The Department of Education has begun notifying some former Corinthian Colleges students that it will forgive only one-half or less of their federal student loans, even though the students were defrauded by the now-defunct schools.
A follow-up bill to Illinois' school funding reform law is headed to the state Senate after winning approval from members of the House.
U of I graduate students' strike in Champaign-Urbana is set to enter a second week after bargaining between the union and school administrators failed over the weekend.
Several Illinois universities are reassuring future students that disciplinary action resulting from recent protest activity will not affect their admission to those schools.
Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, says the governor's pension proposal needs to be taken in the context of overall school funding.
Matt Streb, chief of staff to Acting NIU President Lisa Freeman, says Gov. Rauner’s proposed allocation for higher education ignores even a minimal 1.9 percent increase requested by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
The Republican governor proposed a $696 million savings to the state's bank account by shifting the employer portion of teachers' pension contributions to local districts over four years.
The Board of Higher Education has approved a state funding request that is $254 million more than last year but still below the amount they received in 2014-2015.
The state's education chief says that the $350 million boost promised to public schools this year will be distributed beginning in April.
The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a public-school funding measure.
NIU athletic director Sean Frazier said Monday that the official proposal seeking potential partners has been posted to the state procurement website.