Bill Sponsored By Rep. Chris Welch To Increase Charter School Accountability Signed Into Law

  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 From the office of Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D-7th): CHICAGO, Ill. – Late Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB3232 into law.  The bill signing ceremony was a private ceremony held in the Blueroom at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.  State Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, passed legislation in May of this year aimed to increase accountability and transparency for charter schools by … Continue reading Bill Sponsored By Rep. Chris Welch To Increase Charter School Accountability Signed Into Law

Retro Report: State Sen. Lightford Plans to Stop Illinois State Charter Commission’s “Hidden Agenda,” State Sen. Don Harmon Addresses Education Funding Inequity

Progress Illinois reported on an education forum held in Oak Park in October, which comprised State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, State Sen. Don Harmon and other legislators in a discussion on education reform. Although the event was two months ago, its significance will linger well into next year and beyond, making it just as newsworthy as when it was first published–which is why we’ve decided to … Continue reading Retro Report: State Sen. Lightford Plans to Stop Illinois State Charter Commission’s “Hidden Agenda,” State Sen. Don Harmon Addresses Education Funding Inequity