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Illinois State Board of Ed. Wants $1 Billion More in 2015

Illinois State Board of Education approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers and the governor that asks for education to represent one third of the total state budget.


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New Rules Take Aim at Popcorn in Illinois Schools

The federal “Smart Snacks” program is scheduled to be discussed during a meeting of the Illinois State Board of Education Wednesday.


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Ill. Lawmaker Calls For Elimination of State Board of Education

“Why not go to the state board and the state superintendent’s office and say, quite frankly, with (local) superintendents and regional offices of education, we don’t need you”


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Illinois Schools Offer Fresh Fruit, Vegetables Throughout Day

The Illinois State Board of Education announced that 239 Illinois school will participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.


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Illinois Public Schools Won’t Face Cuts This Year

“After several years of cuts, even though our recommendation from the state board was higher, we are comfortable with at least level funding this year,” said Board of Education member David Fields.


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New Illinois Law Gives Schools Information About Student Arrests

“You probably wouldn’t find many educators who would say that it’s not relevant to know that a 14-year-old spent the weekend in custody.”



Illinois State Board Of Education Asks for More School Funding

The board voted Thursday to recommend the 13.4 percent increase but an increase in funding for education is unlikely.


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East St. Louis Schools Cut Jobs Amid Money Crunch

The troubled East St. Louis school district is cutting 50 administrative jobs amid concerns the school system may run out of money by the end of September.



Judge Bars East St. Louis School Takeover

The East St. Louis School District 189 board has obtained a restraining order barring the Illinois State Board of Education from taking over the district.


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More Talk on Funding Schools in Illinois

Illinois gives the least amount of state aid to its schools in the nation.



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