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

1. http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/college-sat-redesign/

Legislative update 4.10.17 - IFT

Legislative update 4.10.17
04/10/2017
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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Religious Education At Taxpayer Expense

President Trump was accompanied by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, far left, and his daughter Ivanka Trump with her husband, Jared Kushner, right, on a visit to St. Andrew Catholic School near Orlando, Fla

The Schools Betsy DeVos Wants Parents To Choose
Post By: Education Opportunity Network
http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/the-schools-betsy-devos-wants-par...

DeVos Does CARE

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UPDATE: Congressman Brad Schneider Is Picking Up the Ball on Rail Safety

Both Prospect and Wheeling High Schools are located in the Oil Train Blast Zones.

Both Prospect and Wheeling High Schools are located in the Oil Train Blast Zone. Red indicates the area affected in the event toxic chemicals are released into the air. Yellow indicates what will be blown up in the event of a fiery, explosive derailment.

ARTICLE: Hazmat traveling by train through suburbs raises concerns

Post By: Daily Herald
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170327/news/170329025/

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Common Core State Standards has “to end”

"The Common Core State Standards has “to end” because “we have to bring education local.”

VIEW: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/04/04/trump-dev...

**No position on this has been taken by District 214**

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Are You Kidding Me!

The Common Core State Standards has “to end” because “we have to bring education local.”

Post By: The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/04/04/trump-dev...

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CAC Presents to the Council of State Governments

Civics Is Back!
CAC Presents to the Council of State Governments

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