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New IL tax credit sends $36mil to private schools

Illinoisans can apply for a new tax credit when they donate up to $1 mil to private school scholarships; the change has its critics.

Small districts in IL study the consolidation idea

Several small districts around St Louis are part of a feasibility study that will look at possible benefits and drawbacks of consolidation.

Penn. school funding fight can proceed to trial

A nationally famous school funding case can proceed to trial, the Penn. Supreme Court ruled. The decision could affect schools everywhere.

IL school funding resolution not all peaceful

A compromise was reached in the IL school funding fiasco, but one provision, a voucher program, troubles some educators and politicians.

‘This Week’ in the IL school funding mess

School funding in IL has a due date tomorrow, and it still seems to be in limbo at the center of mostly bipartisan politics and games.

Talks break down; IL school funding imperiled

Payments from the state to IL schools are in jeopardy unless the governor and General Assembly can, somehow, pass a bill.

School funding politics and games in IL

School funding is held up in IL, despite approval of a state budget this month, over disagreements between the governor and lawmakers.

With approved state budget, IL looks at schools

School funding in IL is still threatened, owing to an amendatory veto power Gov Bruce Rauner may have. Lawmakers may have a special session.

As budget passes in Illinois, eyes turn to recovery

IL lawmakers passed a budget, after a 2-yr impasse and unknown fallout in schools and universities, so the recovery will begin.

IL needs to pass a state budget and quick

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.