Manar/Bourne: Bipartisanship in General Assembly led to historic landmark school funding reform

Educating children should be a bipartisan issue. Two weeks ago in the General Assembly, it finally was. After years of working on this issue and months of intense negotiations, the General Assembly passed a landmark school funding reform law that fundamentally will transform the way Illinois funds its schools. This once-in-a-generation school funding More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Rep. Keith Wheeler saw school funding bill as rare chance to unite House

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The historic education funding reform enacted in Illinois last week is a compromise that will help students from all income levels, Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) said as More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Righter touted school funding formula as way to help poor families in lllinois

  SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The new education funding reform model passed by the General Assembly last week will be a positive paradigm shift in how the state handles and funds its schools, Sen. More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Horace Mann reports quarterly dividend

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Horace Mann Educators Corporation’s (NYSE: HMN) Board of Directors announced a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share payable on September 29, 2017 to shareholders More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Rep. Brad Halbrook calls for wiser approach to state K-12 funding

SHELBYVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) recently called for K-12 funding to be more focused following a report on the alarming rapid growth of education in the More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Rep. Jeanne Ives points to Coles County assessment suit as proof system is broken

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) wants the Illinois Department of Revenue to investigate every Illinois county to determine whether property assessments have More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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Hurricane Harvey, now tropical storm, leaves wake of devastation in Houston; at least five deaths confirmed

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Two feet of rain from Harvey results in widespread flooding in the heart of Texas ROCKPORT/CORPUS CHRISTI/HOUSTON, Tex. (Heartland Newsfeed/Associated Press/Reuters/UPI) — As recovery More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Rural Illinois schools offer new STEM education programs via grant funding from philanthropic organizations

$1 Million Grant Funds New Programs for Students and Teachers in 26 Schools INDIANAPOLIS (Heartland Newsfeed) – Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national nonprofit organization that provides transformative educational More...

By United Press International On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Solar eclipse crosses U.S. as millions view historic sight

CARBONDALE, Ill./ST. LOUIS (UPI) — The United States’ first total solar eclipse in 38 years arrived Monday, as millions witnessed the historic event. The eclipse became one of the largest mass migrations in More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Illinois Policy Institute: Moody’s warns delay of state funding for Illinois schools a ‘credit negative’

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Illinois Policy Institute) — State lawmakers keep giving ratings agencies reasons to downgrade Illinois government: pension crises, years of bad budgets and a two-year budget impasse are More...

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