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August 28, 2014

Illinois to Spend $10 Million to Expand Chicago's Safe Passage Program

The program helps protect children from traffic and gang activity on their walks to school.

July 09, 2014

Illinois Moves Towards Significant Shift in How Schools are Funded

The Land of Lincoln wants to change its funding formula to help more students in need, but does the new plan actually come with more money?

June 02, 2014

State K-12 Accountability Report: 'To What End Are Schools Being Graded?'

What makes for robust school accountability systems from states, and where do parents and researchers differ about which states do the best job with those reports?

April 14, 2014

In Illinois, a Challenge Recruiting Rural Students for State's Flagship University

The Univ. of Illinois is struggling to recruit rural students who are already less likely to attend college.

April 11, 2014

Rural Students Less Likely to Attend Four-year, Private, or Selective Colleges

A new study finds continued evidence that rural students are less likely to attend college than their peers and are more likely to opt for two-year or non-selective schools.

April 08, 2014

Illinois Charter Supporters Rally Against Set of Bills Aimed at Charters

Charter advocates gathered today in Springfield to protest the introduction of ten bills that they say would restrict the startup and growth of charter schools in Illinois.

March 25, 2014

It's Official: Illinois Adopts Common Science Standards

Illinois has officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards.

February 20, 2014

Judge Declines to Dismiss North Carolina Voucher Lawsuit and Other Voucher News

While the North Carolina voucher program makes its way through the legal system, lawmakers in Alaska and Indiana debate voucher programs there.

February 05, 2014

Illinois' K-12 Funding System Might be Changed to Resemble California's

The new formula recommended by an Illinois Senate committee report would focus more resources on low-income students and reduce state bureaucracy.

November 29, 2013

Illinois District Shuts Down Google After Filters Fall

An Illinois district was forced to shut down Web access after its filters were disrupted, apparently by a change in security encryption by Google.

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