School Funding Overhaul Again Faces Long Odds In SpringfieldLawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state's outdated school funding formula, a nearly 30 year old system that nearly everyone agrees penalizes students in poorer districts.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton Wants School Funding Formula FixA top Democrat says inequity in Illinois' school funding formula is the "defining crisis of our time" and an overhaul is a top priority.
Students, Parents Demonstrate Against CPS Plan To Move Back Start Time At More Than 80 Schools A few dozen students and parents demonstrated at Daley Plaza - upset with the Chicago Public Schools plan to change the start time this fall at more than 80 schools.
Illinois House Passes Bill Allowing Parents To Opt-Out Children From PARCC TestParents unhappy about the PARCC test are one step closer to a formal process for opting their children out of it now that the Illinois House has approved a bill.
No One Wins In Chicago's Latest Standardized Testing DebacleOur kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry...
Emanuel Defends CPS Decision To Administer PARCC TestMayor Emanuel is defending the decision by Chicago Public School officials to back down on their resistance to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
CPS Reverses Stance On PARCC, Will Now Test Students System WideThe Chicago Public School system is buckling to economic pressure and now plans to give a controversial standardized test system-wide, reports WBBM's Bernie Tafoya.
Potential For Record-Setting Cold This WeekOK, parents, listen up.
Lockdown At Highland, Indiana Schools LiftedA phone threat from a number in Dallas has forced authorities to place the schools in Highland, Ind., on lock down.
Dogs Helping Kids Learn To Read At 13 Chicago Public SchoolsBooks, computers, and even apps can help your children learn to read, but at 13 Chicago Public Schools, young students are becoming better readers thanks to dogs.
2 Investigators: Schools Using Football Helmets With Low Safety Ratings2 Investigator Dave Savini took helmets belonging to a middle-school player and had them tested at a Virginia lab. The outcome raises concerns for many young players.
No School Tuesday For Waukegan Students As Teacher Strike Continues There is no school again Tuesday for public school students in Waukegan as a teachers strike will enter its 12th day.