Matt Vanover http://wuis.org en Where Do GOP Governor Candidates Stand On Education? http://wuis.org/post/where-do-gop-governor-candidates-stand-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>All four of the Republican candidates for governor have said they will make education funding a priority if elected, but they face an uphill battle finding the money to send to schools. Each of the contenders has an unique solution for fixing education funding in Illinois.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, some background: Illinois is ranked last in the nation when it comes to how much the state kicks in to public education.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:35:33 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21039 at http://wuis.org Where Do GOP Governor Candidates Stand On Education? ISBE Warns Of School Funding Cuts http://wuis.org/post/isbe-warns-school-funding-cuts <p>School administrators in Illinois are being warned to prepare for even less state funding for the next fiscal year. &nbsp;<br />The Springfield Bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports (http://bit.ly/16g1Hjd ) the Illinois State Board of Education is telling school districts to prepare to receive about 85 percent of the normal general state aid payments. &nbsp;<br />This year, the qualifying districts are getting 89 percent of the money. &nbsp; Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:24:54 +0000 Associated Press 11200 at http://wuis.org ISBE Warns Of School Funding Cuts