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IL needs to pass a state budget and quick

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The state of Illinois has failed to pass a budget, and schools are drawing on reserves and finding other ways to cut expenses—just to stay open.

Is Trump at war with science?

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We wonder, along with many people, why the president seeks to cut funding for basic scientific research in favor of the military.

Kan. Supreme Court orders equity in school funding

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Kansas funded its schools equitably, but there is still a need in the state to challenge the notion that tax cuts lead to prosperity.

Md. school funding commission leader named

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A new educational funding commission in Md. will be chaired by a man with a legacy of expanding spending in the name of "innovation."

Conn. to withhold funding from opt-out schools

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States have been asked, by the US Dept of Ed, to deal with opt-outs, and Conn. plans to make withholding funds part of the state's strategy.

We're judging schools wrong: IL state supt.

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The new IL state supt. of education spoke candidly to the Daily Herald about what school leaders need to do to help kids succeed in school.

Black America 'in a state of emergency'

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Federal lawmakers said racism is alive and well in the US, and it causes more than a few problems. Starting with health. Also schools.

A little extra money helps Native Amer. school

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A little Impact Aid from the federal government is helping an elementary school in Michigan, and by helping, we mean "a lot."

Rauner signs part of budget: the part for schools

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Gov Rauner (IL) signed approved funding for an increase in the general state aid to schools and a new proration rate of 92%.

Play in PA tells a story of inequity in school funding

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A documentary play, based on real-life interviews, premiered in Philadelphia this week. School funding, based on property taxes, is unfair.