education budget http://wkms.org en Illinois House Gives Final OK to New Education Budget http://wkms.org/post/illinois-house-gives-final-ok-new-education-budget <p></p><p>The Illinois House has given final approval to a new state budget for education.</p><p>The legislation avoids cuts to elementary and secondary education and colleges and universities for the first time in several years. It also maintains funding for bilingual education, early childhood and transportation. But elementary and secondary school districts still will receive only 89 percent of what a state statute says they should get in general state aid. Fri, 31 May 2013 19:29:53 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 31835 at http://wkms.org Illinois House Gives Final OK to New Education Budget