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illinois needs a funding fix for state-sponsored charter schools


the labyrinthine way illinois schools are funded continues to baffle not only laymen but also lake county educators. especially the way the funding formula being used today doles out state aid to school districts that have charter schools within their boundaries. there are eight state-sponsored...






state recommends expansion of two li charter schools


two long island charter schools -- one in hempstead, the other in calverton -- would be able to expand student enrollments by 60 percent or more under a new recommendation by state education officials.






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


moving a long-running political battle into the courtroom, mayor rahm emanuel's school board sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." chicago public schools...






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


moving a long-running political battle into the courtroom, mayor rahm emanuel's school board sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois."chicago public schools...






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


chicago's school board, on behalf of several chicago public schools families, sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." the lawsuit, which cps said was...






basketball: city section has its first almost complete charter school playoff di


there should be a question in jeopardy: who are the 14 charter schools in the 16-team city section division v basketball playoffs? in what has to be a first in city section history, 14 of the 16 schools are charter schools, and few people even know they exist. there's north valley military; aspire...






rocketship, charter schools are dealt setback


santa clara county school authorities must abide by local zoning regulations when locating charter schools, an appellate court has decided






chicago public schools 'on the brink'


chicago public schools leaders heaved a legal long shot this week to extract more education money from springfield. the chicago board of education sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education, accusing the state of operating "separate and unequal systems of funding for public...






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


mayor rahm emanuel's school board sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." the lawsuit, which was filed in cook county chancery court on behalf of five...






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


mayor rahm emanuel's school board sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." the lawsuit, which was filed in the cook county chancery division on behalf...






chicago school board lawsuit accuses state of 'separate and unequal' funding


the chicago school board, on behalf of several chicago public schools families, sued gov. bruce rauner and the state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." the lawsuit, which cps said was filed in...






illinois lawmakers to weigh schools change during budget debate


illinois senate leaders are poised to add a contentious issue to their already complicated attempt to break the budget stalemate in springfield as they turn their attention this week to changing the formula used to funnel state tax money to schools.senate president john cullerton said monday that...






l.a. school board candidates debate charter schools


essential education: what changes does betsy devos have in mind? feb. 9, 2017, 8:45 a.m. in an effort to make refugees feel welcome, california lawmakers have introduced legislation to give them immediate in-state tuition and get more translators for schools. because of a shift in the investing...






should colorado charter schools get a share of local tax increases? some colorad


teachers at the ricardo flores magón academy charter school in westminster have been forced to take four days of unpaid leave to help balance this year’s budget.






exhibit a for why parents should trust traditional public schools more than char


to the editor: the answer to the print headline question of whether the operator of celerity dyad charter school shortchanged students is yes. (“few school supplies but a lavish party: at charter school, teachers saw a clash between scarcity and extravagance,” jan. 31) when some fly-by-night educator...






illinois fails to support disability services, report finds


a federal court monitor is criticizing illinois for failing to ensure that people with developmental disabilities receive adequate support within their communities for a second year in a row. the monitor's annual report, issued last week, says a lack of state funding to raise caregiver wages has...






lawmakers consider expanding illinois immigrant protections


illinois legislators are proposing to boost immigrant protections statewide in response to president donald trump's executive orders on immigration, a move advocates say would essentially give the state "sanctuary" status. one proposal says schools, medical facilities and places of worship don't...






seattle property taxes would rise under gop school-funding plan, state analysis


a gop plan to fund washington’s k-12 schools would boost funding to every school district in the state, according to a new analysis. but seattle, bellevue, mercer island and lake washington would bear the brunt of property-tax increases.






signing day preview: illinois' key questions


national signing day is wednesday. here are three key questions about illinois' cl . current commitments: 21. ranking: 43rd nationally, ninth in the big ten. how did illinois do with in-state players? after bill cubit signed only three players from the state a year ago, nine of the illini's 21...






dueling letters draw cps parents into battle over funding


the battle between gov. bruce rauner and chicago public schools over education funding played out in dueling letters delivered this week to parents of students at the financially troubled district. in one letter, state education secretary beth purvis accused cps of trying to "arbitrarily create...






sponsored: health science research improves lives and creates jobs


many health advances have been pioneered at america’s medical schools, including here in washington state.






big ten recruiting: analysts chime in on who ruled the conference


among big ten schools, ohio state, michigan and penn state crushed it in recruiting. northwestern and illinois held their own. so say national recruiting analysts tom lemming of cbs sports network and tom luginbill of espn. "one of the things that stands out to me about ohio state," luginbill said,...






national signing day: illinois' key questions


national signing day is wednesday. here are three key questions about illinois' cl . current commitments: 21. ranking: 43rd nationally, ninth in the big ten. how did illinois do with in-state players? after bill cubit signed only three players from the state a year ago, nine of the illini's 21...






ap exclusive: abrupt cuts hinder illinois violence shelters


illinois officials waited more than five months to alert dozens of domestic violence programs that their funding had been eliminated, an omission that has forced layoffs and other cuts at some facilities, according to interviews and documents reviewed by the associated press.






illinois lags in new study that ranks states by residents' well-being


the state of well-being for illinois residents is not so well. that's the conclusion of a report published friday by the boston consulting group, which finds illinois badly lagging most other states, ranking 34th overall on the well-being score card. "given our wealth level, we are probably the...






state organic certification program withering from funding drought


the program has g pled with a $100,000-a-year deficit since the state cut its funding in 2010 and capped the fees it could collect from farmers.






n.y. suit claims charter cheated customers on internet speed


new york state sued charter communications inc. claiming it ripped off millions of customers with promises of faster internet speed than the company knew it could possibly deliver.






mccleary roundup: another week, another plan for funding public schools


moderate democrats in the senate pitch a fourth education-funding proposal, adding to the confusion as lawmakers try to resolve the landmark mccleary case.






illinois democrats push back against trump on abortion


pushing back against republican president donald trump, one democratic state lawmaker is sponsoring legislation aimed at protecting illinois women's access to abortion services. the plan from state rep. sara feigenholtz, d-chicago, would eliminate a so-called trigger provision in state law that...






a $471,000 charter school exec, and another case of gutter politics in lausd sch


where should we begin? with the fbi raid of a charter school company that has a $471,000-a-year honcho, or with the “alternative facts” political mailers smearing an l.a. unified school board member? well, let’s start with math, then move on to civics. last week, federal agents stormed the headquarters...






illinois lacks urgency in 83-70 collapse against penn state


illinois coach john groce said saturday he declined to look backward when asked about the team's inability to put together back-to-back regular-season big ten victories since 2014-15. but he was willing to look back as recently as tuesday, when illinois played arguably its best game of the season...






hey, kids: a $471,000 charter school exec, and another case of gutter politics i


where should we begin? with the fbi raid of a charter school company that has a $471,000-a-year honcho, or with the “alternative facts” political mailers smearing an l.a. unified school board member? well, let’s start with math, then move on to civics. last week, federal agents stormed the headquarters...






how illinois pols enable failure at chicago state


illinois public universities are in crisis. colleges are slashing costs because the state's budget stalemate has strangled cash flow to higher education. some school officials fret that they'll barely finish the academic year. all of this should add urgency to an idea that we hope will percolate...






ap exclusive: abrupt cuts hinder illinois violence shelters


springfield, ill. (ap) — illinois officials waited more than five months to alert dozens of domestic violence programs that their funding had been eliminated, an omission that has forced layoffs and other cuts at some facilities, according to interviews and documents reviewed by the associated press. no one knows — or is saying — why […]






moderate democrats in olympia draw up cheaper, middle-ground plan to fund school


a handful of moderate democratic state senators has proposed a new plan to solve washington’s k-12 school-funding problem. it’s the latest effort to satisfy the state supreme court’s mccleary decision.






illinois lawmakers: to prepare for disasters, consider zombies


as illinois' budget war continues, some state lawmakers want people to be ready for a different kind of battle — against zombies.the state house approved a measure thursday that would dub october of this year as "zombie preparedness month." despite the name, lawmakers aren't actually gearing up...






a look at how illinois' budget fight has affected residents


the fight over illinois' state budget has been directly felt by more than 1 million residents, from people with disabilities to seniors and college students. it also has exacerbated the state's already pathetic financial situation.






nfl players union continues push to stop illinois workers' comp bill


the nfl players ociation continued its public paign to curb a bill in the illinois state senate, arguing again friday that the legislation, if p ed, would severely reduce potential workman’s compen ion benefits for pro athletes in the state. at the conclusion of a 35-minute conference...






sunnyvale schools: district denies spark charter’s request for more classrooms


the sunnyvale school district opted not to give spark charter school any extra space at columbia middle school for the 2017-18 academic year. the district’s board voted unanimously jan. 24 to approve a preliminary offer to spark for the same eight classrooms it now uses on the columbia campus for the 2017-18 academic year. spark, […]






chris kennedy to run for illinois governor, says 'compromise is not surrender' i


chicago businessman chris kennedy will join the democratic race for illinois governor, officially filing paperwork with the state later wednesday, said paign aides to the son of the late robert f. kennedy."today i am announcing my run for governor because i love illinois," kennedy said in a...






chris kennedy to run for illinois governor, says 'compromise is not surrender' i


chicago businessman chris kennedy will join the democratic race for illinois governor, officially filing paperwork with the state later wednesday, said paign aides to the son of the late robert f. kennedy. "today i am announcing my run for governor because i love illinois," kennedy said in a...






chris kennedy to run for illinois governor, says 'comprise is not surrender' in


chicago businessman chris kennedy will join the democratic race for illinois governor, officially filing paperwork with the state later wednesday, said paign aides to the son of the late robert f. kennedy."today i am announcing my run for governor because i love illinois," kennedy said in a...






school funding: tax levies


the article regarding funding for schools illustrates clearly the tax-and-spend mentality in olympia. sen. john braun, of centralia, the chief gop budget writer, states that the property-tax levy would rise to an increase of $250 per year in seattle. he states, “i would characterize that as a modest increase.” to those of us taxpayers who […]






kennedy enters 2018 illinois governor's race ripping rauner for causing 'economi


democratic businessman chris kennedy entered the illinois governor's race wednesday, ailing republican gov. bruce rauner for "destroying" the state's economy and failing to lead state government out of its financial mess."i think gov. rauner's taken a state government budget problem and turned...






‘a truly magnificent talent:’ actor john hurt dies at 77


london (ap) — as a self-described “old drunk,” the actor john hurt nonetheless had a half-century career highlighted with memorable performances, two oscar nominations, a golden globe and four british bafta awards. success and failure were taken in stride. when the film “divine ture” shut down in 1995 after two weeks of shooting in ireland, […]