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Stand for Children Illinois Celebrates Illinois Budget’s Historic Education Investments, May 25, 2023

It’s almost a lawCapitol Fax, May 24, 2023

Bill heading to Pritzker’s desk requires ISBE to create new literacy planThe Center Square, May 24, 2023

Bill to create a statewide literacy plans heads to Gov. Pritzker’s deskWICS, May 23, 2023

Illinois bill calling for comprehensive literacy plan heads to Pritzker’s deskWAND, May 19, 2023

Illinois set to roll out a new literacy plan aimed at changing how students are taught to readChalkbeat, May 19, 2023

Illinois statewide literacy plan heads to SenateWAND, May 12, 2023

Senate approves bill reforming juvenile sentencing, heads to governor’s desk — State Journal-Register, May 12, 2023

Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons: Illinois wants to overhaul reading instructionWBEZ, April 27, 2023

Illinois wants to revamp how reading is taught. Lawmakers want to give it a deadline.WBEZ, April 26, 2023

Illinois House committee approves bill for comprehensive literacy planWAND, April 26, 2023

Activists, lawmakers push for changes in state literacy instruction requirementsEvanston RoundTable, April 26, 2023

Lawmakers look to change how reading is taught in schoolsWICS, April 25, 2023

Illinois Democrats pushing literacy education reform, bills advancingState Journal-Register, April 25, 2023

It’s just a billCapitol Fax, April 25, 2023

As Illinois children struggle to read, lawmakers want the state to create a literacy planChalkbeat, April 24, 2023

People on the MoveCrain’s Chicago Business, April 17, 2023

Midwest Dem party chairs push Chicago conventionPolitico, April 11, 2023

Stand for Children Announces Jessica Handy as Next Executive Director, April 10, 2023

Letter to the Editor | Must pursue literacy goalThe News Gazette, April 9, 2023

Bill ending juvenile court fines, fees passes Senate voteState Journal-Register, March 31, 2023

Education legislation takes center stage in General AssemblyState Journal-Register, March 27, 2023

Editorial | Shortcomings in literacy an educational, social problemThe News-Gazette, March 19, 2023

Illinois House committee approves Literacy & Justice For All planWAND, March 8, 2023

Illinois superintendent proposes $516 million education budget increase; advocates want moreChalkbeat, January 17, 2023


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