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State Education Report Cards Nearly a Year Overdue

State Education Report Cards Nearly a Year Overdue

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Illinois State Board of Education officials say problems collecting information have forced a delay in the release of last year’s state education reports.

The 2013 reports were required to be completed last October. But the state board says they’ve had trouble collecting school district teacher and administrator salary details. State education officials say the data weren’t released piecemeal because that would have created skewed statewide information.

The annual report cards track each district’s student performance history, class sizes, spending on students and attendance.

State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia is an Aurora Democrat who serves as chairwoman of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. She says citizens “should know exactly where every dime and penny is being spent.”

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