The state's budget sets aside $2.5 million to help private schools meet state mandates.
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July 14, 2016
July 06, 2016
In 2010, the state began docking 3 percent of teachers' pay to cover retiree health-care costs, a move two courts have now ruled unconstitutional.
July 01, 2016
As part of the stopgap deal, the state's school system will receive $11 billion to keep them afloat for another year.
June 28, 2016
The new formula is expected to pass muster with the state's supreme court on the issue of equity, but the justices have yet to rule on whether it's adequate.
May 12, 2016
The state's board of education has fought with the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas over who staff members in the department report to.
April 21, 2016
The comments by Karen Lewis came amid intensifying debate over Illinois' K-12 budget, which state politicians have been debating for close to a year.
April 15, 2016
While the state previously allowed for intradistrict transfers to public schools, students weren't allowed to cross county lines.
April 15, 2016
Sooner State voters will decide in November whether to raise sales taxes by 1 percent in order to give teachers a $5,000 pay raise.
April 07, 2016
The new funding formula, which adds $2 million and redistributes the state's education dollars, now heads to the state supreme court.
March 01, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, signed a bill that aims to have the legislature address a 2012 state high court ruling by the end of lawmakers' 2017 session.