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Illinois mandates mental health screenings of students starting this fall

(The Center Square) – Starting in the fall of 2024, a new state law, the Wellness Checks in Schools Program Act, will require yearly mental health screenings for Illinois’ 2… Read More

January 16, 2024
Too old to trick-or-treat? Some towns can throw teens in jail, but laws not enforced

(The Center Square) – Some jurisdictions in Illinois ban trick-or-treaters over the age of 12. In 2008, in the city of Belleville in southern Illinois, the city council passed an… Read More

October 31, 2023
Bullying notification bill clears Illinois Statehouse despite opposition from school associations

(The Center Square) – A bill that passed the Illinois Legislature requires school principals to report bullying to parents within 24 hours. Some opponents say that is not feasible. Read More

May 22, 2023
Future uncertain for Illinois’ tax credit scholarship program for private school tuition

(The Center Square) – Whether Illinois legislators save the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program that is set to expire at the end of this year is still unknown. Read More

May 16, 2023
Public Education
Demand for Illinois ag teachers is strong

(The Center Square) – Illinois needs career-changers to teach ag courses in high school. The Land of Lincoln has always been an agricultural powerhouse. The state is working hard to… Read More

April 17, 2023