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Fewer losers in Illinois school funding proposal

A revamped proposal designed to change how the state funds local schools would help hundreds more districts than it would hurt, according to a new analysis.

Documents released by the Illinois State Board of Education Monday show 417 downstate school districts would gain funding, compared to 123 that would lose money under the latest version of state Sen. Andy Manar’s proposal.

More than 50 school districts in Chicago and southern Cook County also would gain state aid, while 11 would see fewer dollars…Please click here to read Kurt Erikson’s story in the Times.

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