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Understanding The Most Poorly Funded School System in America: Illinois

March 30, 2017
By design, Illinois places an outsized reliance on revenue from local property taxes to fund schools. That has led to dramatic increases in property taxes across the state while also creating a worst in the nation gap in funding between rich and poor districts.  

Critics: CPS Special Ed Policy Is ‘Delay And Deny’

January 23, 2017
Parents, teachers and disability rights advocates say new oversight protocols keep kids from getting services they need, while BGA analysis raises questions about Chicago Public Schools' claims that minority students are over-identified for special ed.

Illinois Schools Pushed To Test Water For High Lead Levels

September 20, 2016
Environmental groups propose law requiring elementary schools to test drinking fountains, other sources. Legislator cites lessons from Flint, CPS.
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