News

Manar’s Education Funding Bill Advances

Manar’s Education Funding Bill Advances

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

State lawmakers have advanced legislation that revises a proposal to overhaul the way Illinois schools receive funding.

State Sen. Andy Manar is sponsoring the measure. His proposed overhaul would require school districts to demonstrate need before receiving money. The current method factors in a district’s poverty for some types of state aid but not others.

The amendment limits the state funds given to the poorest schools. That would be done to ensure money is distributed to districts that have average amounts of poverty. It’s an attempt to gain bi-partisan support.

Republicans are still opposed. State Sen. Matt Murphy says it takes money from Chicago suburbs to solve problems.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Alice Cooper wants to ‘die on stage’

Fresh
alice

The rocker says he's not worried about elaborate stunts on stage because that's the way he would want to go out.

in Entertainment

Bryan Cranston laughs off ‘Breaking Bad’ toy controversy

Fresh
breaking

A Florida mom wants action figures from the popular series banned from Toys 'R' Us stores.

in Entertainment

Jimmy Fallon penning picture book

jimmyfallon

Fallon's daughter Winnie Rose has inspired the picture book, which will hit store shelves this summer.