Education Desk Podcast | NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

by Randy.Eccles

Education Desk Podcast | NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 34
  • Last: 12 Feb 2018
The NPR Illinois Education Desk is a community funded initiative to report on stories that impact you. Stories on the state of education from K-12 to higher education.

Episodes (34)

  • More Dollars Add Up To Less Trust
    More Dollars Add Up To Less Trust
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 03:25
    Last August, when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the historic school funding reform plan, the celebration was like the political version of a wedding. Lawmakers from both parties got dressed up, made lovely speeches, and posed for pictures next t... Read more →
    Last August, when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the historic school funding reform plan, the celebration was like the political version of a wedding. Lawmakers from both parties got dressed up, made lovely speeches, and posed for pictures next t... Read more →

  • 'A Lesson For How NOT To Do Bill-Making'
    'A Lesson For How NOT To Do Bill-Making'
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    Published: 15 Jan 2018 Duration: 03:43
    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority to make big changes to a small clean-up bill that’s necessary to enact school funding reform. Democrats who pushed the reform warned that Rauner’s action could derail the bipartisan effor... Read more →
    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority to make big changes to a small clean-up bill that’s necessary to enact school funding reform. Democrats who pushed the reform warned that Rauner’s action could derail the bipartisan effor... Read more →

  • Education Board Calls For Swift Action On School Funding
    Education Board Calls For Swift Action On School Funding
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    Published: 12 Jan 2018 Duration: 00:55
    If you’ve seen Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign commercials , you might think the school funding issue was settled last summer. But as often happens with complex legislation, it was followed by a “ trailer” bill cleaning up some technical langu... Read more →
    If you’ve seen Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign commercials , you might think the school funding issue was settled last summer. But as often happens with complex legislation, it was followed by a “ trailer” bill cleaning up some technical langu... Read more →

  • Private Schools Attract $36 Million Via Tax Credit Program
    Private Schools Attract $36 Million Via Tax Credit Program
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    Published: 3 Jan 2018 Duration: 00:51
    Beginning this week, people and corporations donating up to $1.3 million for private school scholarships can get a 75 percent credit toward their state income tax. This was a controversial but bipartisan concept, adopted last summer to help... Read more →
    Beginning this week, people and corporations donating up to $1.3 million for private school scholarships can get a 75 percent credit toward their state income tax. This was a controversial but bipartisan concept, adopted last summer to help... Read more →

  • What Gift Do College Loan Debtors Want?
    What Gift Do College Loan Debtors Want?
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    Published: 22 Dec 2017 Duration: 03:48
    If you’ve got a recent college graduate on your gift list, you might be interested in the results of a survey conducted by the finance firm Lend Edu . They asked people with student loans whether they’d rather get a holiday gift or an equal... Read more →
    If you’ve got a recent college graduate on your gift list, you might be interested in the results of a survey conducted by the finance firm Lend Edu . They asked people with student loans whether they’d rather get a holiday gift or an equal... Read more →

  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Grab Tax Credits
    On Your Mark, Get Set, Grab Tax Credits
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    Published: 22 Dec 2017 Duration: 00:47
    Many of us enjoy a party on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, but for a few wealthy Illinois residents, Jan. 2 will be the day to celebrate. Beginning at 8 a.m., on a first-come, first-served basis, they can reserve a hefty tax credit in re... Read more →
    Many of us enjoy a party on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, but for a few wealthy Illinois residents, Jan. 2 will be the day to celebrate. Beginning at 8 a.m., on a first-come, first-served basis, they can reserve a hefty tax credit in re... Read more →

  • Peace Rooms and Mindfulness: New School Discipline Philosophy One Year Later
    Peace Rooms and Mindfulness: New School Discipline Philosophy One Year Later
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    Published: 7 Dec 2017 Duration: 04:32
    School districts had a year to implement a state law that banned zero-tolerance policies and emphasized restorative justice practices. We check back in with five districts we visited in the summer of 2016 to see how school discipline has ch... Read more →
    School districts had a year to implement a state law that banned zero-tolerance policies and emphasized restorative justice practices. We check back in with five districts we visited in the summer of 2016 to see how school discipline has ch... Read more →

  • Student Loan Borrowers Protected By New Illinois Law
    Student Loan Borrowers Protected By New Illinois Law
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    Published: 8 Nov 2017 Duration: 00:42
    Let's say you've got a student loan and you get laid off your job. Your loan servicer suggests something called " forebearance " — the chance to delay payments for a year or two. Sounds tempting, but it ends up costing you more money. That'... Read more →
    Let's say you've got a student loan and you get laid off your job. Your loan servicer suggests something called " forebearance " — the chance to delay payments for a year or two. Sounds tempting, but it ends up costing you more money. That'... Read more →

  • Goodness In Their Bones
    Goodness In Their Bones
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    Published: 7 Nov 2017 Duration: 03:59
    Jessica Handy works as a lobbyist for an education advocacy organization called Stand for Children . I’ve aired interviews with her in the past because she’s got a knack for explaining complex numbers. So to her, the most critical part of t... Read more →
    Jessica Handy works as a lobbyist for an education advocacy organization called Stand for Children . I’ve aired interviews with her in the past because she’s got a knack for explaining complex numbers. So to her, the most critical part of t... Read more →

  • Hackers Attack LA, Boston, And...Crab Orchard?
    Hackers Attack LA, Boston, And...Crab Orchard?
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    Published: 26 Oct 2017 Duration: 00:42
    Derek Hutchins is the superintendent of Crab Orchard Schools. It's a district of only 530 students, east of the town of Marion, in southern Illinois. So he was surprised last week when his tech support guy showed up in his office with big n... Read more →
    Derek Hutchins is the superintendent of Crab Orchard Schools. It's a district of only 530 students, east of the town of Marion, in southern Illinois. So he was surprised last week when his tech support guy showed up in his office with big n... Read more →

  • Neediest Schools Still Waiting For New Funding
    Neediest Schools Still Waiting For New Funding
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    Published: 19 Oct 2017 Duration: 00:41
    The debate over school funding dominated much of the legislative session, and concluded with a compromise plan designed to send more state funds to the neediest districts. But so far, those districts haven't gotten any extra funds.
    The debate over school funding dominated much of the legislative session, and concluded with a compromise plan designed to send more state funds to the neediest districts. But so far, those districts haven't gotten any extra funds.

  • Rauner Campaign Ad Uses Quote About Manar
    Rauner Campaign Ad Uses Quote About Manar
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    Published: 5 Oct 2017 Duration: 00:52
    A television commercial​ now airing for Gov. Bruce Rauner touts the school funding reform legislation he signed into law in August. But the campaign spot is somewhat misleading. The ad begins: “It's been called nothing short of a miracle.”
    A television commercial​ now airing for Gov. Bruce Rauner touts the school funding reform legislation he signed into law in August. But the campaign spot is somewhat misleading. The ad begins: “It's been called nothing short of a miracle.”

  • Ed Czar Now Works For Kern Family Foundation
    Ed Czar Now Works For Kern Family Foundation
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    Published: 25 Sep 2017 Duration: 00:48
    Shortly after Illinois lawmakers approved a new school funding plan, the state's top education official announced she was leaving to work for a national non-profit. Today is her first day on her new job. Beth Purvis has joined the Kern Fami... Read more →
    Shortly after Illinois lawmakers approved a new school funding plan, the state's top education official announced she was leaving to work for a national non-profit. Today is her first day on her new job. Beth Purvis has joined the Kern Fami... Read more →

  • Illinois Issues: The Man With The Education Reform Mission
    Illinois Issues: The Man With The Education Reform Mission
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    Published: 7 Sep 2017 Duration: 03:56
    State Sen. Andy Manar shepherds historic school funding reform through the legislature after years of failed attempts.
    State Sen. Andy Manar shepherds historic school funding reform through the legislature after years of failed attempts.

  • How Much Credit Should Rauner Get For School Funding?
    How Much Credit Should Rauner Get For School Funding?
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    Published: 30 Aug 2017 Duration: 00:45
    Gov. Bruce Rauner took sort of a victory lap visiting a Catholic school, a traditional public school and a charter school to celebrate the Illinois General Assembly's approval of a historic school funding overhaul.
    Gov. Bruce Rauner took sort of a victory lap visiting a Catholic school, a traditional public school and a charter school to celebrate the Illinois General Assembly's approval of a historic school funding overhaul.

  • School Funding Plan Now Heads To Gov
    School Funding Plan Now Heads To Gov
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    Published: 30 Aug 2017 Duration: 05:00
    The Illinois legislature on Tuesday approved a major, bipartisan overhaul of the way Illinois funds public education. Illinois' current school funding formula dates back to 1997. And efforts to replace it with something more logical, more f... Read more →
    The Illinois legislature on Tuesday approved a major, bipartisan overhaul of the way Illinois funds public education. Illinois' current school funding formula dates back to 1997. And efforts to replace it with something more logical, more f... Read more →

  • Compromise School Funding Plan Passes House
    Compromise School Funding Plan Passes House
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    Published: 29 Aug 2017 Duration: 03:53
    It took three different votes, but Illinois may finally be getting the new school funding formula lawmakers have been working on for the past few years. The state House of Representatives yesterday approved a new evidence-based school fundi... Read more →
    It took three different votes, but Illinois may finally be getting the new school funding formula lawmakers have been working on for the past few years. The state House of Representatives yesterday approved a new evidence-based school fundi... Read more →

  • Rauner's School Doesn't Like His Veto
    Rauner's School Doesn't Like His Veto
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    Published: 23 Aug 2017 Duration: 00:45
    Schools across Illinois are still waiting for state money while legislative leaders try to agree on a new funding formula. Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed large portions of a Democrat-sponsored plan, saying it was too generous to Chicago Publi... Read more →
    Schools across Illinois are still waiting for state money while legislative leaders try to agree on a new funding formula. Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed large portions of a Democrat-sponsored plan, saying it was too generous to Chicago Publi... Read more →

  • Gov's SB1 Veto Surprises Some In His Party
    Gov's SB1 Veto Surprises Some In His Party
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    Published: 7 Aug 2017 Duration: 00:45
    Schools are set to receive payment from the state in just three days, but that can’t happen until the Illinois legislature approves a new “evidence-based” funding model.
    Schools are set to receive payment from the state in just three days, but that can’t happen until the Illinois legislature approves a new “evidence-based” funding model.

  • School Funding Depends On Compromise Or 36+71
    School Funding Depends On Compromise Or 36+71
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    Published: 2 Aug 2017 Duration: 03:32
    With schools set to open in just a few weeks, Illinois still doesn't have any way to send money to schools. K-12 funding has become the latest partisan battleground at the statehouse, and yesterday, one procedural misstep may have inadverte... Read more →
    With schools set to open in just a few weeks, Illinois still doesn't have any way to send money to schools. K-12 funding has become the latest partisan battleground at the statehouse, and yesterday, one procedural misstep may have inadverte... Read more →

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