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April 27, 2015
New Ill. schools chief says funding fix could take years (Bloomington Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD — The state's new superintendent of schools believes the formula to distribute state aid to Illinois schools is flawed. But, unlike lawmakers pushing for an overhaul this spring to divert more money to poorer downstate schools, he thinks finding the right solution could take several years.

Corinthian Colleges Shuts Down, Ending Classes for 16,000 Overnight (Chicago Sun-Times)
In what’s believed to be the biggest shutdown in the history of higher education in the U.S., Corinthian Colleges said Sunday it’s closing its remaining 28 for-profit schools effective immediately, kicking about 16,000 students out of school.

Lisa Madigan continues push for campus sex assault protection (Chicago Sun-Times)
EDWARDSVILLE — Illinois’ attorney general is continuing a statewide tour to generate support for more stringent efforts to prevent campus sex assaults.

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