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Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 01:56 pm
Properly educating a schoolchild in Illinois takes upwards of $2,200 more per pupil than the state currently ensures, according to the latest report from Illinois’ Education Funding Advisory Boa...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 04:19 pm
A Springfield school slated for demolition in 2013 might end up with an extended life, if an idea for turning Enos Elementary School into residential lofts becomes a reality.Springfield School Distric...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 03:28 pm

Supporters claim it will ease burden on property tax

If voters next week approve a referendum raising Sangamon County’s sales tax rate from 8 percent to a maximum of 9 percent, it would reaffirm a philosophical shift in school funding already begu...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 04:02 pm

At Springfield’s Lincoln Magnet School, technology brings results

When a lesson on loom use in Iran unexpectedly transcends into a dialogue about the global equality of humankind, a teacher has to wonder what went right. Layne Zimmers, who helped guide her sixth-gra...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 10:51 pm

Computer Banc works to close the digital divide

When Computer Banc opened, for example, it initially gave free, refurbished computers to low-income families with children with learning disabilities, said Computer Banc board president Kevin Stevenson. ...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 05:28 pm
To paraphrase the great American storyteller, the report of Computer Banc’s demise was a bit premature. After abruptly closing its doors Sept. 2, Computer Banc has reopened with limited operations. It resumed distribution of computers beginning Oct. 1. “When the board met Sept. 1, we looked at where we were financially at that time, looked at donations scheduled to come in and the bala...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 10:07 am

The new high school debate

To build or not to build, that is the question. The answer will depend not on the review of high school facilities needs underway at School District 186. It will be determined by the voters — appropriately, if you are concerned about democracy, inappropriately if you are concerned about education....

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