East Peoria Community High School District 309, Washington Community High School District 308 and Peoria School District 150 spend the most per student in Metro Peoria, according to the latest Illinois Schools Report Card.
An annual Illinois assessment of student, school and school district performance labels more than 77 percent of K-12 schools as exemplary or commendable, even though students' academic test results appear static and sub-par in many instances
A Cuba High School educator was among scores of honorees from throughout Illinois who were recognized as tops in their fields – from health to dance to foreign language – during an annual awards luncheon held Tuesday in Normal.
Oak Grove SD 68 in Libertyville receives $877 per student from the state to fund pensions for public school teachers and administrators – the most in Metro Peoria, according to a Wirepoints analysis of Teacher Retirement System data.
Earlville CUSD 9 in LaSalle County receives just $230 per student from the state to fund pensions for teachers and administrators, the lowest of all other districts, according to a Wirepoints analysis of Teacher Retirement System data.
Rondout SD 72 in Lake County receives $1,579 per student from the state to fund pensions for teachers and administrators, leading all other districts, according to a Wirepoints analysis of Teacher Retirement System data.
Four Republican senators made it clear to Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) officials how upset they were with the school funding holdup at Tuesday's Senate Education Committee hearing on the SB650 Mandate Waiver.
Democratic state lawmakers showed their true colors in May when they demanded an investigation into an article about apparently doomed school funding reform legislation, a radio show co-host said recently.