Wolf Branch Middle School students are being moved indefinitely to the Wolf Branch School District’s elementary school in Swansea following mine subsidence damage, according to the Belleville News-Democrat (BND).
A Southern Illinois superintendent hasn't decided whether to resign after public and teachers union backlash to a column he wrote in which he went into lurid detail about a girl he had a crush on when he was 15.
Illinois students now have access to a fairer and more equitable education, according to Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Raymond), a co-sponsor of the state's new education funding formula, which Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law on Thursday.
A new public school funding bill recently passed by the Illinois Legislature, SB1947, includes a scholarship program that would award donated funds to students in lower-income families — up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level — to provide them the opportunity to attend private schools.
Mark Cappel, the superintendent of the Alton School District, recently asked lawmakers not to accept the state's school funding formula pushed by Gov. Bruce Rauner even though it would provide his district with almost $2 million more than the original bill.
Fourteen Madison County college students recently received scholarships totaling $10,500 through the 2017 Community Service Block Grant Scholarship administered by Madison County Community Development, according to a press release.
Metro East's 48 school districts will receive an extra $15.5 million this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.