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Illinois fourth-graders below national average in reading

Staff Report Fourth-graders in Illinois on average scored 218 on a standardized reading test administered last year, which is one point below the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).…

How school funding problems affect students, taxpayers

By Peter Hancock  Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Education officials in Illinois say the state is making solid progress under its new evidence-based funding program in narrowing the wealth-based disparities among school districts,…

RPS 205 school board fills vacant seat

Staff Report ROCKFORD - ​The Rockford School Board has selected a local accountant to fill the board vacancy in Subdistrict G. June Standord, a controller at Kelley Williamson, was selected Thursday, the day the board interviewed a…