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Just a dollar

by Maureen Foertsch McKinney

Not since 2009 has the state allocated funds for homeless education — well, there’s $1.

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Race and education

by John W. Fountain
The real issue is about justice.

Don Fullerton
New test, new stress

by Tara García Mathewson

Exam promises headaches as schools adjust to the Common Core’s latest challenge

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Restorative justice

by Brian Mackey

Stats pointing to racial bias in expulsions and suspensions spur a new look at school discipline.


Jamey DunnEditor’s note
by Jamey Dunn

Patients pay the price for state’s half-hearted embrace of Obamacare

Brian Mackey
State of the state

by Brian Mackey

Can a governor really create jobs?

Ends and Means

by Charles N. Wheeler III
, Columnist
Quinn, Rauner should read between the lines on ruling

Also in the September issue…

The mandate debate by Kurt Erickson
Schools’ frequent complaint takes its moment on the legislative stage.

Special project

Renewing the partnership between the state and nonprofits
By Brent Never