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.
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April 21, 2016
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.
February 21, 2016
At the National Governors Association meeting Sunday, the head of the Senate education committee told governors that ESSA gives them wide latitude to shape their own education policies.
February 12, 2016
Gov. Jon Bel Edwards announced last week that he'd dropped the lawsuit, only to have the state's attorney general claim the lawsuit wasn't the governor's to drop.
February 05, 2016
The state has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the lawsuit, which argued the federal government illegally pressured state leaders into adopting the Common Core State Standards.
February 04, 2016
Suffering from a statewide teacher shortage, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed in his State of the State address to tie school funding to teacher salaries.
November 02, 2015
The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.