Illinois State Board Of Education
SPRINGFIELD | A new school year means students, teachers and school administrators are facing dozens of new laws and requirements.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to extend the temporary income tax would not translate into big gains for schools and universities next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | More money -- that's Illinois Education Superintendent Craig Koch's message to Gov. Pat Quinn.
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.
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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | Statewide school reform appears to be the New Year's resolution for some in Springfield.
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.
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.
The documentary film, "Waiting for Superman," will serve as the spark for debate about education in the south suburbs.
Follow The Times
Try out these yummy recipes!
Click here to get your $100 off coupon!
Visit Alberts Diamond Jewelers now!
Fall kick-off savings blitz! Going on now at Toyota Of Merrillville. Click here to see our current ad!
Click here for the current ad
Call a Roofing Contractor You Can Trust. Call K's Roofing & Construction Today 219-405-5146. No Down Payment Required.
We do not require a down payment for any job
Should struggling small school districts merge with their neighbors?