburban school boards in the Chicago area Thursday night in voicing concern about the potential loss of millions of dollars in state aid under pending legislation.
  • 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. IHSA officials had planned to attend and...

    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...

    Chicago officials try to tackle K-8 grade truancy crisis

    Chicago officials try to tackle K-8 grade truancy crisis
    Top Chicago school authorities are working on new strategies to address the city's crushing pattern of elementary grade absenteeism and truancy. Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is hoping to build on initiatives that have shown success in Baltimore, New...