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Despite Capitol Fax Publisher Plea, Governor Pat Quinn Makes a Big Announcement

(Chicago, IL) – December 23, 2011. Despite Capital Fax Publisher Rich Miller’s public plea to Governor Pat Quinn to refrain from any big announcements while Miller went on holiday, Quinn refused to oblige. Continue reading »

Illinois Charter School Oversight Panel OK’d by Gov. Pat Quinn

(Chicago, IL) — July 20, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that establishes an independent charter school commission to authorize and regulate charter schools throughout Illinois. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Taps Rahm Emanuel Rival, Gery Chico, to Head Illinois Education Board; Wikipedia Page Already Updated

(Chicago, IL) — June 7, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today named Gery Chico, the former rival of Rahm Emanuel for the Chicago mayor’s office, as the chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Backs Senator Kimberly Lightford’s Illinois Education Reform Package

(Chicago, IL) — April 14, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today issued a statement regarding the introduction of comprehensive education reform legislation: “Education reform has been one of the top priorities for my administration. This bill helps us make sure that we have the best teachers in our classrooms and assures effective teacher performance. This bill … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn’s Plan to Cut Illinois School Bureaucracy Draws Little Legislative Support

(Springfield, IL) — March 25, 2011. Illinois’ regional superintendents are realizing they might not make the cut for state money in Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to close the more than $13 billion budget gap. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Announces $25 Million Grant to Build New Chicago Charter School

(Chicago, IL) — November 22, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $25 million capital grant to build the United Neighborhood Organization’s newest charter school, the Gage Park Campus in Chicago. Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Governor Pat Cuts Illinois Budget $1.4 Billion; Illinois Human Services, Education Take Big Hits

At a press conference in Chicago, Governor Pat Quinn today announced budget reductions of $1.4 billion, slicing $312 million from Illinois human services, $241 million from local Illinois schools, $100 million from Illinois colleges and universities, and $15 million from the Illinois State Police. Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Anti-School Bully Bill at Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade; Analysis Casts Doubts on State Bully Laws

(Chicago, IL) — June 27, 2010. Before Governor Pat Quinn began his march in Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, Quinn signed a bill into law that aims at reducing bullying in Illinois schools, but the measure may do little to reduce bullying behavior. “This new law helps schools protect students so they can succeed … Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: Senator Heather Steans Wins Senate Approval to Eliminate Chicago Teacher Residency Requirement

(Springfield, IL) — March 25, 2010. The Illinois Senate today today overwhelmingly approved legislation that eliminates the residency requirement for Chicago Public School teachers. The Senate voted 40-7 for the measure, Senate Bill 3522, which also eliminates residency within the district from being considered as a factor in determining compensation, retention, promotion, assignment, or transfer … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Illinois Owes Illinois School Districts $725 Million

(Springfield, IL) — February 22, 2010. The Illinois budget crisis monster is claiming another victim: local schools. From Amanda Reavy at the Springfield State Journal-Register: Illinois state government’s backlog of bills associated with kindergarten through 12th grade schools totals about $725 million, according to Carol Knowles, spokeswoman for Comptroller Dan Hynes. The backlog consists of … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Illinois Human Services Move Over, Illinois School Districts are the Newest Victims of Illinois Budget Crisis

(Springfield, IL) – February 16, 2010. Move over Illinois human services, Illinois school districts are the next big thing in the Illinois budget cuts drama. Last year, Illinois budget cuts and budget pain fell disproportionately on human service programs, causing grief principally for Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans, but to a lesser degree. But that … Continue reading »

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