Gov. Rauner urges massive expansion of taxpayer funding for private schools while challenger J.B. Pritzker wants to end the new program.
Suggestions include ditching a basic skills test and elevating the status of teaching — possibly through an ad campaign.
For the first time this fall, students are at private schools with Illinois taxpayer support. Some 5,600 kids are getting tuition help.
It’s back to school season. And for the first time ever, thousands of Illinois students will use taxpayer money to attend private schools.
Former President Barack Obama showed up unannounced at a summer coding program that he supported with a $1M gift.
A local high school is in the national spotlight around thorny issues of race and equity in education. And that has the community talking.
West suburban Oak Park and River Forest High School is the subject of 10-week documentary series, “America to Me,” airing on Sundays.
Taxpayers are now paying for private school scholarships. WBEZ digs into early numbers.
A new look at Illinois kindergarteners finds most students are behind in language, math and social and emotional development.
For years, Berwyn schools have been trying to raise more money. Now, they’re trying to give some back.