Illinois State Board Of Education
In case you’re wondering, after seeing the devastation in Oklahoma this week, Illinois schools are required by the State Board of Education to conduct severe weather drills once a year.
Kristin Solis teaches first grade at Euclid Elementary School. Find out why she loves her job.
A skills shortage in Chicago is resulting in a high demand for teachers.
The deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.
The school districts in North Chicago and downstate East St. Louis are a step away from a state takeover.
Local school districts could find themselves further strapped for dollars if the state Board of Education goes ahead and changes the rules on busing students.
Programs that some would call “extras” could make a difference for Illinois’ young people.
The Illinois State Board of Education wants documents and other information from Lake Forest School District 67 to look into the district’s handling of the investigation of Deer Path Middle School principal John Steinert.
Education experts say money for the youngest kids can pay off in the long run.
Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped former mayoral candidate Gery Chico to head up the Illinois State Board of Education.
The ideas of saving state money by combining school districts and eliminating the regional offices of education seem to be on their way to the recycle bin, maybe in the section marked “Easier Said than Done.”
Illinois lawmakers are hearing pitches for more money for schools.
- The List: Chicago Schools To Be ClosedThe Chicago School Board voted to close 49 underutilized or underperforming elementary schools on Wednesday as part of a plan to close a $1 billion budget deficit.492
- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.4834
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
- Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.561
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
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