Illinois State Board of Education http://tristatesradio.com en Public Education and the Illinois Income Tax http://tristatesradio.com/post/public-education-and-illinois-income-tax <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is selling his budget plan as a way to better fund schools. But that money doesn't come right away. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:18:30 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 50770 at http://tristatesradio.com Public Education and the Illinois Income Tax Illinois Education Board to Decide Consolidations http://tristatesradio.com/post/illinois-education-board-decide-consolidations <p>The Illinois State Board of Education will take care of a task that was supposed to be handled at the local level. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:42:04 +0000 Rich Egger 43833 at http://tristatesradio.com Illinois Education Board to Decide Consolidations Illinois Committee Endorses New Math Standard http://tristatesradio.com/post/illinois-committee-endorses-new-math-standard <p>An Illinois House education panel okayed a plan that would change math standards for middle and high school students.<br /><br />The measure was developed by Democratic Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon. It would require the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum that includes an extra year of math in high schools. Currently only three years are required by the state, though many schools already require four years.<br /><br />Simon has visited each of the state&#39;s 48 community colleges and said she repeatedly heard students lacked math skills.<br /> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:06:59 +0000 Rich Egger 14075 at http://tristatesradio.com Illinois Committee Endorses New Math Standard