school funding http://northernpublicradio.org en More Time Needed To Determine Funding Effect On Individual Districts http://northernpublicradio.org/post/more-time-needed-determine-funding-effect-individual-districts <p>It'll take until mid-May -- as the legislative session is drawing to a close -- to learn which schools will win, and which will lose, under a proposed new way to fund education in Illinois.</p><p>The effort to change how Illinois decides how much state money it gives each district is rooted in the belief that the current formula is outdated, and that it helps perpetuate disparities between schools in wealthy areas and poor ones.</p><p>The proposed new method would make funding determinations based on need.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:13:57 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 46308 at http://northernpublicradio.org More Time Needed To Determine Funding Effect On Individual Districts Who Benefits When The School Funding Formula Is Re-Crunched? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/who-benefits-when-school-funding-formula-re-crunched <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School superintendents in Illinois are getting a chance to weigh in on what could be a huge change in the state’s public school funding formula.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:23:03 +0000 Susan Stephens 46025 at http://northernpublicradio.org Who Benefits When The School Funding Formula Is Re-Crunched? Republicans Criticize "Rushed" School Funding Overhaul http://northernpublicradio.org/post/republicans-criticize-rushed-school-funding-overhaul <div><p>A proposal to overhaul the way Illinois schools get state funding is advancing in the state Senate. Republicans say the plan is being rushed through the General Assembly, and they are worried that Chicago schools will get an even bigger share of the money than they do now.</p><p>Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, has made it his mission to change the way schools are funded in Illinois. The freshman senator says it's long overdue because there's been no change in 17 years.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:51:27 +0000 Hannah Meisel 45857 at http://northernpublicradio.org Republicans Criticize "Rushed" School Funding Overhaul Belts Getting Tighter For Illinois Schools http://northernpublicradio.org/post/belts-getting-tighter-illinois-schools <p></p><p>The Illinois State Board of Education is warning school districts to prepare to make due with less next fiscal year.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:26:27 +0000 Susan Stephens 37808 at http://northernpublicradio.org Belts Getting Tighter For Illinois Schools