Why are school corporations engaged in referendums as of late? While school referendums used to be mainly sought for an increase in property taxes for school construction projects, they are now being used to increase the funds available to cash-strapped general funds.
SCHERERVILLE | Education and school reform in Indiana mean different things to state legislators and those responsible for educating students in the state’s public schools.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois Senate Democrats want to boost general education funding by $156 million next year, not cut it, key budget negotiators said Friday. But they acknowledged the increase would only keep per-student funding level.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is encouraging lawmakers to create a committee to study how Illinois funds education and recommend ways to improve it.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso schools have come a long way in the past year, but a lot more needs to be done to define and prepare for what education will be like in the century ahead.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary state lawmaker and education expert has been selected to help shape education policy throughout the Midwest.
Karen Frazier, Munster | "C. They need to help better school funding because of the cuts."
Ruth Nieves, Munster | "F. They're doing an awful job. They need to think about our teachers and the limited resources. We need more consideration for our schools."
Rich James’ March 3 opinion on school funding is liberal drivel.
Here we go again, listening to ingratiating promises from state government about prioritizing education and promising a whopping 1 percent increase to public school funding. It sure looks like the little pea of additional school funding is there in plain sight under the shell of public schoo…
SPRINGFIELD | A panel dedicated to figuring out how much Illinois should spend on education is calling for more than $4.7 billion in additional school funding in the coming year.
The Indiana attorney general's office filed a notice Jan. 4 with the Indiana Court of Appeals saying it plans to appeal a judgment against the Indiana Department of Education.
The Indiana General Assembly will focus on a two-year state budget as well as adjustments this year. The greatest impact on the state budget will be the dollars appropriated for education.
BOONE GROVE | Porter Township Schools Superintendent Stacey Schmidt provided an “educational moment” at the district’s board meeting Thursday night.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Union Township Schools will either have to raise money or cut programs, Superintendent John Hunter said Tuesday during a presentation at Wheeler High School.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit by two homeowners challenging the state's school funding system.
Pamela May does not know a lot about Gary's per-student funding and what it means to her only daughter, a junior in the high-ability program at West Side Leadership Academy.
I have attended the last two board meetings held by the Valparaiso Community School Board. As a parent of two children who attend Valparaiso schools, as a former Valparaiso administrator, and as a current school superintendent, I feel there has been way too much finger-pointing and too littl…
Your editorial acknowledging the early success of the Indiana school voucher program makes an excellent point that ought to be emphasized around the country as parental choice continues to spread.
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