Rochester Community Unit School District 3A had the highest rate – 34.8 percent – of students locally who passed the annual state assessments this year, according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
Downtown Springfield could start seeing more students from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) thanks to a newly introduced discount program, according to Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez's (R-Leland Grove) website.
The state’s new education funding reform law, ironed out through bipartisan compromise, stands in stark contrast to the more one-sided state budget that passed earlier this summer, Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) said in a recent press release.
Illinois’ new school funding formula will make a great education more accessible to all of the state’s children, according to Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) in a press release that explains key provisions of the law.
A new public school funding bill recently passed by the Illinois Legislature, SB1947, includes a scholarship program that would award donated funds to students in lower-income families — up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level — to provide them the opportunity to attend private schools.
Veterans in downstate counties will have more access to alternatives to the traditional judicial system under a newly enacted law pushed by Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove), according to a press release.
Sangamon County's 22 school districts will receive an extra $5.23 million this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.