Belleville News-Democrat: State educators propose plan to improve public schools
Bureau County Republican: 20/20 Vision, PES’ Tim Smith explains the Vision 20/20 initiative
Many are becoming more aware of the new public education initiative, Vision 20/20, which addresses current issues and inefficiencies many school districts around the state are facing today. Princeton Elementary School District Superintendent Tim Smith gave a presentation at the Prouty Building on Thursday, April 2, about what the initiative is pushing for and the priorities that come along with it.
Chicago Tribune: Vision 20/20: Illinois last in funding public education
Public education associations in Illinois have published a report that says large inequities exist in student achievement. Titled Vision 20/20, the 23-page document addresses several topics, such as state education funding and testing.
WCCI Radio Interview – In Touch with Dr. Mark Hansen, Superintendent of Eastland CUSD 308
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Carrollton Greene Prairie Press – Area educators attend Vision 20/20 initiative in Springfield
The Vision 20/20 summit held in Springfield recently has educators all across the state excited for the future of the public education system.
The State Journal-Register – Jeff Vose: Vision 20/20 a blueprint for Illinois education worth supporting
It is time for local communities to take back the conversation about public education in Illinois. We believe in local control with state accountability. That is why we are excited to share a new initiative called Vision 20/20.
Daily Southtown – Opinion: Regional Superintendents continue to play key role for Illinois’ schools
This year marks an important anniversary for our nation — 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the tragic death of President Abraham Lincoln, who led the Union through that historic period. Regional superintendents of schools also look to 1865 as the start of a long legacy of serving Illinois schools, a job that is as important today as it was in Lincoln’s time.
The State Journal-Register – School initiative targets underfunding, inequality
Sangamon County schools have joined a growing effort to bring comprehensive changes to Illinois’ public education system. A total of 381 school boards in Illinois have now signed resolutions supporting Vision 20/20, a four-pronged initiative sponsored by the Illinois Association of School Administrators, the Illinois Principals Association, the Illinois Association of School Boards and the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools to address underfunding, inequality and inefficiency in the state’s education system.
Kane County Chronicle – State legislators eye school funding reform
State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, said she doesn’t believe the newly introduced School Funding Reform Act of 2015 is a way to solve school funding inequity across the state.
Chicago Tribune – From the Community: Glenbard District 87 superintendent offers the Governor’s Playbook for Compassion
When Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled his plan to fix Illinois, he pledged to advance the values of competition and compassion. One key constituent group in critical need of compassion is the growing number of students living in poverty.