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Illinois Education Funding

Rebecca Klein

How Two Of America's Biggest Cities Are Short-Changing Low-Income Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

In recent years, the public education systems in Philadelphia and Chicago have seen mass personnel layoffs, school closures and frequent budget crises...

Let's Tie College Funding to Student Success

Sheila Simon | Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

We all know our state needs to have a more educated workforce. In this school year I am anticipating something new in higher education: performance funding, a way to reward good results.

FAIL: State Ranks Near Bottom For Fair Distribution Of Education Funds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As parents in Chicago get fired up over the distribution of school funds in certain neighborhoods, a new study by Rutgers University researchers and t...

Pat Quinn Gets Tough Question From Berwyn Child: 'Why Don't You Pay Your Bills?' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn visited a school in west suburban Berwyn Thursday night where he was greeted with children and parents holding signs that read "Governo...

Quinn, Arne Duncan Outline Education Stimulus Funds At Chicago School Visit (VIDEO)

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Making a stop in his hometown, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday that $100 billion in federal stimulus money for schools will save tho...

Schools Face Huge Budget Problems Despite $1 Billion Stimulus Boost

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the federal government handing Illinois public schools more than $1 billion extra this year, you might think it's a good year for schools. But y...