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BUDGET CRISIS

Fallout continues as the state’s budget crisis marches into its third year. Springfield School District Superintendent Jennifer Gill Monday said if the state doesn’t approve an education budget by July 1, the school district would run out of money by January. Similarly, construction firms across the state have begun to cut jobs and stall projects… read more

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ILLINOIS SCHOOLS REPORT TROUBLE FILLING POSITIONS

More than half of Illinois school districts responding to a recent survey say they’re having trouble filling teaching positions. The State Journal-Register reports 62% of the state’s school districts completed a survey developed by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools. The survey found rural school districts in central and northwest Illinois are having the… read more

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HEALTHY SNACKS

A program that provides free fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to school children reduced obesity rates by 3 percentage points among elementary school pupils, according to a study by U-Arkansas researchers.

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POLLING PLACE LAW SIGNED

Legislation approved by Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday, urges Illinois school districts to make more schools available as polling places on Election Day. The legislation that takes effect immediately is House Bill 3199.

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