Robin Steans http://tristatesradio.com en Illinois Lawmakers Studying School Funding http://tristatesradio.com/post/illinois-lawmakers-studying-school-funding <p>State funding for education in Illinois has dropped by hundreds of millions of dollars in the past several years. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:04:29 +0000 Brian Mackey 39248 at http://tristatesradio.com Illinois Lawmakers Studying School Funding Room for Improvement in Illinois Schools http://tristatesradio.com/post/room-improvement-illinois-schools <p></p><p>The education advocacy group Advance Illinois has issued a "report card" on the state's public schools. It says things are improving -- but not nearly enough.</p><p>Some of the findings are scandalous: only one-third of Illinois fourth graders can read proficiently, and for African Americans, that number is just 12%.</p><p>Advance pulled those numbers from a federal study known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:56:06 +0000 Rich Egger 24336 at http://tristatesradio.com Room for Improvement in Illinois Schools