Gov. Rauner Calls on Legislative Leaders to MeetGov. Bruce Rauner is calling on the four legislative leaders to meet as quickly as possible on school funding reform.
No Movement On 1st Day of Special Session On School FundingThe Republican governor and Democratic leaders pointed fingers over who's hindered progress, a familiar scenario in a state that only recently ended an unprecedented two-year budget impasse.
Gov. Rauner, As Promised, Calls Another Special SessionThis one is to deal specifically with education funding.
Superintendents Blast Illinois Governor on School FundingOver a dozen school superintendents signed a letter to Rauner saying Illinois' much-maligned funding formula needs an overhaul and Republican-led proposals to fund schools continue the ``failed status quo.''
Ill. Senate Sends Two More School-Funding Revamps to HouseThe array of ideas for making Illinois public-school funding fairer grew more complex Friday with two more plans sent to the House by Senate Democrats with three days remaining in the spring session.
Granite City Schools Owe State $1 MillionSuperintendent Jim Greenwald says any reimbursement plan for Illinois' miscalculation shouldn't affect upcoming year's planning.
Mehlville School Superintendent Selling Proposition RDr. Chris Gaines says new funding would help guide district out of its "struggling" state
Democrats: Illinois Schools Could Face Major CutsThat threat is mentioned in a document being circulated as part of Illinois Democrats' campaign to preserve a tax hike and push to update the state's school funding formula.
Grant School District 110 Pushes for Tax Rate IncreaseIn Fairview Heights, the Grant School District 110 is pushing for passage of an 85 cent tax rate increase on the ballot today.
Mo. Lawmakers try to "Minimize the Hurt" on School FundingThe state is currently $268 million below what is needed to fully fund Missouri's schools.
Lawmakers: State's Education Finance System is BrokenLegislators heard testimony Tuesday on how the current approach to funding local districts harms certain schools in the event that education is not fully funded.
Mo. school districts prepare for budget cuts