Education http://peoriapublicradio.org en District 150 would see $5.4M cut in state budget scenario http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-would-see-54m-cut-state-budget-scenario <div>New data suggests just how big a hit most school districts would take if Illinois' income tax rate rolls back as scheduled at the end of the year. &nbsp;That would mean a 10-percent cut in state funding for District 150:</div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:36:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky & Alex Rusciano 21890 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 would see $5.4M cut in state budget scenario A state push for more early childhood education http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-push-more-early-childhood-education <div>As Illinois navigated the economic downturn, lawmakers made lots of cuts including to early childhood education. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:45:22 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21837 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A state push for more early childhood education IL Senate advances education funding overhaul http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-advances-education-funding-overhaul <div>Republicans in the Illinois Senate say a school funding overhaul is being rushed through the General Assembly.</div><div> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:13:46 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21620 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate advances education funding overhaul Lawmakers debate Illinois ‘coal’ education http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-debate-illinois-coal-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois law requires school children be taught the benefits of the state's coal industry. The Illinois House spent the better part of an hour yesterday Thursday debating whether that ought to continue.</span></p><div> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:21:07 +0000 Brian Mackey 21274 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers debate Illinois ‘coal’ education State lawmakers debate education funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-lawmakers-debate-education-funding <div>Legislators are beginning to debate how much money the state will put toward education. First, though, a group of legislators say Illinois needs to fix how it parcels out that money to individual districts.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:08:06 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21205 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State lawmakers debate education funding Sue Wolstenholm unseats D 150 school board incumbent Laura Petelle http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sue-wolstenholm-unseats-d-150-school-board-incumbent-laura-petelle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">District 150 School Board incumbent Laura </span>Petelle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was unseated in yesterday’s election. &nbsp;69-percent of voters voted for Sue </span>Wolstenholm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was backed by the grassroots ‘Change 150’ group. The organization aims to change the culture and leadership in the district. Change 150 spokesman Sea </span>Stipe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the vote reflects community support:</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:20:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20449 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sue Wolstenholm unseats D 150 school board incumbent Laura Petelle State cuts look grim for school districts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-cuts-look-grim-school-districts <div>The state superintendent says some districts won't be able to make it through next school year if lawmakers further cut school spending.</div><div> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:52:22 +0000 Hannah Meisel 20081 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State cuts look grim for school districts District 150 tensions take different direction Monday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-tensions-take-different-direction-monday <div>The controversy surrounding the former Charter Oak principal and testing scores in District 150 took a slightly different turn at last night’s School Board meeting. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:08:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19436 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 tensions take different direction Monday U of I Urbana officials weigh in on Chicago strike http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-urbana-officials-weigh-chicago-strike <div>A 2-day strike by faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago isn’t deterring the efforts of some at the school’s flagship campus to unionize:</div><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:54:07 +0000 Jeff Bossert 19212 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I Urbana officials weigh in on Chicago strike State higher education board asking for level funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-higher-education-board-asking-level-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois' public colleges and universities are making an austere budget request to the state. The Board of Higher Education will ask to keep level funding for the coming fiscal year. Harry Berman is the interim Executive Director. He says it's less than what is needed:</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:54:37 +0000 Rachel Otwell 18442 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State higher education board asking for level funding