A state senator is again revising a proposal to change the state's school funding formula in hopes of gaining more bipartisan support.
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By Hannah Meisel
The organization that coordinates Illinois high school sports and activities was under scrutiny Tuesday in Springfield. Lawmakers want the Illinois High School Association to be more transparent ... but the not-for-profit group is pushing back.
By Sean Powers
This month marks the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed “separate but equal” in public schools. Thurgood Marshall, who would later be appointed to the high court, argued the case. Two years after the ruling -- in 1956 -- Marshall visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about his work to end segregation and the challenges ahead. Marshall said despite efforts by detractors of integration, black and white students were meant to go to school under one roof.
By Sean Powers
NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins delivers the commencement address on Saturday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
By Jeff Bossert
More than 400 University of Illinois faculty have filed paperwork to unionize. Non-tenured track faculty submitted their petition this week to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board.
By Hannah Meisel and Jeff Bossert
Officials at the University of Illinois say they are willing to work to retain faculty who opted to retire early as a result of mistakes in the state's pension overhaul.
By Eric Westervelt and Juana Summers
Graduation Season? More like Disinvitation Season.
By Hannah Meisel, with additional reporting from The Associated Press
University of Illinois instructor and 1970's-era radical James Kilgore says he's ashamed of his actions as a younger man but shouldn't be barred from teaching. His teaching career remains in doubt as one of his contracts expires Thursday.
By The Associated Press
Legislation is headed to the Illinois Senate that would make it illegal to use a degree obtained under a false name or other false pretenses to get a job or get into an advanced degree program.
By Amanda Vinicky
Southern Illinois University Carbondale's financially-struggling student newspaper would get an infusion of cash under newly introduced legislation.