During a lively press conference, Republican Gov. Chris Christie promoted his new funding formula proposal, signed several bills, and lambasted the state's teachers union.
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September 06, 2016
September 02, 2016
Teachers opposed the plan because they said it was an effort to kill a ballot measure that would provide $5,000 pay raises and that the state wouldn't be able to afford their salaries in future years.
August 19, 2016
The governor-appointed board has fought with the state's elected superintendent of public instruction over who works for whom.
July 14, 2016
The state's budget sets aside $2.5 million to help private schools meet state mandates.
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.