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Schools Dropping Zero-Tolerance Mandates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois schools are now required to limit long-term suspensions and expulsions under a new law that also eliminates the use of zero-tolerance policies used to severely punish students for certain offenses. 113 more words


Lightford: We have to continue working on education funding reform

SPRINGFIELD- Continuing the conversation on much-needed education funding reform, Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford sponsored a measure approved by the Senate today that merges two solutions for the way the state distributes education funds. 265 more words

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Lightford: It’s not too late to do what’s right for our kids

SPRINGFIELD – In response to legislation filed today restructuring the Illinois school funding formula, State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D – Maywood) released the following statement. 178 more words

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