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.
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.
As diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba continue to strengthen and travel restrictions are relaxed, Illinois College in Jacksonville has reached a collaboration agreement with two Cuban schools.
The first numbers from a new state student achievement test are out… and they’re as bad as expected.
School districts across the state are continuing to see a decrease in unfunded mandates from past years, as the new academic year begins.
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.
After the abrupt resignation of Chancellor Phyllis Wise last week, the University of Illinois will name her interim replacement this week.