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May 31, 2017

Chicago Schools Will Open on Time, District Chief Pledges

Chicago schools CEO Forrest Claypool continues to denounce the way that the state of Illinois funds its public schools, arguing that the Chicago school system is being shortchanged on its share of K-12 aid.

May 03, 2017

Black and Latino Parents: Funding, Racism Are Drivers of School Disparities

A new national poll shows that a majority of African-American and Latino parents believe public schools in their communities are underfunded compared to those in white communities.

April 28, 2017

Illinois Judge Dismisses Chicago Funding-Discrimination Lawsuit Against the State

The Chicago school district sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education alleging that state school funding discriminated against Chicago's largely poor, Hispanic, and black students.

April 05, 2017

Education Groups Push Congress to Fight for Title II Funding

eliminating Title II would hamper efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law that Congress approved in December 2015, education advocates say.

February 27, 2017

Chicago District Threatens Shorter Year; Summer School Cancellation

City education leaders say they may be forced to cut the school year short by nearly two weeks and take other drastic steps unless a judge acts to force the state to make up for millions of dollars in lost aid to Chicago's schools.

January 26, 2017

After Trump Immigration Order, Schools Draw Line in the Sand on Student Rights

"We understand that significant federal dollars could be at risk because of our support for every student and every family," Los Angeles Unified school board president Steve Zimmer said.

September 01, 2016

School Funding Proposal in Kansas Will End Districts' Power to Levy Taxes

Under a new proposal by Kansas school administrators, districts will not be able to raise local taxes to fund schools. Instead, the state will raise money for schools through a statewide tax, and distribute those funds&along with other state education funds—to districts.

August 25, 2016

Chicago Passes $5.4 Billion Budget, But Still Needs State Assistance

The Chicago school district is relying on property tax hikes and $215 million in pledged financial assistance from the state.

August 19, 2016

Judge Rules Against Detroit Schools in Teacher Sickout Case

The Detroit schools' lawyers said the protests were really teacher strikes, which are technically illegal under state law, and sought an injunction to immediately halt them.

July 13, 2016

Illinois Governor Proposes Panel to Review School Funding

School districts serving poor students have argued that the Illinois school funding formula is "regressive" and disadvantages low-income students who attend schools in districts that cannot rely on property taxes to raise more money.

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