Advance Illinois

Senate Committee
1:04 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Illinois Lawmakers Studying School Funding

Credit Rich Egger

State funding for education in Illinois has dropped by hundreds of millions of dollars in the past several years.

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Advance Illinois
10:56 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Room for Improvement in Illinois Schools

The education advocacy group Advance Illinois has issued a "report card" on the state's public schools. It says things are improving -- but not nearly enough.

Some of the findings are scandalous: only one-third of Illinois fourth graders can read proficiently, and for African Americans, that number is just 12%.

Advance pulled those numbers from a federal study known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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