National report shows inequity in Illinois’ education funding system deeper than previously known: Report updates widely circulated data on educational inequity

CHICAGO (Feb. 27, 2018) – A new report shows that Illinois’ education funding system provides 78 cents to a low-income student for every dollar spent on a non-low-income student and remains the most regressive system in the nation. Funding Gaps 2018, released today by The Education Trust, is an update to a report that was […]

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Downstate superintendents join teacher coalition

“We have done a pretty good job at demonizing teacher positions in this state,” said Chuck Lane, Superintendent of Centralia High School. Read what recommendations Lane offers to change the teacher shortage crisis affecting Illinois. Read more.    

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Education organizations announce new coalition, Teachers for Illinois’ Future, to address teacher shortage and elevate the teaching profession

SPRINGFIELD (Feb. 12, 2018) – A diverse coalition of teachers, K-12 administrators, higher education institutions, and advocacy organizations have come together to call on leaders to address the state’s urgent need to increase the number of teachers and to elevate the teaching profession in 2018 and beyond. The coalition, Teachers for Illinois’ Future: Investing in teachers for all […]

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Statement on Governor’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1

CHICAGO (August 1, 2017) — Fix the Formula Illinois members, including Advance Illinois, released the following statement upon the Governor’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1. We are disappointed in the Governor’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, which promises a fair and equitable school funding system. At a time of scarce resources, this broad […]

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Statement from Fix the Formula Illinois on SB6 and SB9

CHICAGO (July 4, 2017) — Fix the Formula Illinois members, including Advance Illinois, released the following statement upon the Senate’s passage of SB6 and SB9. After two years without a budget that protects schools, the General Assembly has now passed a full budget on a bipartisan basis that provides security for our schools and students. […]

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