Illinois State Board of Education

Not Much for Schools in Year One
6:18 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Public Education and the Illinois Income Tax

Credit Rich Egger

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is selling his budget plan as a way to better fund schools. But that money doesn't come right away.

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Regional Offices of Education
5:42 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Illinois Education Board to Decide Consolidations

John Meixner in his office
Credit Rich Egger

The Illinois State Board of Education will take care of a task that was supposed to be handled at the local level.

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Plan Clears Another Legislative Hurdle
2:06 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Illinois Committee Endorses New Math Standard

Greek mathematician Pythagoras (c.570-c.495 BC). Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

An Illinois House education panel okayed a plan that would change math standards for middle and high school students.

The measure was developed by Democratic Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon. It would require the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum that includes an extra year of math in high schools. Currently only three years are required by the state, though many schools already require four years.

Simon has visited each of the state's 48 community colleges and said she repeatedly heard students lacked math skills.

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