Dept. of Education http://wkms.org en Illinois Education Funds Likely to Fall Despite Requests for Increase http://wkms.org/post/illinois-education-funds-likely-fall-despite-requests-increase <p></p><p>The Illinois State Board of Education wants lawmakers to increase funding for schools by $874 million next year. The board recommended the 13.4 percent increase at their meeting today. Finance Committee Chairman Jim Baumann says 67 percent of school districts are in deficit spending. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:12:39 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 27191 at http://wkms.org Illinois Education Funds Likely to Fall Despite Requests for Increase Green River Regional Educational Co-op Wins $40 million in Federal Grants http://wkms.org/post/green-river-regional-educational-co-op-wins-40-million-federal-grants <p></p><p>Kentucky's Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, or GRREC, is a winner an estimated $40 million in Federal Race to the Top District Funds. GRREC represents 23 Western Kentucky School Districts, including Union County, Daviess County and Owensboro Independent. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne&nbsp; Duncan says this year’s Race to The Top saw many new school districts competing for funds.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:43:25 +0000 John Walker 25555 at http://wkms.org Green River Regional Educational Co-op Wins $40 million in Federal Grants