Vision 20/20 gets third bill signed by Governor Rauner. SB 2912 addresses teacher shortage, easier access for educators trained outside Illinois
Passage of this bill marks the 3rd legislative victory for state’s leading education group. Read more:
CTBA Issue Brief: Why Illinois Should Adopt an Evidence-Based Education Funding Model
The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability released an issue brief focusing on the Evidence-Based Funding Model. Read more:
WGCI 107.5 FM: Creg Williams
Creg Williams, Ed.D., President of the Superintendents’ Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity (SCSDD), talked with a radio host at WGCI 107.5 FM, Chicago’s #1 Hip-Hop and R&B station. Dr. Williams talked about Vision 20/20 and a variety of other topics. Listen to the full recording by clicking on this link from WGCI.
WBBM’s At Issue: Illinois Principal Association 11/29/2015
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with Roger Eddy, Director of Illinois Association of School Boards, and Jason Leahy, Executive Director of Illinois Principal Association about upcoming reforms to education funding and its effect in suburban and downstate schools.
Listen to the interview here: WBBM’s At Issue: Illinois Principal Association 11/29/2015
FOX 32 Sunday: Patricia Dal Santo, Roger Eddy
FOX 32 Sunday sits down with Patricia Dal Santo and Roger Eddy to discuss schools and report cards for school districts.
Listen to the interview: FOX 32 Sunday: Patricia Dal Santo, Roger Eddy
Morris Herald-News – Troy, Coal City, Plainfield superintendents support new school rating system
Coal City is known as a blue-collar town with a heavy emphasis on the trades. But school standing in the eyes of the state had always relied on students’ performance in standardized tests. So the conventional rating system for Coal City schools never factored in student success in areas – like being good in the hands-on trades that offer multiple career opportunities – other than test-taking.
Vision 20/20 Webinar Recording 9/29/15 – Successes and Moving Forward
WBEZ Morning Shift – IASBO Executive Director Discusses Vision 20/20
Chicago Public School students are getting ready to get back to class after Labor Day, and the district is gearing up for a new year with a new CEO and some old budget problems. But there are more than 2 million kids enrolled statewide, and many districts have already started, including many suburban schools…We’re joined by Dr. Mary Kearney, interim Superintendent for the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools, Michael A. Jacoby, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials and WBEZ Northwest Indiana reporter Michael Puente.
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WQAD 8 – Free iTunes app to provide ‘equity’ for Illinois schools
A group of Illinois educators advocating for changes in the Illinois’ public school system have launched a free iTunes app they say will level the playing field for Illinois public schools.
Read more and view segment: http://wqad.com/2015/08/21/free-itunes-app-to-provide-equity-for-illinois-schools/
Daily Herald – Editorial: For generations at risk, ‘iTunes U’ offers education equality
In the series of stories the Daily Herald published last June under the heading Generations at Risk, 10 years’ worth of numbers showed a distinct correlation between low-income students and low test scores throughout Illinois.