Appointed School Board Can Stand, Court Rules - Education Week

A federal judge has rejected an effort by former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and some Chicago residents to force the city to adopt an elected school board.

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Claiming Bias in Funding, Chicago Sues Illinois - Education Week

The Chicago school board, along with five parents, has sued Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state of Illinois, claiming that the state’s education funding formula creates a separate and unequal education system that discriminates against the district’s students, most of whom are black and Hispanic.

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States Wrangle Over K-12 Funding Formulas - Education Week

Education aid can account for up to half of a state’s budget, and it’s a subject of heated debate, especially in places dealing with budget shortfalls and court orders.

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State of the States: Calif., Ill., Md., Mass., N.Y., Penn. - Education Week

Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.

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Chicago schools sue Illinois over 'discriminatory' funding - Education Week

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County school official seeking Democratic nod for governor - Education Week

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Swimsuit costs cause stir at Chicago-area school district - Education Week

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Group recommends Illinois school funding fix; future unclear - Education Week

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Justice Dept. Probe Cites Improper Force in Schools - Education Week

Chicago police officers have used inappropriate force against students and failed to set proper guidelines for using stun guns in schools, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation has found.

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Principal-Preparation Programs Get Major Makeover in Illinois - Education Week

The state’s move to overhaul training for school leaders has shifted university-based programs’ focus to developing principals who are strong instructional leaders.

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