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Students, teachers greeted by new requirements at school

SPRINGFIELD | A new school year means students, teachers and school administrators are facing dozens of new laws and requirements.

September 03, 2014 11:48 am

EDITORIAL: Illinois needs school district consolidation

School funding in Illinois is the subject of considerable debate as Illinois weighs the fairness of its funding formula and tries to narrow the budget chasm. Education in Illinois needs a major overhaul, not just a tweak.

May 20, 2014 12:05 am

Schools, universities wouldn't see big gains under Quinn budget

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to extend the temporary income tax would not translate into big gains for schools and universities next year.

March 26, 2014 4:58 pm

Ill. slow to implement new teacher grading system

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois' slow implementation of a teacher evaluation program aimed at grading teachers partly on whether their students' test scores are improving is creating problems for school districts beyond Chicago that will be using the groundbreaking reforms for the first time.

August 20, 2013 6:15 pm

In wake of Atlanta scandal, educators talk about teaching to the test

The recent Atlanta cheating scandal rocked educators across the country. With the pressure on in Indiana to improve ISTEP-Plus scores and graduation rates, parents wonder whether it could happen here.

August 09, 2011 12:00 am

State to help D.215 schools pay for AC upgrade

CALUMET CITY | When the Thornton Fractional high schools improve their air conditioning systems as one of three construction projects taking place this summer, at least part of the bill will be paid for by Illinois state government.

May 22, 2011 4:00 pm

District 171 weighs in on consolidation

LANSING | Sunnybrook Elementary District 171 officials say any decision to consolidate Illinois school districts should be made locally and not forced by authorities in Springfield.

March 22, 2011 6:00 pm

Schools ask for more money from state

SPRINGFIELD | More money -- that's Illinois Education Superintendent Craig Koch's message to Gov. Pat Quinn.

March 05, 2011 11:30 pm

Abolish all Illinois public school districts? Not yet

SPRINGFIELD | Some lawmakers in Springfield got an earful in recent days from school board members and superintendents opposing proposed legislation that could jeopardize their jobs.

March 05, 2011 12:00 am

More legislators agree to suspend scholarships

SPRINGFIELD | State lawmakers are again pushing to abolish General Assembly scholarships, and more are pledging not to hand them out this year to students as a cost-saving measure.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am

Many Chicago students still not vaccinated, documents show

CHICAGO | Nearly one out of six students in Chicago Public Schools did not meet vaccine or physical examination requirements as of Oct. 14, according to documents obtained by Medill News Service.

January 24, 2011 12:00 am

Teachers' tenure being challenged

SPRINGFIELD | Statewide school reform appears to be the New Year's resolution for some in Springfield.

December 17, 2010 12:00 am

D.215 seeks simulator use for driver's ed

CALUMET CITY | Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 has requested the Illinois State Board of Education allow for expanded use of simulators in driver's education programs.

December 17, 2010 12:00 am

Schools ask to accelerate driver's ed fees

SPRINGFIELD | Dozens of Illinois school districts are looking to Springfield for help with their budgets and looking at driver's education as a stop gap.

November 20, 2010 12:00 am

Local schools to screen 'Waiting for Superman'

The documentary film, "Waiting for Superman," will serve as the spark for debate about education in the south suburbs.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am
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