Ben Schwarm http://wuis.org en Illinois Lottery: A Shell Game For School Funding? http://wuis.org/post/illinois-lottery-shell-game-school-funding <p>Many people are aware that the Illinois Lottery helps fund schools. But just how much do the proceeds actually help? Well, that's what we aimed to find out:</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Rachel Otwell 19007 at http://wuis.org Illinois Lottery: A Shell Game For School Funding? Legislators Seek To Adjust Funding Formula; Others Say It's Not Enough http://wuis.org/post/legislators-seek-adjust-funding-formula-others-say-its-not-enough <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois ranks last in the nation when it comes to how much money the state kicks in for public education. This has to do with the complicated formula that determines school funding. But it also has to do with the amount districts are being prorated.</span></p><p></p><p>This year, Illinois is only paying 89 percent of the money it's supposed to send to schools. Currently those cuts are applied across the board, hitting wealthy and poor districts alike.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:56:29 +0000 Hannah Meisel 17449 at http://wuis.org Legislators Seek To Adjust Funding Formula; Others Say It's Not Enough Illinois' Education Funding Under Review http://wuis.org/post/illinois-education-funding-under-review <p>Illinois ranks 50th among the states in the share of education funding that comes from state government. The formula used to distribute that money dates back to the '90s.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday afternoon, a <a href="http://ilga.gov/senate/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1511">group of state senators</a> began working on an update.</span></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:24:04 +0000 Brian Mackey 7549 at http://wuis.org Illinois' Education Funding Under Review