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     September 11, 2017      #61-253 a2z

A Chicago bailout? Streator Elementary, other districts hang in balance

David Giuliani

Illinois has the largest gap in the country when it comes to funding for rich and poor schools, a study shows. And that affects school districts such as Streator Elementary.

The state's highest poverty districts receive nearly 20 percent less state and local money than the lowest poverty districts, according to Education Trust, a Washington-based nonprofit group.

In some states, the highest poverty districts actually receive substantially more than the lowest poverty ones. The advantage for poorer districts is more than 20 percent in Ohio, 10 percent in ...

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