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Lawmakers asked to give ‘full faith and credit’ to College Illinois savings plan Lawmakers asked to give ‘full faith and credit’ to College Illinois savings plan

Lawmakers asked to give ‘full faith and credit’ to College Illinois savings plan

Faced with a large funding shortfall and a shortage of new participants, the director of a state-run college savings program urged Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to back the program with the “full faith and credit” of the state to guarantee that future bills will be paid.

Education Committee votes to reinstate classroom time mandate Education Committee votes to reinstate classroom time mandate

Education Committee votes to reinstate classroom time mandate

There was general agreement at the Senate Education Committee meeting Tuesday that the definition of a “school day” is changing, but the committee voted unanimously to reinstate an old definition of the term – at least temporarily.

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