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Illinois Higher Education

12 Key Issues to Watch as Illinois General Assembly's Spring Session Nears End

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.18.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the Illinois General Assembly's spring session nearing its traditional May 31 end, this is a good time for a check on what happened, what didn't ...

Is Rauner Employing The Failed Vietnam Strategy On Higher Education?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.03.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

OPINION "BENTRE, Feb. 7 (AP) -- 'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it,' a United States major said today. He was talking about the dec...

Illinois Politicians Hellbent On Destroying Higher Education

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.24.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Our politicians appear to be hellbent on destroying our Illinois public colleges. If you have a child ...

Existence of Illinois Public Colleges at Stake, Warns Moody's

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.10.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Reports from credit ratings agencies on local governments don't normally make for thrilling reading, but a Feb. 5 report from Moody's Investors Servic...

Top 20 Colleges In Illinois, As Ranked By The Economist

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.25.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Economist has picked out its top colleges in the country for the first time ever- and the list of the best Illinois colleges may surprise you.

The Top 30 "Best Value" Colleges in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.06.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Whether you prefer the atmosphere of a small college town or bustling big city, Illinois has plenty of options for those looking to advance their educ...

Illinois Higher Education Floundering: Study

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

A study released last month by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education shows declining interest in higher education among Illinois ...

Mary Mitchell Strikes Back, and Misfires

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

One way to sell newspapers is to get two columnists fighting. I don't pick fights. But I don't run from one either.