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Department of Education Denies Funding for Upward Bound Due to Application’s Format

Rauner: Illinois 'very close' to budget deal. Senate leaders less hopeful

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Student Rights in 2017

A 4-Part Discussion Series Funded in Part by the Illinois Humanities Council.


The concerns and problems of the world do not end at the schoolhouse gate - and neither do students' rights. CAC invites you to join them in conversations about how students, administrators, parents, and communities balance the often competing interests of student rights and school order.

While Rauner picks at workers' comp, 2 grand bargains fade - Eric Zorn

This year's "grand bargain" in Springfield attempts to alter, yet again, the grand bargain enshrined 100 years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the 1917 case of New York Central Railroad Co. v. White, the high court upheld the constitutionality of workers' compensation laws — statutes that provide for no-fault resolutions of disputes between injured employees and their employer

House Ed Funding Taskforce discussions continue - IFT

The House Education Funding Task Force met last week to continue discussions. HB2808 and SB1 are current bills which would provide for new school funding formulas.

Lifeline budget passes House - IFT

The Illinois House approved HB109 by a vote of 64-45. The legislation would provide partial funding for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017, including $150 million in critical additional funding for higher education. Even with this money, colleges and universities will experience cuts of up to 34 percent this fiscal year. The legislation appropriates a total of $817 million which is currently sitting in the Education Assistance fund and the Commitment to Human Services fund. Social service programs that are in danger of closing would also receive $258 million.

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Persida Bujdei: SAT Research Articles

Persida Bujdei, a math teacher from Elk Grove High School, shared her research on the presence of racial bias in the SAT assessment. Her findings are attached in pdf format below.

Analyzing the Presence of Racial Bias in the SAT


Legislative update 4.10.17 - IFT

Legislative update 4.10.17
The Illinois House and Senate adjourned last week for a two-week break. During the week, both chambers worked on approving bills and amendments through their respective committees. The most important item before lawmakers was the “lifeline” budget for higher education and social service agencies, which was passed in the House (see details below).

Governor Rauner's latest proposed budget zeros out funding for the Teachers' Retirement Insurance Program (from Ed Wollet, IRTA)

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Elk Grove Village Signs Agreement To Access EGHS Cameras


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