Leading News

January 20, 2017
In today’s Leading news, Quincy SD 172 teachers and support staff have voted to accept a one-year contract proposal.  Aurora East USD 131 voted to deny a charter school application. Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget advisors say the Senate’s “grand plan” won’t eliminate the deficit. Education leaders downstate weigh in on the nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education. Finally in the news, teachers and volunteers bring school to hospitalized children.

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Quincy Federation ratifies one-year contract
Deborah Gertz Husar, Herald-Whig, Quincy, January 20

East Aurora board denies charter school proposal
Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, January 11

Rauner budget office says Senate plan won't erase deficit
John O'Connor, AP/State Journal-Register, Springfield, January 18

Local educators skeptical of school choice,
DeVos as Secretary of Education
Isaac Smith, The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, January 19

Teachers help hospitalized kids keep up in school
Laura Nightengale, State Journal-Register, Springfield, January 15

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