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April

April 21, 2014 -- ISBE and Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents to Present Conference; 2012-13 Driver Education Cost Report; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally-Funded Salary for Summer Activities; FY 2015 No Child Left Behind Technical Assistance Workshops Scheduled; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Statewide System of Support Foundational Services Offer Professional Development; SIG 1003(g) School Improvement Grant Request for Proposals Now Available; Student Advisory Council Application Available Online for 2014-2015 School Year; In the News; Professional Development; Employment Opportunities.

April 16, 2014 -- Employment Information System Reopened, Schools Urged to Review Data; Employer's TRS Contribution on Federally-Funded Salary for Summer Activities; FY 2015 No Child Left Behind Technical Assistance Workshops Scheduled; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Statewide System of Support Foundational Services Offer Professional Development; SIG 1003(g) School Improvement Grant Request for Proposals Now Available; Reminder: ISBE Conducting Annual 5Essentials Survey Through April 25; Third Year Implementation for KIDS Survey Currently Underway, Webinars Scheduled; Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Nominations Open; Student Advisory Council Application Available Online for 2014-2015 School Year; Healthy & High Performing Schools Symposium Scheduled for April 18; In the News; Professional Development; Educator Opportunities; Classroom Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

April 8, 2014 -- Reminder: ISBE Conducting Annual 5Essentials Survey Through April 25; Family Engagement Webinar to Focus on Creating Welcoming Environments; Third Year Implementation for KIDS Survey Currently Underway, Webinars Scheduled; Reminder: New ISBE Bilingual Rules and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation; Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Nominations Open; Grant Readers Sought for FY 2015 21st CCLC Program Grant Competition; 2014 National Youth Science Camp Applications Now Available Online; Student Advisory Council Application Available Online for 2014-2015 School Year; Healthy & High Performing Schools Symposium Scheduled for April 18; Optional Alternative Evaluative Dismissal Process Training Now Available; Public School Recognition Assignments Now Posted on State Board Website; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Free Teacher Observation and Evaluation Tools Available for School Districts; Team Nutrition Training Subgrants Available for CACFP Multi-Site Sponsors; Webinar Set, Feedback Sought on Proposed School Wellness Policy Rule; Professional Development; Educator Opportunities; Classroom Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Resources; Employment Opportunities.

April 1, 2014 -- Optional Alternative Evaluative Dismissal Process Training Now Available; Public School Recognition Assignments Now Posted on State Board Website; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Grant Readers Sought for FY 2015 21st CCLC Program Grant Competition; 2014 National Youth Science Camp Applications Now Available Online; Free Teacher Observation and Evaluation Tools Available for School Districts; 2014 Summer Food Service Program Webinar Scheduled for April 3; Team Nutrition Training Subgrants Available for CACFP Multi-Site Sponsors; HealthierUS School Challenge Curricula Reimbursement Funds Now Available; Schools Encouraged to Participate in Every Kid Healthy Week April 21-25; Webinar Set, Feedback Sought on Proposed School Wellness Policy Rule; Parent Survey for Supplemental Educational Services Evaluation Now Available Online; Illinois Association of Title I Directors Spring Conference Scheduled for April 9; Special Education Medical Review Training Available for Registered Nurses; FY 15 Alternative Learning Opportunities Program Continuation Applications Online; Screening, Assessment and Support Services Available for Youth in Crisis; 2014 DuSable Museum and Illinois Amistad Commission Spring Institute on April 17-19; Professional Development; Educator Opportunities; Classroom Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Resources; Employment Opportunities.

March

March 24, 2014 -- Parent Survey for Supplemental Educational Services Evaluation Now Available Online; Illinois Association of Title I Directors Spring Conference Scheduled for April 9; ISBE Receives Waiver for Supplemental Educational Services Providers; Special Education Medical Review Training Available for Registered Nurses; FY 15 Alternative Learning Opportunities Program Continuation Applications Online; Individualized Education Program Facilitation Pilot Project Planned; ISBE Now Accepting Special Education Due Process Hearing Officer Applications; Screening, Assessment and Support Services Available for Youth in Crisis; HealthierUS School Challenge Curricula Reimbursement Funds Now Available; Schools Encouraged to Participate in Every Kid Healthy Week April 21-25; Webinar Set, Feedback Sought on Proposed School Wellness Policy Rule; Invitation to Comment on Rules; CMS Computer Donation Program Available for Eligible Illinois Schools; 2014 DuSable Museum and Illinois Amistad Commission Spring Institute on April 17-19; 2014 Illinois Fatherhood Initiative/Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest; Nomination Packets Available for 2014-2015 Those Who Excel/Teacher of the Year; Grant Opportunities; Classroom Opportunities; Professional Development; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Resources; Employment Opportunities.

March 17, 2014 -- Individualized Education Program Facilitation Pilot Project Planned; ISBE Now Accepting Special Education Due Process Hearing Officer Applications; Screening, Assessment and Support Services Available for Youth in Crisis; Reminder: Exception to the 1 Percent Cap Applications Due on May 16; ISBE Receives Waiver for Supplemental Educational Services Providers; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Webinar Set, Feedback Sought on Proposed School Wellness Policy Rule; 2014-2015 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Application Available; CMS Computer Donation Program Available for Eligible Illinois Schools; 2014 DuSable Museum and Illinois Amistad Commission Spring Institute on April 17-19; 2014 Illinois Fatherhood Initiative/Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest; Webinar Set and Feedback Sought on Draft Family Engagement Framework Guide; System of Support Foundational Services for Continuous Improvement Planning; Health Alert: Second Case of Measles Under Investigation in McDonough County; Nomination Packets Available for 2014-2015 Those Who Excel/Teacher of the Year; Grant Opportunities; Classroom Opportunities; In the News; Professional Development; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Resources; Employment Opportunities.

March 10, 2014 -- Webinar Set and Feedback Sought on Draft Family Engagement Framework Guide; Reminder: Exception to the 1 Percent Cap Applications Due on May 16; System of Support Foundational Services for Continuous Improvement Planning; 2014-2015 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Application Available; School Breakfast Summit March 14 in Champaign to Promote Healthy Eating; USDA Farm to School Grants Available To Improve Access to Local Foods; Annual School Wellness Conference Scheduled for April 30 in Champaign; Health Alert: Second Case of Measles Under Investigation in McDonough County; 2014 Statewide Suicide Prevention Conference Set for April 25 in Springfield; FY 2014 Arts and Foreign Language Planning Assistance Grant Available; Consultation with Nonpublic Schools, Local Education Agencies on Title I Funds; IEMA School Security Grant Provides $25 Million for Safety Enhancements; Nomination Packets Available for 2014-2015 Those Who Excel/Teacher of the Year; Grant Opportunities; Classroom Opportunities; In the News; Professional Development; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Resources; Employment Opportunities.

March 3, 2014 -- Modified ISAT Testing Window Provided Due to Severe Weather Conditions; FY 2014 Arts and Foreign Language Planning Assistance Grant Available; Consultation with Nonpublic Schools, Local Education Agencies on Title I Funds; USDA Farm to School Grants Available To Improve Access to Local Foods; Annual School Wellness Conference Scheduled for April 30 in Champaign; Estimated Best Three Months Average Daily Attendance in IWAS for GSA Claim; Information on Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program FY 15 RFP; Public Act Changes State-Level Special Education Mediation Process; 2014 Statewide Suicide Prevention Conference Set for April 25 in Springfield; Illinois School Health Association Annual Conference Scheduled for April 11; Heartsaver Automated External Defibrillator Fund Grant Available; Nomination Packets Available for 2014-2015 Those Who Excel/Teacher of the Year; Reminder: New ISBE Bilingual Rules and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation; District Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Classroom Opportunities; In the News; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Resources; Employment Opportunities.

February

February 24, 2014 -- Modified ISAT Testing Window Provided Due to Severe Weather Conditions; Information on Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program FY 15 RFP; Public Act Changes State-Level Special Education Mediation Process; Public Act Changes State-Level Special Education Complaint Process; Estimated Best Three Months Average Daily Attendance in IWAS for GSA Claim; Nomination Packets Available for 2014-2015 Those Who Excel/Teacher of the Year; Interagency Nutrition Council Seeks National Nutrition Month Honorees; Location Change for School Breakfast Summit in Springfield on Feb. 27; USDA Issues Letter on National School Lunch Program Unpaid Meal Charges; Special Events in March Highlight Importance of School Nutrition; Illinois School Health Association Annual Conference Scheduled for April 11; Heartsaver Automated External Defibrillator Fund Grant Available; Webinar on Employment Information System Reopening Scheduled for Feb. 25; ISBE Invites Comments on FY 2015 School Improvement Grant Application; District Opportunities; Classroom Opportunities; In the News; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

February 18, 2014 -- Modified ISAT Testing Window Provided Due to Severe Weather Conditions; Webinar on Employment Information System Reopening Scheduled for Feb. 25; Public Act Changes State-Level Special Education Complaint Process; ISBE Invites Comments on FY 2015 School Improvement Grant Application; Teacher Feedback Requested for Learning Standards Implementation Survey; USDA Issues Letter on National School Lunch Program Unpaid Meal Charges; Special Events in March Highlight Importance of School Nutrition; Proposed Rule for Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs Personnel; School Breakfast Summits To Promote Benefits of Healthy Morning Meals; Shortage of Tdap Vaccine is Declared Over by State Health Officials; Online Professional Development Available for All Illinois Administrators; Applicants Sought for ISBE Science Integrated Curriculum Project; Funds Available for Round 2 of the 2014 School Maintenance Project Grant; IEMA’s School Security Grant Program Provides $25 Million for Enhanced Safety; District Opportunities; Classroom Opportunities; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

February 11, 2014 -- Teacher Feedback Requested for Learning Standards Implementation Survey; Severe Weather Extends Testing Schedule for ACCESS for ELLs; ‘A Look Into the PARCC Sample Items’ Webinar Scheduled for Feb. 18; Input Sought for IAA Standards Setting; Shortage of Tdap Vaccine is Declared Over by State Health Officials; Proposed Rule For Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs Personnel; School Breakfast Summits To Promote Benefits of Healthy Morning Meals; Online Professional Development Available for All Illinois Administrators; Applicants Sought for ISBE Science Integrated Curriculum Project; Survey Shows Trends in Substance Abuse, Violence, Other Student Risk Conditions; Funds Available for Round 2 of the 2014 School Maintenance Project Grant; 2014 School Energy Efficiency Project Grant Program Awards 95 Applicants; Resource Offers Tips for How to Prepare for Severe Winter Weather Conditions; IEMA’s School Security Grant Program Provides $25 Million for Enhanced Safety; High School Students From Elmhurst and Sherman Selected to Represent Illinois; Registration Under Way for Annual Statewide ESEA/NCLB Conference; District Opportunities; Professional Development; In the News; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

February 4, 2014 -- Input Sought for IAA Standards Setting; Survey Shows Trends in Substance Abuse, Violence, Other Student Risk Conditions; Funds Available for Round 2 of the 2014 School Maintenance Project Grant; 2014 School Energy Efficiency Project Grant Program Awards 95 Applicants; Resource Offers Tips for How to Prepare for Severe Winter Weather Conditions; IEMA’s School Security Grant Program Provides $25 Million for Enhanced Safety; High School Students From Elmhurst and Sherman Selected to Represent Illinois; Sample Test Questions Now Ready for Computer Practice; Guidance on Emergency Days and the School Calendar Approval Process; IVS Schedules ‘Planning for Online and Blended Learning Symposium’; Reminder: New ISBE Bilingual Rules and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation; Registration Under Way for Annual Statewide ESEA/NCLB Conference; Professional Development; In the News; District Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Special Events; Employment Opportunities.

January

January 27, 2014 -- Sample PARCC Test Questions Now Ready for Computer Practice; Guidance on Emergency Days and the School Calendar Approval Process; IVS Schedules 'Planning for Online and Blended Learning Symposium'; Final 2012-13 IDEA Room and Board Claim Payment; Second Annual 5Essentials Survey Set for March 17 Through April 25; 2014 Illinois Alternative Assessment Training Modules; U.S. Department of Agriculture Adopts Final Rule on NSLP Changes; Family Engagement Resources and Evidence-Based Practices in the Field; Sign Up for 'Assistive Technology for General and Special Needs Classrooms'; Applications Available for Summer Migrant Education Services Funding; Session Proposals Sought for 2014 College Changes Everything Conference; Registration Under Way for Annual Statewide ESEA/NCLB Conference; Professional Development; In the News; District Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

January 21, 2014 -- Final 2012-13 IDEA Room and Board Claim Payment; Second Annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey Set for March 17 Through April 25; 2014 Illinois Alternative Assessment Training Modules; U.S. Department of Agriculture Adopts Final Rule on NSLP Changes; Family Engagement Resources and Evidence-Based Practices in the Field; Sign Up for ‘Assistive Technology for General and Special Needs Classrooms’; Applications Available for Summer Migrant Education Services Funding; Session Proposals Sought for 2014 College Changes Everything Conference; New School Discipline Guidance Package Released to Assist Schools; ISBE Seeks Federal Waiver Regarding Supplemental Educational Services; School District Annual Financial Report Review Process Under Way; New Illinois Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; Upcoming Forums Feature Free Research-Based Resources for Schools; Culturally and Linguistically Responsive MTSS for English Learners’ Webinar Set; istration Under Way for Annual Statewide ESEA/NCLB Conference; Fifth- and Sixth-Graders Invited to Enter Annual Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest; Applications Available for Educators Interested in Earth Day in the Parks Events; Professional Development; In the News; District Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

January 13, 2014 -- New School Discipline Guidance Package Released to Assist Schools; ISBE Seeks Federal Waiver Regarding Supplemental Educational Services; School District Annual Financial Report Review Process Under Way; Final FY 2014 Mandated Categorical Prorations; Federal Interest Income - Quarterly Reminder; New Census Estimates Released for Fiscal Year 2015 Title I Low Income; Health Advisory Issued on Severe Strain of Flu in Young and Middle Aged Adults; Grant Funds Available to Support School Breakfast Programs; Deadline is Feb. 28 for 2013-14 District Technology Plan to be Completed on IIRC; New Illinois Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; Upcoming Forums Feature Free Research-Based Resources for Schools; Informational Meeting Set for Districts Interested in International Educators; 'Culturally and Linguistically Responsive MTSS for English Learners' Webinar Set; Registration Under Way for Annual Statewide ESEA/NCLB Conference; Annual Illinois Young Author's Conference Scheduled for May 17; Fifth- and Sixth-Graders Invited to Enter Annual Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest; Applications Available for Educators Interested in Earth Day in the Parks Events; Professional Development; District Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

January 7, 2014 -- Final FY 2014 Mandated Categorical Prorations; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; New Census Estimates Released for Fiscal Year 2015 Title I Low Income; Health Advisory Issued on Severe Strain of Influenza in Young and Middle Aged Adults; Grant Funds Available to Support School Breakfast Programs; Deadline is Feb. 28 for 2013-14 District Technology Plan to be Completed on IIRC; ISBE Releases PARCC Testing Windows for 2014-15 School Year; Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships I-STEM Network Program; New Vaccine Requirements – School Years 2014-15 and 2015-16; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Reminder: New ISBE Bilingual Rules and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation; Informational Meeting Set for Districts Interested in Hiring International Educators; Nominations Sought for History Teacher of the Year; Registration Under Way for Annual Statewide ESEA/NCLB Conference; Annual Illinois Young Author’s Conference Scheduled for May 17;Serve Illinois Commission and Gov. Quinn Seeking Nomination for Annual Awards; Professional Development; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

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