Education

Released August 1, 2006

This Brief provides information on how K-12 public education is funded in Illinois.

Released October 10, 2006

This Fact Sheet provides information on how public education is funded in Illinois.

Released October 20, 2006

A presentation on the Illinois economy, and how it relates to education funding.

Released January 31, 2006

Information on education funding litigation in Illinois.

Released February 28, 2007

This Fact Sheet provides information on how Illinois could reform its fiscal system to provide equitable education funding.

Released January 1, 2006

An overview of education funding history in Illinois.

Released August 23, 2007

School construction projects for FY1998-FY2008 (proposed)

Released August 23, 2007

School construction grant appropriations of projections: FY1998-FY2008 (proposed).

Released August 19, 2008

This Report explains Illinois' basic school funding formula, and the consequences that formula has had for school districts across the state in areas of significant concern, including student achievement and teacher quality.

Released August 27, 2013

Despite an increase in spending, Chicago Public Schools is proposing to eliminate 1,520 instruction positions and draw down reserves to dangerous levels in its FY2014 proposed budget.

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