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Taking on "critical race theory" critics -- Illinois Times, September 23, 2021

Stand for Children Illinois Releases Advocacy Toolkit to Help Improve Dual Credit Outcomes for Students -- August 5, 2021

Stand for Children Illinois Polls: Voters Support Hybrid Chicago School Board, Republicans Drive Support for Fully Elected Board -- May 26, 2021

Stand for Children Illinois Launches Campaign Urging Compromise in Negotiations Over Board Structure for Chicago Public Schools -- May 4, 2021

Rethinking reading -- Illinois Times, February 25, 2021

Pritzker’s proposed budget keeps Illinois school funding flat for a second year -- Chalkbeat, February 17, 2021

Guest View: Illinois students deserve an equitable and adequate education system -- The Southern Illinoisan, January 30, 2021

Black legislators championed Illinois’ ambitious education bill. Now it’s approaching the finish line. -- Chalkbeat, January 11, 2021

Chicago Students Return to School on Monday. Will Their Teachers? -- The New York Times, January 9, 2021

Vienna Featured in Policy Work -- The Vienna Times, October 22, 2020

Stand for Children Illinois PAC Endorses 21 General Assembly Candidates in 2020 General Election -- September 8, 2020

Endorsements, First in Playbook  -- Politico, September 8, 2020

As Illinois school districts reimagine education, the wealthier could have yet another advantage -- Chalkbeat, August 7, 2020

Should CPS Students Return To Class This Fall? Students And Parents Are Mixed. -- WBEZ, July 22, 2020

Stand for Children Illinois Poll: CPS Parents Concerned About Keeping Children’s Education on Track and Health & Safety as School Year Approaches -- July 21, 2020, Polling Memo

Slight majority of CPS parents want schools to reopen in some form, poll finds -- Chicago Sun-Times, July 21, 2020

CPS parents want at least some remote learning in the fall, new poll shows -- Chalkbeat, July 21, 2020

No cuts to Illinois education, but schools warn COVID will push up costs -- Chalkbeat, May 27, 2020

Stand for Children Hosts Virtual Movie Premiere to Launch Video Series Highlighting Successes of Evidence-Based Funding for Schools -- May 8, 2020

Commentary: Chicago Forward — Low expectations can be deadly for African American youth -- Chicago Tribune, March 4, 2020

Community Consolidated Schools District 168, Sauk Village Elementary School Wins National Teach Kindness Challenge -- February 24, 2020

Stand for Children Illinois PAC Endorses 12 General Assembly Candidates in 2020 Primary Election -- February 13, 2020

Chicago is revisiting school funding. Here’s what 7 parents and educators would prioritize if they were in charge -- Chalkbeat, February 10, 2020

Ed Advocacy Group Tries to Make Shift Happen -- NPR Illinois, June 13, 2019

Fair Tax is Critical to Closing School Funding Gap -- May 13, 2019

Stand for Children floats new school funding idea -- Capitol Fax, May 13, 2019

New poll shows Lightfoot with large lead in mayor’s race -- WGN, March 5, 2019

Stand for Children IL PAC Poll: Lightfoot 58%, Preckwinkle 30% -- March 4, 2019, Polling Memo

FIRST POLL: Lori trouncing Toni – CHUY’s campaign chief heads Lori’s team – BERNIE hits Chi -- Politico, March 4, 2019

Bipartisan bill to address ‘brain drain’ on education system -- WMBD, February 11, 2019

Stand for Children Announces Legislation Aimed at Reversing Illinois Brain Drain -- February 7, 2019

Pritzker Names Education Advisory Team -- NPR Illinois, November 27, 2018

Stand for Children Issues Report on Reversing Illinois Brain Drain -- October 16, 2018

Fight Illinois brain drain by preparing students for college, careers: report -- Chicago Sun-Times, October 16, 2018

New report shows how to stop students from leaving the state -- WICS, October 16, 2018

Stand for Children IL PAC Endorses 25 Candidates from Both Sides of the Aisle -- September 19, 2018

Rockford Superintendent’s View: Legislative changes help students and taxpayers -- Rockford Register Star, June 30, 2018

Illinois Budget Boosts Education Funding -- CLTV, June 8, 2018

Stand for Children Thanks Lawmakers for Keeping State on Path to School Funding Equity -- May 31, 2018

School vouchers don’t just undermine public schools, they undermine democracy -- Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2017

Stand for Children Urges Springfield to Fund School Formula -- May 22, 2018

Stand for Children Thanks Leaders for Historic School Funding Reform -- August 31, 2017

Stand for Children Thanks Supporters of Bipartisan Compromise in Passage of Historic School Funding Reform -- August 29, 2017

Superintendents, Advocates Call Out Consequences of Governor Rauner’s SB1 Amendatory Veto -- August 9, 2017

Educators, Advocates Call on Gov. Rauner to Sign Education Funding Reform Already on His Desk -- July 31, 2017

Schools, Parents, Advocates Urge Gov. Rauner to Stand with Legislature to Stop Treating Poor Schools Like Piggy Banks -- May 29, 2017

Illinois School Funding Inequity: Worse Than The Worst -- NPR Illinois, March 14, 2017

Groups working toward reforming school funding -- The Southern Illinoisan, March 12, 2017

Schools using federal funds to offset state pension costs -- Peoria Journal Star, March 7, 2017

Poorest Schools Treated Like Piggy Banks -- January 23, 2017

Stand for Children IL PAC Endorses Education Champions in General Election -- September 14, 2016

Education Desk: Number Cruncher Explains School Funding -- NPR Illinois, July 6, 2016

Marijuana decriminalization bill about as important as the state pie -- Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2016

2/3 of Chicagoans Want CTU to Negotiate a Contract with CPS, Not Strike -- April 1, 2016

Stand for Children Urges Springfield Collaboration for Fair School Funding -- January 27, 2016

Stand for Children Illinois Calls on State Leaders to Hold up Their End of the Bargain in New Federal Every Student Succeeds Act -- December 10, 2015

IL Releases Initial PARCC Data -- September 16, 2015

Gov. and Legislators Deserve Praise for New Education Budget -- June 24, 2015

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