Andrew Hensel

‘Gender affirming care’ on minors finds support, opposition among Illinois’ elected officials

(The Center Square) – Illinois’ elected officials are offering different views on the future of gender-affirming health care in Illinois. Gender-affirming care, as defined by…

Illinois’ Amendment 1 would be costly and give too much power to unions, including the Chicago Teachers Union, critics argue

(The Center Square) – Amendment 1 on the November ballot is being promoted by unions in Illinois. Supporters say the measure will protect workers’ rights.…

Chicago Public Schools facing lower enrollment but more teachers

(The Center Square) – A new report shows a decade-long problem of low test scores and enrollment decline for Chicago Public Schools. The report was done by…

Three bills impacting Illinois higher education now law

(The Center Square) – Three different bills looking to address issues within the state’s higher education system are now law. Gov J.B. Pritzker signed the…

Chicago Public Schools to pay back $87 million in overpayments

(The Center Square) – Chicago Public Schools were given $87 million from the Illinois State Board of Education in error and now they owe that…

Audit: Chicago Public Schools received $87 million in overpayments

(The Center Square) – An Illinois Auditor General’s report shows an error at the Illinois State Board of Education resulted in an overpayment of more…

Pritzker signs ‘Too Young to Test’ bill into law

(The Center Square) – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure that prohibits the Illinois State Board of Education from requiring students in pre-kindergarten…

Schools must report alleged teacher sexual misconduct starting July 2023

(The Center Square) – In a little over a year, school superintendents must begin notifying school boards and parents if any sexual misconduct happens in…