Sen. Andy Manar

Senate Bill 16
6:23 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Who Benefits When The School Funding Formula Is Re-Crunched?

Freshman State Senators Andy Manar and Steve Stadelman meet with superintendents from public schools in Winnebago and Boone counties at The Regional Superintendent's office in Loves Park.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

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. 

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Education
4:51 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Republicans Criticize "Rushed" School Funding Overhaul

Credit state of Illinois

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.

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.

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Education
6:36 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Smaller School Districts Headed For Consolidation?

Changes to state law could make it easier for school districts to merge voluntarily. The bill signing comes on the heels of a consolidation in northwest Illinois.

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