Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Funding ChangesBesides distributing state aid more equitably, the long-sought deal the Legislature approved this week gives districts more flexibility on state mandates, allows residents in well-funded districts to reduce their property taxes and creates a new tax credit for donations to private school scholarships.
Illinois Senate Approves School Funding OverhaulSenators voted 38-13 to send the measure to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has said he'll sign the bill quickly to get money to districts starting a new school year.
Illinois Prepares for School Year Without State FundingIllinois school districts are starting to make plans to start the year without state funding.
UPDATE: Illinois Governor Vetoes Public School MoneyDemocratic House Speaker Michael Madigan says Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding bill is choosing "crisis over compromise.''
Tensions Continue Rising Over Illinois Education FundingAt issue is money included in the plan to help Chicago Public Schools with its struggling teacher pension system.
No Teachers' Contract? No Problem for Marissa SchoolsSuperintendent says "unique relationship" will allow classes to begin as scheduled.
Emanuel Says Chicago Schools Will Open on Time This FallChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said Thursday the state action ``builds a foundation for cementing a long-term education funding solution.''
Missouri Lottery Sets High Mark for Education FundingThe Lottery said Friday that it transferred nearly $309 million to public education during the state fiscal year that ends this month.
Missouri Governor Signs $27 Billion Budget Despite ConcernsMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a $27.3 billion budget that boosts spending for education while attempting to block money from going to Planned Parenthood.
Nixon Vetoes Missouri Legislation to Cap School Funding GoalMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure Wednesday that would cap the targets state government uses to fund public K-12 schools, chiding legislators for approving a ``broken promise'' to students he said will pave the way for them to enact more tax breaks.
Nixon Frees $143M For Education After Veto Session Gov. Jay Nixon has released $143 million of education funding that he had frozen, because lawmakers sustained most of his vetoes of tax-break bills.
Missouri Lottery Says Game Choices Affect FundingA decline in the amount of Missouri Lottery proceeds provided to education is due partly to the types of Lottery games people chose to play during the past year, a Lottery official said.

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