Illinois State Board of Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org en State, East St. Louis School Board Settle Lawsuit Over Attempted Takeover http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-east-st-louis-school-board-settle-lawsuit-over-attempted-takeover <p>Illinois state education officials and members of the East St. Louis school board have settled a nearly year-old lawsuit sparked by the state board's attempt <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-takes-control-struggling-east-st-louis-school-district">to take over</a> the struggling district. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:47:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26157 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State, East St. Louis School Board Settle Lawsuit Over Attempted Takeover Judge: East St. Louis School Board can stay, for now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-east-st-louis-school-board-can-stay-now <p>A St. Clair County Circuit Court judge has approved a preliminary restraining order for a group of recently ousted East St. Louis School Board members.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:11:44 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 4031 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge: East St. Louis School Board can stay, for now State takes control of struggling East St. Louis School District http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-takes-control-struggling-east-st-louis-school-district <p>For the first time in its history, the Illinois State Board of Education has taken over a public school district.</p><p>The members voted unanimously today to dissolve the elected board of the East St. Louis Public Schools and replace it with an appointed oversight authority.</p><p>State board member and long-time educator Vinni Hall of Chicago said she&#39;d heard the concerns of East St. Louis residents and understands why the district is struggling.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:39:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Adam Allington 3961 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State takes control of struggling East St. Louis School District Morning Headlines- Thursday, June 21, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-june-21-2012 <p><strong>Seniority, income determining factors in new Illinois insurance law </strong></p><p>Governor Pat Quinn&#39;s office announced early this morning that he has signed <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-panel-targets-retiree-health-care">a measure</a> that will require retired state and public university employees to kick in more money for their health insurance.&nbsp;</p><p>Retirees with at least 20 years of service currently get free health coverage. Those with less time on the job pay for a portion of the cost.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:46:21 +0000 Sydney Miller, Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 3957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines- Thursday, June 21, 2012 Morning headlines: Friday, December 23, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-december-23-2011 <p><strong>New trouble for Ameren at Taum Sauk power plant</strong></p><p>A recent memo to the Missouri Public Service Commission shows major problems for Ameren at its Taum Sauk power station.</p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:47:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Maria Altman 2744 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, December 23, 2011 SIUC faculty set strike date http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/siuc-faculty-set-strike-date <p><em>Reporting by WSIU&#39;s Jennifer Fuller was used in this report.</em></p><p>The union representing tenured and tenure-track employees at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has set a strike date.</p><p>The SIUC Faculty Association says its members will walk off the job on Nov. 3 if they cannot reach an agreement with the university on a new contract. The last contract expired in June 2010.</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:49:21 +0000 WSIU 2301 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SIUC faculty set strike date Union at SIUC approves strike authorization http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-siuc-approves-strike-authorization-2 <p><em>Updated with quotes from SIUC and union officials.</em> <em>Reporting from Jennifer Fuller at WSIU was used in this report.</em></p><p>One union at Southern Illinois&nbsp;University in Carbondale has approved a strike authorization, and&nbsp;three more are slated to vote on similar questions.</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:26:27 +0000 The Associated Press & WSIU 2137 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union at SIUC approves strike authorization State launches probe of East St. Louis schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-launches-probe-east-st-louis-schools <p>Illinois&#39; board of education says a former top federal prosecutor will head a probe it has launched into spending by East St. Louis&#39; cash-strapped public school system.</p><p>Friday&#39;s announcement of the probe comes as the 7,500-student district is under state control and beset by questions about its paying millions on consultants and conventions.</p><p>The state board says the probe will be headed by A. Courtney Cox, southern Illinois&#39; former U.S. attorney. His firm will be paid up to $100,000 a year to do the investigation, at the district&#39;s expense.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:34:18 +0000 The Associated Press 1711 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State launches probe of East St. Louis schools Morning headlines: Friday, April 15, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-april-15-2011 <p><strong>Ill. Senate Unanimously Approves Legislation Reducing Teacher Job Security</strong></p><p>The Illinois Senate has unanimously approved sweeping legislation that would reduce teachers&#39; job security and emphasize performance over seniority. The legislation would make it harder for teachers to achieve tenure. Even after getting tenure, bad teachers could be fired. &nbsp;If a district has to make layoffs, jobs would be protected based on classroom performance instead of seniority.</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 14:26:58 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 959 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, April 15, 2011 State moves to take over East St. Louis schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-moves-take-over-east-st-louis-schools <p>The nine-member Illinois State Board of Education has moved to take control of the financially and academically struggling<a href="http://www.estlps189.net/"> East St. Louis School District 189.</a></p> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:18:07 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 954 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State moves to take over East St. Louis schools