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Education Funding

Local school chiefs wary of proposed education funding reform bill

CALUMET CITY | Count Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 Superintendent Creg Williams among those who are wary of a bill pending before the Illinois General Assembly that aims to reform state public education funding.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmaker: Income tax hike essential to maintain public education funding

LANSING | State Rep. Marcus Evans Jr., D-Chicago, told a gathering of local public school officials Monday the only way to avert major cuts in public education is to support an income tax hike.

March 10, 2014 11:00 am
Cost is obstacle to prekindergarten idea

Cost is obstacle to prekindergarten idea

INDIANAPOLIS | After dithering more than two decades before agreeing last year to fund full-day kindergarten in Indiana's schools, Hoosier lawmakers appear ready to act faster in establishing state-supported prekindergarten programs for 4-year-olds.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Related

State budget contains offer to settle Gary schools lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | The state budget approved April 27 by the Indiana General Assembly contains, as expected, appropriations for every state agency to carry out its work over the next two years.

May 06, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana Legislature is taking money from public schools

State legislators in Indiana are deciding what is appropriate funding for public education. In a state with a $1.6 billion surplus, how can up to $600 million in cuts to public education be justified?

March 31, 2013 12:00 am

Governor wants to reward early high school grads with college cash

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels wants to pay Indiana high school students who graduate early.

November 15, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: All of Indiana's children must be winners

What? Did the Indiana state solicitor general call our 7,700 students, 15,400 parents, 900 employees and the 45,000 good folks of Winfield and Center Townships "winners" or "losers?"

November 07, 2010 12:00 am

Education advocates plead for funding

SPRINGFIELD | School superintendents, early childhood education advocates and special education coordinators on Wednesday called for state administrators to maintain education funding in light of the state's budget troubles.

October 29, 2010 12:00 am
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