On April 14, Senator Lightford passed a landmark education reform bill designed to provide positive outcomes for Illinois students. The bill is the result of months of negotiations between a variety of stakeholders, including teachers, administrators and reform groups.

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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Flanked by organizational leaders who represent school personnel, teachers, administrators, parents and school reform advocates, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) unveiled a comprehensive education reform package aimed at improving performance and accountability for Illinois school professionals and the students they teach.
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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - On April 14, Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) passed a comprehensive education reform package aimed at improving performance and accountability for Illinois school professionals and the students they teach.

“We have come together today to endorse an initiative that puts a priority on performance and accountability to ensure the best educational outcomes for Illinois students,” Lightford said.  “This is the result of all sides – reformers, unions and administratorscoming together to find workable solutions to long disputed issues.”

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  SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Governor Pat Quinn addressed a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly this afternoon to outline his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. Senate Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) responded to the Governor’s speech by indicating her commitment to stabilizing the state’s budget and putting people back to work.

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