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State Aid Begins Flowing to Illinois Schools

School districts across Illinois are finally able to breathe a sigh of relief, as state aid is finally being sent out to schools.

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Jacksonville School District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek, via Twitter

Ptacek: District 117 WILL Open on Time for ’17 School Year… But That Could Change.

As school districts around Illinois remain in limbo due to the ongoing budget impasse between Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders in the legislature, Jacksonville Public Schools Superintendent Steve Ptacek says his district will open on time and as scheduled in August.

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Chicago Public Schools to Allow Transgender Students to Access Bathroom of Identified Gender

The nation’s third-largest public school district has become the latest to say that its students may use the bathroom of the gender that they identify with, rather than the one that matches their birth gender.

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CPS Asking for $500M in Additionial State Aid, Rauner Won’t Say if Illinois Can Afford It

Governor Bruce Rauner won’t say if Illinois can afford the nearly $500 million in new state funding Chicago Public Schools has factored into its budget. But he reiterated that he’s open to helping soften a schools financial crisis in conjunction with other reforms.

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