Despite Gov. Pat Quinn's cautioning on impending cuts to education in the 2014 budget, two education boards are recommending that lawmakers increase appropriations to schools.
Illinois’ teen unemployment rate is among the highest in the country and during a panel on Thursday at the Chicago Urban League, local elected officials came face-to-face with Chicago’s unemployed youth.
The Illinois State Board of Education has increased testing standards for math and English for elementary and middle school students.
Gov. Pat Quinn has decided to close
several state correctional facilities in addition to shutting down the Tinley Park Mental Health Center and Jacksonville Developmental Center, as we have previously reported.
how can Quinn order these shut downs after the General Assembly passed a
budget with money to keep them open? What power does Quinn have and
what powers do lawmakers have? Read more »
The Illinois State Board of Education has sent the U.S. Department of
Education a 685-page waiver in an attempt to opt out of federal No Child
Left Behind requirements.