A new public school rating system, based on a 0-100 percent grading scale, will start to roll out this year in Illinois.
Chicago Ald. Will Burns (4th), chairman of the city council's education committee, thwarted a resolution on Monday calling for a statewide moratorium on the opening of new charter schools.
The U.S. Supreme Court's new term starts Monday, and it could take up cases involving abortion, union fees, birth control coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act, affirmative action in higher education and state voting districts.
The state of Illinois is ending many of its free sexually transmitted disease testing services used by county health departments and a number of family planning centers.
Negotiations over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement concluded on Monday.
States spend too much money on economic development subsides for big businesses to the detriment of small businesses, according to a new report.
Chicago Public Schools graduation rates from the past four years have been revised after district officials acknowledged Thursday that the numbers were inflated.
The Illinois treasurer is sounding the alarm over the potential negative impact of the state budget impasse on his office's operations.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is expected to resign from his position in December.