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December

December 19, 2011 -- Updated Home/Hospital Instruction and Reimbursement Questions and Answers; ACCESS for ELLs 2012 Announcements;Annual Financial Report Deadline Passes; Illinois Innovative Talent Project Grant Announcement; Impact of Grade 11 Definition and the Receipt of a Regular High School Diploma; Status of ACT Writing for Spring 2012 PSAE Administration; Change Made to the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act; Summer Breakfast and/or Lunch Program Mandate; 2011-12 School Employee Wellness Awards Program Accepting Applications; Nomination Deadline Extended for Illinois Alliance for Arts Education Awards; Nominations Sought for History Teacher of the Year Awards; Econ Illinois Offers Contests for High School Students; Chicago TIBETcenter Organizes Essay Contest for 11th-Graders.

December 12, 2011 -- Impact of Grade 11 Definition and the Receipt of a Regular High School Diploma; Status of ACT Writing for Spring 2012 PSAE Administration; Change Made to the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act; Updated Home/Hospital Instruction and Reimbursement Questions and Answers; Certification Fees Set to Increase at the Start of the New Year; ISBE Seeks Nominations From Principals for Award Program to Honor Top Seniors; Notice Inviting Public Comment on School Improvement Grant Waiver Request; 2011-12 School Employee Wellness Awards Program Accepting Applications; Department of Public Health Adopts Changes for Immunization Requirement; RFP Issued for Child Find Public Awareness Project; Promote and Support the Illinois Youth Survey 2012; Nominations Sought for Illinois Alliance for Arts Education Awards; Applications Available for TECH 2012 at the Illinois State Capitol Building; Chicagoland Schools Eligible for Cubs Caravan Essay Contest; Annual National Radon Poster Contest Under Way; Entries Sought for National STEM Video Game Challenge.

December 6, 2011 -- Certification Fees Set to Increase at the Start of the New Year; ISBE Seeks Nominations From Principals for Award Program to Honor Top Seniors; Notice Inviting Public Comment on School Improvement Grant Waiver Request; Department of Public Health Adopts Changes for Immunization Requirement; PARCC Model Content Frameworks and Webinars Now Available; Reminder Regarding Establishment of a Reduction in Force Joint Committee; RFP Issued for Child Find Public Awareness Project; Building Stronger Connections With Local Head Start Agencies; Promote and Support the Illinois Youth Survey 2012; Applications Available for TECH 2012 at the Illinois State Capitol Building; Annual National Radon Poster Contest Under Way; Entries Sought for National STEM Video Game Challenge.

November

November 28, 2011 -- PARCC Model Content Frameworks and Webinars Now Available; Reminder Regarding Establishment of a Reduction in Force Joint Committee; Building Stronger Connections With Local Head Start Agencies; Invitation to Comment on Rules; First Ever Joint Early Learning Budget Hearing to be Held for FY 2013; Materials from 2011 Nonpublic Special Education Conference Available Online; TEACH Video Released; Curriculum Revitalization Project Will Help Find Lesson Plans Aligned to Common Core; Scholarship and Grant Opportunities Available.

November 21, 2011 -- Invitation to Comment on Rules; First Ever Joint Early Learning Budget Hearing to be Held for FY 2013; Materials from 2011 Nonpublic Special Education Conference Available Online; TEACH Video Released; Illinois Assistive Technology Program; Curriculum Revitalization Project Will Help Find Lesson Plans Aligned to Common Core; FY 2012 Supplemental ARRA Education Jobs Funds Available; Feedback Sought on Elementary and Secondary Education Act Waiver; Scholarship and Grant Opportunities Available; Annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Draws Attention to Risk of Earthquake; Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network Provides Free Safe Space Kits; Nominations Sought for History Teacher of the Year Awards; Illinois School Library Media Association Honors Former ISBE Board Member.

November 14, 2011 -- FY 2012 Supplemental ARRA Education Jobs Funds Available; Assessment Network Training – 2012 ISAT and IAA; Reminders For Upcoming Deadlines; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet Deadline is Nov. 15; Soliciting feedback on state’s waiver to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); National School Lunch Program Verification Summary Report Available; USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training Available Via Webinar; Illinois Assistive Technology Program; ‘Practical Guidance on Section 504: Developing a Defensible Plan’; PLTW STEM Education Fund; Seventh Annual Induction and Mentoring Conference Scheduled for Feb. 22-23; Illinois’ Educational Opportunities for Military Children Commission Under Way; Annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Draws Attention to Risk of Earthquake; Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network Provides Free Safe Space Kits; Gov. Quinn Invites Illinois Students to Partner With Sister Schools in China; Nominations Sought for History Teacher of the Year Awards; Applications Available for Mining Awareness Educator Award; Illinois School Library Media Association Honors Former ISBE Board Member.

November 7, 2011 -- Assessment Network Training – 2012 ISAT and IAA; School Business Services Reminders For Upcoming Deadlines; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet Deadline is Nov. 15; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; FY 2012 IDEA Part B Flow Through Grant Reduction; Joint FY 2013 Early Learning Budget Hearing Scheduled for Nov. 29 in Chicago; Forum for Teachers and Administrators Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7, in Chicago; National School Lunch Program Verification Summary Report Available; USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training Available Via Webinar; ‘Practical Guidance on Section 504: Developing a Defensible Plan’; PLTW STEM Education Fund; Seventh Annual Induction and Mentoring Conference Scheduled for Feb. 22-23; Illinois’ Educational Opportunities for Military Children Commission Under Way; Illinois State Bankers Association Promotes Financial Education Program; Applications Available for Mining Awareness Educator Award.

October

October 31, 2011 -- Joint FY 2013 Early Learning Budget Hearing Scheduled for Nov. 29 in Chicago; Forum for Teachers and Administrators Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7, in Chicago; FY 2012 IDEA Part B Flow Through Grant Reduction; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet Deadline is Nov. 15; 2011-2012 ISBE Technology Plans Writing Guidance Webinar Scheduled for Oct. 27; 2011-12 Immunization/Health Examination Data Collection; 2011-12 Eye Examination Data Collection; School District Library Grant Application Available; School Meal Service Procurement – The Invitation for Bid and Contract Process; Registration Deadline Oct. 31 for the Fifth Annual Conference on Best Practices for NonPublic Special Education Programs; Illinois First Amendment Center Offers Free Materials for Educators; Illinois State Bankers Association Promotes Financial Education Program; Discussion on Dyslexia Set for Nov. 1 in Joliet; Entries Sought for Illinois Work Zone Safety Calendar Contest; Annual International Education Week Kicks Off on Nov. 14.

October 24, 2011 -- Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet Deadline is Nov. 15; 2011-2012 ISBE Technology Plans Writing Guidance Webinar Scheduled for Oct. 27; School District Library Grant Application Available; ISBE to Hold Series of FY 2013 Budget Hearings Across the State; Survey on Recommended Changes to Educator Evaluation Systems; 2011-12 Immunization/Health Examination Data Collection; 2011-12 Eye Examination Data Collection; 2011-12 Teacher Service Record Open in IWAS; School Meal Service Procurement – The Invitation for Bid and Contract Process; Registration Deadline Oct. 31 for the Fifth Annual Conference on Best Practices for NonPublic Special Education Programs; Annual International Education Week Kicks Off on Nov. 14; Support Available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students; Illinois First Amendment Center Offers Free Materials for Educators; Entries Sought for Illinois Work Zone Safety Calendar Contest; Discussion on Dyslexia Set for Nov. 1 in Joliet.

October 17, 2011 -- ISBE to Hold Series of FY 2013 Budget Hearings Across the State; Request for Sealed Proposal for School District Liaison Posted; PEAC Survey on Recommended Changes to Educator Evaluation Systems; 2011-12 Immunization/Health Examination Data Collection; 2011-12 Eye Examination Data Collection; 2011-12 Noncertified Staff Salary Study; 2011-12 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment, and Staff Report; 2011-12 Teacher Service Record Open in IWAS; Workshops on Common Core and the High School to College Success Report; Assessment Network Training: 2012 ISAT and IAA; 2012 and 2013 Assessment Dates Now Available Online; PSAE Examination: 2012 Establishment Meeting; Ordering ACCESS Test Materials; Join the Assessment Listserv; National School Lunch Program Verification Completion Deadlines; Free Training Available to Support Healthy School Meals and School Wellness Policies; School and District Efficiency Survey Under Way Online; Office of the Illinois General Announces Availability of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors; Illinois Response to Intervention Network to Focus on SSOS Districts; Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) Update; Support Available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students; Cable Company Unveils Discounted Internet Service for Low-Income Families; Cable Company Unveils Discounted Internet Service for Low-Income Families; Discussion on Dyslexia Set for Nov. 1 in Joliet.

October 11, 2011 -- Request for Sealed Proposal for School District Liaison Posted; Workshops on Common Core and the High School to College Success Report; 2012 and 2013 Assessment Dates Now Available Online; Assessment Network Training: 2012 ISAT and IAA; PSAE Examination: 2012 Establishment Meeting; Ordering ACCESS Test Materials; Join the Assessment Listserv; National School Lunch Program Verification Completion Deadlines; Free Training Available to Support Healthy School Meals and School Wellness Policies; Schools Encouraged to Celebrate First National Farm to School Month; School and District Efficiency Survey Under Way Online; Fiscal Year 2012 Supplemental General State Aid Plans Due Oct. 30; Preliminary Fiscal Year 2012 Mandated Categorical Prorations; 2011-12 Noncertified Staff Salary Study; 2011-12 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment, and Staff Report; 2011-12 Teacher Salary Study Form Now Available on IWAS; 2011-2012 Unfilled Positions Survey Now Available in IWAS; Those Who Excel Annual Banquet Sells Out; Collecting Household/Student Socioeconomic Information; Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant Recipients Recognized; RFP Released Regarding Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships; Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) Update; Conference on Best Practices for NonPublic Special Education Programs Coming Up; Office of the Illinois General Announces Availability of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors; Illinois Response to Intervention Network to Focus on SSOS Districts; Cable Company Unveils Discounted Internet Service for Low-Income Families; National Association for Multicultural Education to Hold Conference in Chicago; Chicago TIBETcenter Organizes Essay Contest for 11th-Graders.

October 3, 2011 -- Fiscal Year 2012 Supplemental General State Aid Plans Due Oct. 30; Preliminary Fiscal Year 2012 Mandated Categorical Prorations; 2011-12 Noncertified Staff Salary Study; 2011-12 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment, and Staff Report; 2011-12 Teacher Salary Study Form Now Available on IWAS; 2011-2012 Unfilled Positions Survey Now Available in IWAS; Collecting Household/Student Socioeconomic Information; Annual Those Who Excel Banquet Sells Out; Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant Recipients Recognized; RFP Released Regarding Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships; Schools Encouraged to Celebrate First National Farm to School Month; Educators Invited to Upcoming PEAC Public Forums Scheduled Across the State; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; Conference on Best Practices for NonPublic Special Education Programs Coming Up; Timely and Meaningful Consultation Documentation Reminder for Districts; Nominations Sought for Thomas Lay Burroughs Award to Honor Outstanding School Board President; Schools Encouraged to Participate in International Walk to School Day; Annual Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference Coming Up; Chicago TIBETcenter Organizes Essay Contest for 11th-Graders; Jacksonville’s Don Jolly Named Illinois History Teacher of the Year.

September

September 26, 2011 -- Educators Invited to Upcoming PEAC Public Forums Scheduled Across the State; President Obama to Deliver Annual Back-to-School Speech on Sept. 28; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; 2011 Reduction in Force Survey Now Available on IWAS; Child Nutrition Claims – Due Date Changes; Updated Handbook for Federal and State Grant Recipients Available Online; Sept. 30, 2011, ARRA Jobs and Vendor Data Due Oct. 5, 2011; Selected ARRA Programs Final Obligation Date Sept. 30, 2011; School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity; Coalition Working to Implement Bullying Task Force’s Recommendations; Timely and Meaningful Consultation Documentation Reminder for Districts; Public Act 97-0284 Addresses 70/30 Rule in Regards to Speech/Language Students; Webinar on High School to College Success Report to be Held Oct. 11; Applications Available Online for Share Your Breakfast Grants; ISBE’s 2011 Parent Involvement Regional Summits Return in October; ISBE’s 2011 Parent Involvement Regional Summits Return in October; An Important Update on the Illinois New Principal Mentoring Program; Schools Encouraged to Participate in International Walk to School Day; Recycling Competition Kicks Off Next Month; Annual Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference Coming Up; National Refugee and Immigrant Conference Coming Up in Chicago; Publishing Company Offers Scholarship for Create-A-Greeting Card Contest; Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Honor Top Student Volunteers; Jacksonville’s Don Jolly Named Illinois History Teacher of the Year.

September 19, 2011 -- An Important Update on the Illinois New Principal Mentoring Program; 2011 Reduction in Force Survey Now Available on IWAS; Child Nutrition Claims – Due Date Changes; Updated Handbook for Federal and State Grant Recipients Available Online; Sept. 30, 2011, ARRA Jobs and Vendor Data Due Oct. 5, 2011; Selected ARRA Programs Final Obligation Date Sept. 30, 2011; School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity; Coalition Working to Implement Bullying Task Force’s Recommendations; Public Act 97-0284 Addresses 70/30 Rule in Regards to Speech/Language Students; Webinar on High School to College Success Report to be Held Oct. 11; Applications Available Online for Share Your Breakfast Grants; ISBE’s 2011 Parent Involvement Regional Summits Return in October; K-8 Public and Private School Students Invited to Participate in Poster Contest; Recycling Competition Kicks Off Next Month; National Refugee and Immigrant Conference Coming Up in Chicago; Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Honor Top Student Volunteers; Publishing Company Offers Scholarship for Create-A-Greeting Card Contest.

September 12, 2011 -- Sept. 30, 2011, ARRA Jobs and Vendor Data Due Oct. 5, 2011; Selected ARRA Programs Final Obligation Date Sept. 30, 2011; Resources Available to Mark Constitution Day on Sept. 17; K-8 Public and Private School Students Invited to Participate in Poster Contest; NCLB Performance Report for FY 2011 Available on IWAS; Conference for the Illinois Association of Title I Directors Set for Sept. 21-22; New Law Aims to Protect Students From Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions; Annual Statement of Affairs (ISBE 50-37) Used by School Districts and Joint Agreements; Certificate of Tax Levy (ISBE 50-02) is Used by School Districts; Indirect Cost Rates for Program Year 2012; ILEARN Updated With FY10 Financial Data; Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference; State Agency Offers Variety of Resources for Teachers; National Parks Foundation Offers Electronic Field Trip; Teacher Town Hall to Air Sept. 25 as Part of NBC News Education Nation Summit; International Dyslexia Association to Hold Conference Nov. 9-12 in Chicago.

September 6, 2011 -- Selected ARRA Programs Final Obligation Date Sept. 30, 2011; New Law Aims to Protect Students From Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions; NCLB Performance Report for FY 2011 Available on IWAS; Conference for the Illinois Association of Title I Directors Set for Sept. 21-22; ISBE’s 2011 Parent Involvement Regional Summits Return in October; Parent Information Resource Center Offers Variety of Free Materials; Annual Statement of Affairs (ISBE 50-37) Used by School Districts and Joint Agreements; Certificate of Tax Levy (ISBE 50-02) is Used by School Districts; Indirect Cost Rates for Program Year 2012; ILEARN Updated With FY10 Financial Data; Capital Construction Grants Now Available for Early Childhood Services; Grant Funding Approved for Arts and Foreign Language Programs; Let’s Move in School: Physical Education Teacher Toolkit Available Online; Registration Guidance for the New School Year; Nominations Sought for Award to Honor Outstanding School Board President; Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference; Request for Proposals for Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center; Resources Offered for Awareness of Serving Children in Foster Care; Educational Resources Available for Teachers to Use in the Classroom; National Parks Foundation Offers Electronic Field Trip; Website Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11; Teacher Town Hall to Air Sept. 25 as Part of NBC News Education Nation Summit; Nominations Sought for National Teachers Hall of Fame; International Dyslexia Association to Hold Conference Nov. 9-12 in Chicago.

August

August 29, 2011 -- ISBE’s 2011 Parent Involvement Regional Summits Return in October; Capital Construction Grants Now Available for Early Childhood Services; Grant Funding Approved for Arts and Foreign Language Programs; Let’s Move in School: Physical Education Teacher Toolkit Available Online; Registration Guidance for the New School Year; Nominations Sought for Award to Honor Outstanding School Board President; FY 2012 Funding for Children Requiring Special Education Services Calculations; Important Reminder Regarding Prorated General State Aid Payments; Selected ARRA Programs Final Obligation Date Sept. 30, 2011; Request for Proposals for Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center; Illinois LRE Data Cohort Aims to Improve Placement Options; HealthierUS School Challenge News; Reminder Regarding Notice of School Breakfast Availability; School-based Child Nutrition Sponsor Applications Due Sept. 15; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Resources Offered for Awareness of Serving Children in Foster Care; Draft Model Content Frameworks Feedback Extended Until Aug. 31; Nominations Sought for National Teachers Hall of Fame; The Summit on Aging Education and Service to be Held Sept. 26.

August 23, 2011 -- FY 2012 Funding for Children Requiring Special Education Services Calculations; Important Reminder Regarding Prorated General State Aid Payments; Selected ARRA Programs Final Obligation Date Sept. 30, 2011; Interrupted School Days/Heat; Illinois LRE Data Cohort Aims to Improve Placement Options; HealthierUS School Challenge News; Reminder Regarding Notice of School Breakfast Availability; School-based Child Nutrition Sponsor Applications Due Sept. 15; Feedback Sought for Early Learning Challenge Grant Application Process; New Law Allows School Districts to Charge More for Driver’s Education; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Draft Model Content Frameworks Feedback Extended Until Aug. 31; The Summit on Aging Education and Service to be Held Sept. 26.

August 15, 2011 -- Feedback Sought for Early Learning Challenge Grant Application Process; Interrupted School Days/Heat; FY 2012 General State Aid Finalized; Feedback Sought on Model Content Frameworks for Common Core Standards; Registration Under Way for 2011 ISBE Transition Planning Institute; New Law Allows School Districts to Charge More for Driver’s Education; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Application Available for U.S. Senate Youth Program and Hearst Scholarship.

August 9, 2011 -- FY 2012 General State Aid Finalized; Effective Date for Senate Bill 1744 Amended by Governor to July 1, 2012; 2010-11 Annual Pupil Transportation Reimbursement Claim Due Aug. 15; Feedback Sought on Model Content Frameworks for Common Core Standards; Registration Under Way for 2011 ISBE Transition Planning Institute; New Law Allows School Districts to Charge More for Driver’s Education; 2010-2011 Teacher Service Record – Spring Data Collection Reminder; FY 12 School Technology Revolving Loan Applications; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Application Available for U.S. Senate Youth Program and Hearst Scholarship.

August 1, 2011 -- 2010-2011 Teacher Service Record – Spring Data Collection Reminder; 2010-11 Annual Pupil Transportation Reimbursement Claim Due Aug. 15; Effective Date for Senate Bill 1744 Amended by Governor to July 1, 2012; FY 12 School Technology Revolving Loan Applications; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Rural Education Resources Page Now Available Online; Details on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Available on the ISBE Website; Grants to Help Clinics Provide Health Services at Schools; NASPE Backs the Use and Placement of Defibrillators on School Campuses.

July

July 26, 2011 -- Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Rural Education Resources Page Now Available Online; 2011-12 Planning Calendar for Special Education Directors Now Available; Directors of Special Education Asked to Complete Brief Survey; Changes Announced for National Instructional Materials Access Center; Details on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Available on the ISBE Website; Additional Information Available on USDA’s Community Eligibility Option; Grants to Help Clinics Provide Health Services at Schools; NASPE Backs the Use and Placement of Defibrillators on School Campuses; Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity Publishes Newsletter.

July 18, 2011 -- 2011-12 Planning Calendar for Special Education Directors Now Available; Directors of Special Education Asked to Complete Brief Survey; Changes Announced for National Instructional Materials Access Center; Illinois Selected for USDA’s Community Eligibility Option for School Year 2011-12; Additional Information Regarding CEO Participation; Applications Now Available for Promise Neighborhoods Program; Introduction to Education Policy Seminars Scheduled for Teachers; Claimable Pre-kindergarten Students on Nonexclusive Transportation Routes; Students Bring Home the Gold From SkillsUSA Championship; Registration Under Way for Cyber Foundations High School Competition; Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity Publishes Newsletter; LaSalle-Peru High School to Receive Award from High Schools That Work; National Parenting Gifted Children Week Kicks Off.

July 11, 2011 -- Illinois Selected for USDA’s Community Eligibility Option for School Year 2011-12; Applications Now Available for Promise Neighborhoods Program; Introduction to Education Policy Seminars Scheduled for Teachers; Posting of 2011 PSAE Scores Delayed Because of Flooding; Claimable Pre-kindergarten Students on Nonexclusive Transportation Routes; FY 2012 Federal Grants Reimbursement Policy Change – Implementation; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; Grant Readers Sought for 21st Century Community Learning Center Program; Students Bring Home the Gold From SkillsUSA Championship; Registration Under Way for Cyber Foundations High School Competition; LaSalle-Peru High School to Receive Award from High Schools That Work; National Parenting Gifted Children Week Begins July 17.

July 5, 2011 -- Posting of 2011 PSAE Scores Delayed Because of Flooding; Claimable Pre-kindergarten Students on Nonexclusive Transportation Routes; Fiscal Year 2012 Federal Reimbursement Procedures Update – Cooperatives/EFE; FY 2012 Federal Grants Reimbursement Policy Change – Implementation; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; Grant Readers Sought for 21st Century Community Learning Center Program; Apply for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant.

June

June 27, 2011 -- Fiscal Year 2012 Federal Reimbursement Procedures Update – Cooperatives/EFE; June 30, 2011, ARRA Jobs and Vendor Data Due July 5, 2011; FY 2012 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant; The FY 2011 School District/ Joint Agreement Annual Audit; Be Sure to Check Qualifications of Auditing Firm for LEA Audits; Survey Aims to Keep Educators Involved in Development of New Assessments; Illinois Selected for USDA’s Community Eligibility Option for School Year 2011-12; Counties Eligible for Public Assistance Program After Spring Storms, Flooding; High School Students Invited to Enter First Freedom Student Competition; Free School Safety Conference Scheduled for Sept. 8 in Hillside.

June 21, 2011 -- June 30, 2011, ARRA Jobs and Vendor Data Due July 5, 2011; The FY 2011 School District/Joint Agreement Annual Audit; Be Sure to Check Qualifications of Auditing Firm for LEA Audits; Survey Aims to Keep Educators Involved in Development of New Assessments; Illinois Selected for USDA’s Community Eligibility Option for School Year 2011-12; Illinois Virtual School Summer Courses Available; Counties Eligible for Public Assistance Program After Spring Storms, Flooding; 2011 Investing in Innovation Grant Competition Kicks Off; Educational Community in the Midwest Invited to Identify Needs for Report; Amount of Time Retired Teachers Can Work in Schools Changing; Adequate Yearly Progress Status Reports Available Soon for Review; Migrant Education Program Application Available Online; High School Students Invited to Enter First Freedom Student Competition; Free School Safety Conference Scheduled for Sept. 8 in Hillside; Registration Under Way for Immunization and Communicable Disease Conference.

June 13, 2011 -- 2011 Investing in Innovation Grant Competition Kicks Off; Educational Community in the Midwest Invited to Identify Needs for Report; Amount of Time Retired Teachers Can Work in Schools Changing; Adequate Yearly Progress Status Reports Available Soon for Review; Migrant Education Program Application Available Online; Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits – School Year 2011 Report; RFSP Released for SPDG Project Evaluation Services; Early Childhood Outcomes System Reminder - Deadline Set for July 31; Registration Under Way for Immunization and Communicable Disease Conference.

June 7, 2011 -- Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits – School Year 2011 Report; Request for Sealed Proposals Released for SPDG Project Evaluation Services; Fiscal Year 2012 Title I and IIA Projected Allocations; Rule Change Regarding School Bus Driver Permit Renewal Adopted; Registration Under Way for NCLB Technical Assistance Workshops; CTE Special Populations Leadership Project RFP Released; RFP for Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education Project; Early Childhood Outcomes System Reminder - Deadline Set for July 31.

May

May 31, 2011 -- Fiscal Year 2012 Title I and IIA Projected Allocations; Rule Change Regarding School Bus Driver Permit Renewal Adopted; Registration Under Way for NCLB Technical Assistance Workshops; CTE Special Populations Leadership Project RFP Released; RFP for Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education Project; Early Childhood Outcomes System Reminder; Deadline Set for July 31; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Nominations Sought for Award That Honors Educators in Life Sciences; Parent Workshops on Response to Intervention Set for Next Month; Summer School Program Study to Utilize ‘The Electric Company’.

May 23, 2011 -- ‘Using Data for Student Success’ Summit Scheduled for June 24; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Available Online; Dental Data Collection System Now Open on IWAS; ISBE’s Second Annual Transition Institute Scheduled for Sept. 19-21; Nominations Sought for Award That Honors Educators in Life Sciences; Principals Sought to Participate in Pilot Certification Program; Parent Workshops on Response to Intervention Set for Next Month; High School Challenge Conference Set for June 13-14 in Bloomington; Summer School Program Study to Utilize ‘The Electric Company’; Students Receive Awards From Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

May 16, 2011 -- ‘Using Data for Student Success’ Summit Scheduled for June 24; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Available Online; Dental Data Collection System Now Open on IWAS; 2010-11 End of Year Report Open in IWAS; ISBE’s Second Annual Transition Institute Scheduled for Sept. 19-21; Registration Under Way for Annual Special Education Directors’ Conference; Application Deadline for Regional Safe Schools Program is June 13; Deadline for Final FY 11 State and Federal Grant Amendments and End Date Extensions; FY 2012 Federal Grants – Cash Management Policy Change Webinar; Guidance Letter on Student Residency and School Enrollment Issued; ISBE’s Linda Tomlinson Presented With Education Leadership Award; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; FY 12 Prevention Initiative Technical Assistance and Training RFP Released; Principals Sought to Participate in Pilot Certification Program; Parent Workshops on Response to Intervention Set for Next Month; Illinois Troops to Teachers Program Helps Veterans and School Districts; Students Receive Awards From Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

May 9, 2011 -- Deadline for Final FY 11 State and Federal Grant Amendments and End Date Extensions; FY 2012 Federal Grants – Cash Management Policy Change Webinar; 2010-11 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; Filing 2010-11 Final Public School Calendars; 2011 Annual School Bus Driver Instructor Trainings Scheduled; Guidance Letter on Student Residency and School Enrollment Issued; ISBE’s Linda Tomlinson Presented With Education Leadership Award; 2010-11 End of Year Report Open in IWAS; Please Take Time to Review the School Safety Drill Act; Proposal Made to Modify Rule; Support Services Teams to Observe Eligible Students With Disabilities; FY 12 Prevention Initiative Technical Assistance and Training RFP Released; FY 12 Prevention Initiative Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released May 2; Registration Under Way for Annual Special Education Directors’ Conference; Application Deadline for Regional Safe Schools Program is June 13; Feedback Sought on iePoint> System Via Online Survey; National Science Teachers Association Offers New Science Teachers Academy; Registration Under Way for AP and Pre-AP Summer Institutes; High School Students Invited to Join ISBE Advisory Council; High School Challenge Conference Set for June 13-14 in Bloomington; Illinois Troops to Teachers Program Helps Veterans and School Districts; Green Education Foundation Seeks Entries for Green In-Action Award; MacArthur Elementary in Schaumburg Honored as a Spanish School of the Year.

May 2, 2011 -- Please Take Time to Review the School Safety Drill Act; Be Sure to Verify Qualifications of CPA Firms for LEA Audits; Proposal Made to Modify Rule; 2010-11 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; Filing 2010-11 Final Public School Calendars; 2011 Annual School Bus Driver Instructor Trainings Scheduled; Support Services Teams to Observe Eligible Students With Disabilities; FY 12 Prevention Initiative Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released May 2; Online Survey for Special Education Directors, District Superintendents; Feedback Sought on iePoint> System Via Online Survey; National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Scheduled for May 3; Listing of Certified Mentoring Providers Available for First-year Principals; National Science Teachers Association Offers New Science Teachers Academy; Registration Under Way for AP and Pre-AP Summer Institutes; ‘After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools’ Available Online; 2012 APC – College and Career Success for All Students Program Grant Webinar; High School Students Invited to Join ISBE Advisory Council; High School Challenge Conference Set for June 13-14 in Bloomington; Green Education Foundation Seeks Entries for Green In-Action Award; MacArthur Elementary in Schaumburg Honored as a Spanish School of the Year.

April

April 25, 2011 -- Listing of Certified Mentoring Providers Available for First-year Principals; Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Beginning Teacher Conference Set; Be Sure to Verify Qualifications of CPA Firms for LEA Audits; ‘After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools’ Available Online; 2012 APC – College and Career Success for All Students Program Grant Webinar; High School Students Invited to Join ISBE Advisory Council; Online Survey for Special Education Directors, District Superintendents; National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Scheduled for May 3; ISBE Seeking Applicants for the Consolidated Committee of Practitioners; Dairy Fully Fueled Tour Accepting Applications From Eligible Schools; NBC News Plans Town Hall Meeting as Part of Weeklong Tour in Chicago.

April 18, 2011 -- FY 2012 Federal Grants Reimbursement Policy Change – Update; File 2010-2011 Final Public School Calendars via IWAS; Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Beginning Teacher Conference Set; New School Health Issues Web Page on ISBE Site Offers Variety of Resources; 2012 APC – College and Career Success for All Students Program Grant Webinar; High School Students Invited to Join ISBE Advisory Council; ISBE Seeking Applicants for the Consolidated Committee of Practitioners; National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Scheduled for May 3; Dairy Fully Fueled Tour Accepting Applications From Eligible Schools; Illinois School Wellness Conference Scheduled for May 3 in Decatur; 2011 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report Available on IWAS; Teacher and Principal Evaluation Survey Results Available Online; Guidance on Protection of Students From Sexual Harassment, Violence; Operation Purple Summer Camps Offer Support to Military Children.

April 11, 2011 -- FY 2012 Federal Grants Reimbursement Policy Change – Update; File 2010-2011 Final Public School Calendars via IWAS; 2011 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report Available on IWAS; Teacher and Principal Evaluation Survey Results Available Online; 2010-11 Teacher Service Record – Spring Data Collection Period; ISBE’s 2011 Parent Involvement Regional Summits to be Offered in May; Illinois School Wellness Conference Scheduled for May 3 in Decatur; Webinar on USDA’s Community Eligibility Option Set for April 13; Resources Available to Insure Support for Children of Military Families; Guidance on Protection of Students From Sexual Harassment, Violence; New School Health Issues Web Page on ISBE Site Offers Variety of Resources; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; K-12 Students Eligible for Illinois Youth Digital Safety Contest; Operation Purple Summer Camps Offer Support to Military Children; Meeting Coming Up in Chicago to Look at STEM Education Reforms; Immunization and Communicable Disease Conference Scheduled for Aug. 8-9; Illinois Association of School Administrators Maintains Job Bank.

April 4, 2011 -- 2010-11 Teacher Service Record – Spring Data Collection Period; ISBE’s 2011 Parent Involvement Regional Summits to be Offered in May; Resources Available to Insure Support for Children of Military Families; Military Families Expected to Relocate in U.S. Following Disasters in Japan; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; K-12 Students Eligible for Illinois Youth Digital Safety Contest; Poster Contest for Fifth-Graders Promotes Benefits of Bicycling; High School Students Invited to Compete in Online National Civil War Challenge; Grant Opportunity Available for Award-Nominated Books; Meeting Coming Up in Chicago to Look at STEM Education Reforms; Immunization and Communicable Disease Conference Scheduled for Aug. 8-9; Illinois Association of Educational Office Professionals Plans Spring Conference; Illinois Association of School Administrators Maintains Job Bank.

March

March 28 2011 -- Preparing for a Parent Survey; Military Families Expected to Relocate in U.S. Following Disasters in Japan; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Applications Deadline 4 p.m. March 31; Illinois School Wellness Conference Scheduled for May 3 in Decatur; High School Students Taking Community College Courses System Open in IWAS; Students and Arts Educators Recognized for Their Work; Notice of responsibilities under FERPA and PPRA; High School Students Invited to Compete in Online National Civil War Challenge; Latino Art Beat Offers Competition for High School Juniors and Seniors; Grant Opportunity Available for Award-Nominated Books; Illinois Association of Educational Office Professionals Plans Spring Conference.

March 21 2011 -- Students and Arts Educators Recognized for Their Work; High School Students Taking Community College Courses System Open in IWAS; Illinois School Wellness Conference Scheduled for May 3 in Decatur; Workshops on National School Lunch Programs Coming Up; March 31, 2011, ARRA Jobs and Vendor Data Due April 5, 2011; Workshops on College and Career Readiness Standards Scheduled; Preparing for a Parent Survey; Office of Special Education Programs Response to Intervention Memorandum;Request for Proposals for Illinois IHE Partnership Issued; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid; Buying Cosmetic Contact Lenses From Unlicensed Merchants Poses Big Risks; Resolution Aims to Spread Message About the Dangers of Ice-Covered Water; Notice of responsibilities under FERPA and PPRA; Resources on School Attendance for Children of Service Men and Women; Annual Project Sticker Shock Event Fights Underage Drinking; Latino Art Beat Offers Competition for High School Juniors and Seniors; Apply for the Excellence in Science School Award; Program Targets Teachers Who Teach or Want to Teach Chinese; Upcoming Workshops Take an International Perspective.

March 14, 2011 -- March 31, 2011, ARRA Jobs and Vendor Data Due April 5, 2011; Workshops on College and Career Readiness Standards Scheduled; 2010-11 Prekindergarten Program Record on IWAS for Data Entry; Early Childhood – Parent Evaluations/Demographics Survey Now Available; Strengthening NCLB: Early Notification to Parents Regarding Public School Choice; Preparing for a Parent Survey; Information on the Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program RFP; Workshops on National School Lunch Programs Coming Up; Professional Development Opportunities Support School Wellness; Office of Special Education Programs Response to Intervention Memorandum; Office of Special Education Programs Response to Intervention Memorandum; Request for Proposals for Illinois IHE Partnership Issued; State Board Seeks Public Comment on FFY 2011 Draft IDEA Part B Application; 2009-10 District Special Education Profiles Available for Review; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid; Qualified Zone Academy Bond Program; Online Survey Seeks Opinions on ISAT From Principals and Teachers; Buying Cosmetic Contact Lenses From Unlicensed Merchants Poses Big Risks; Resolution Aims to Spread Message About the Dangers of Ice-Covered Water; Resources on School Attendance for Children of Service Men and Women; Annual Project Sticker Shock Event Fights Underage Drinking; Apply for the Excellence in Science School Award; Program Targets Teachers Who Teach or Want to Teach Chinese.

March 7, 2011 -- Qualified Zone Academy Bond Program; 2010-11 Prekindergarten Program Record on IWAS for Data Entry; Early Childhood – Parent Evaluations/ Demographics Survey Now Available; Strengthening NCLB: Early Notification to Parents Regarding Public School Choice; Information on the Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program RFP; Illinois Schools Celebrating National School Breakfast Week; Professional Development Opportunities Support School Wellness; State Board Seeks Public Comment on FFY 2011 Draft IDEA Part B Application; 2009-10 District Special Education Profiles Available for Review; Illinois Youth Risk Behavior Survey Shows Heightened Risks for Gay Youth; Online Survey Seeks Opinions on ISAT From Principals and Teachers; Educators Asked to Update E-mail Address in ECS; Apply for the Excellence in Science School Award.

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February

February 28, 2011 -- Illinois Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Sexual Orientation May Impact Need for Additional Support; Reading Improvement Block Grant FY 10 Performance Reports Due; Preschool for All Children Ages 3-5 Request for Proposals Webinar Set; Online Survey Seeks Opinions on ISAT From Principals and Teachers; Educators Asked to Update Email Address in ECS; P-20 Council: Education Recommendations Established in First Report; Webinar Planned on USDA’s Proposed Rules on Lunch and Breakfast Programs; Salad Bar Grant Opportunity Offered to K-12 Schools; Seventh-graders Eligible for Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Scholarships; Program Offers Opportunity for Teachers to Explore in Costa Rica; Illinois High Schools Selected for Program That Aims to Improve Teen Driver Safety; Poster Contest for Fifth-Graders Promotes Benefits of Bicycling; International Green Lifestyle Creative Contest for High School Students.

February 22, 2011 -- Education Recommendations Established in First Report; Online Survey Seeks Opinions on ISAT From Principals and Teachers; Snow Days and the 2011 ISAT Test Windows; Preschool for All Children Ages 3-5 Request for Proposals Webinar Set; Webinar Planned on USDA’s Proposed Rules on Lunch and Breakfast Programs; Salad Bar Grant Opportunity Offered to K-12 Schools; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Reading Improvement Block Grant FY 10 Performance Reports Due; Final Webinar in Parent Involvement Series Scheduled for Feb. 24; Seventh-graders Eligible for Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Scholarships; Bullying Prevention Grant Program Request for Proposals Announced; Teachers Retirement System 2010-11 Employer Contribution Rates Adjusted; Severe Weather Preparedness Week Set to Kick Off on Feb. 28; Website Offers Help With College and Career Decisions; Superintendents Offered Opportunity to Attend NSPRA National Seminar; Program Offers Opportunity for Teachers to Explore in Costa Rica; Illinois Coalition for Educating At Risk Youth Spring Conference Coming Up; Third Annual Sustainable Schools Symposium Scheduled for April 1; Illinois High Schools Selected for Program That Aims to Improve Teen Driver Safety; Poster Contest for Fifth-Graders Promotes Benefits of Bicycling; International Green Lifestyle Creative Contest for High School Students; Taiwan Ministry of Education Announces Scholarship Programs; Entries Sought for Annual World School Children’s Art Exhibition.

February 14, 2011 -- Snow Days and the 2011 ISAT Test Windows; Final Webinar in Parent Involvement Series Scheduled for Feb. 24; Bullying Prevention Grant Program Request for Proposals Announced; Teachers Retirement System 2010-11 Employer Contribution Rates Adjusted; Severe Weather Preparedness Week Set to Kick Off on Feb. 28; School District Annual Financial Report Review Process Reminder; Webinar on Preschool for All FY 12 Competitive Application Process; FY 12 ELL Programs Consolidated Application and Workshops; Winter Charter School Design Institute Scheduled for Feb. 25-26; Website Offers Help With College and Career Decisions; ISAC Issues Financial Aid Awareness Month Challenge; Deadline Coming Up to Submit New Technology Integration Plan; Illinois Coalition for Educating At Risk Youth Spring Conference Coming Up; Third Annual Sustainable Schools Symposium Scheduled for April 1; Superintendents Offered Opportunity to Attend NSPRA National Seminar; Taiwan Ministry of Education Announces Scholarship Programs; Entries Sought for Annual World School Children’s Art Exhibition.

February 7, 2011 -- Teachers Retirement System 2010-11 Employer Contribution Rates Adjusted; School District Annual Financial Report Review Process Under Way; Webinar on Preschool for All FY 12 Competitive Application Process; FY 12 ELL Programs Consolidated Application and Workshops; Applications for Migrant Supplemental Education Services Funding Available; FY 2011 Final Title III Allocation Amendments; Winter Charter School Design Institute Scheduled for Feb. 25-26; ISAC Issues Financial Aid Awareness Month Challenge; School Garden Grant Deadline Approaching; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Webinar Scheduled for Feb. 24; Nominations Sought for Interagency Nutrition Council Award for Wellness; Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits – School Year 2011 Report; Deadline Coming Up to Submit New Technology Integration Plan; Free Workshop Kit on Preventing Suicide Among Gay Youth Available; Amendments to Rules Governing the State Assessment (23 Ill. Adm. Code 1.30); Voices in Action: National Youth Summit Scheduled for Feb. 26; Division’s Initiatives Put Technology to Use and Improves Efficiency.

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January

January 31, 2011 -- Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits – School Year 2011 Report; Deadline Coming Up to Submit New Technology Integration Plan; Free Workshop Kit on Preventing Suicide Among Gay Youth Available; Lincoln Inaugural Sesquicentennial Event Set for March 4 in Chicago; Amendments to Rules Governing the State Assessment (23 Ill. Adm. Code 1.30); Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Webinar Scheduled for Feb. 24; Nominations Sought for Interagency Nutrition Council Award for Wellness; Applications Available for the Summer Food Service Program; School Employee Wellness Program Grant Application Deadline Feb. 1; Voices in Action: National Youth Summit Scheduled for Feb. 26; Division’s Initiatives Put Technology to Use and Improves Efficiency; Applications for Migrant Supplemental Education Services Funding Available; FY 2011 Final Title III Allocation Amendments; FY 2012 Districts Eligible for Alternate PTELL Adjustment; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2012 Title I Low Income; 2012 Federal Grants – Reimbursement Policy Change Webinar Posted Online; Lead Partner RFSP Release for FY 2012 School Improvement Grants; ISBE Requests Waivers Regarding School Improvement Grants Rules; Grant Readers Request for Illinois FY 2012 School Improvement Grants; Survey Required for Federal State Fiscal Stabilization Funds; Support and Technical Assistance Regional Network Request for Proposals; Governor’s Green Youth Awards to Recognize Environmental Projects; Museum to Host ‘Race, Freedom and Equality: From Lincoln to the Present Day’; National Park Foundation Offers Electronic Field Trip; Local Office Supply Dealers Announce Deal With Purchasing Cooperative.

January 24, 2011 -- FY 2012 Districts Eligible for Alternate PTELL Adjustment; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2012 Title I Low Income; 2012 Federal Grants – Reimbursement Policy Change Webinar Posted Online; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; Lead Partner RFSP Release for FY 2012 School Improvement Grants; ISBE Requests Waivers Regarding School Improvement Grants Rules; Grant Readers Request for Illinois FY 2012 School Improvement Grants; Apply for the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children; Applications Available for the Summer Food Service Program; School Employee Wellness Program Grant Application Deadline Feb. 1; Local Office Supply Dealers Announce Deal With Purchasing Cooperative; Support and Technical Assistance Regional Network Request for Proposals; Heartsaver AED Fund Grant Applications Now Available; Request for Proposals for Illinois RtI Network; Sixth Annual INTC Induction and Mentoring Conference Coming Up; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Governor’s Green Youth Awards to Recognize Environmental Projects; Series of National Conversations on English Learner Education Scheduled; Lincoln Inaugural Sesquicentennial Event Set for March 4 in Chicago; History Teacher of the Year Award Nominations Sought; Museum to Host ‘Race, Freedom and Equality: From Lincoln to the Present Day’; National Park Foundation Offers Electronic Field Trip.

January 18, 2011 -- Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; Heartsaver AED Fund Grant Applications Now Available; Prevention and Control Stressed With Rise in Cases of Bed Bugs; Request for Proposals for Illinois RtI Network; Sixth Annual INTC Induction and Mentoring Conference Coming Up; Survey Required for Federal State Fiscal Stabilization Funds; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Apply for the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children; ISBE Introduces Parent Involvement Webinar Series; Webinar on ISAT Test Administration Procedures and Issues Offered; Series of National Conversations on English Learner Education Scheduled; History Teacher of the Year Award Nominations Sought; Two Illinois High School Students to be Selected for National Youth Science Camp; Grades 4-12 Can Compete in The Stock Market Game; Connections Conference Set for March 16-17 in St. Charles; Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Program Brings Teachers to Springfield; National World War II Museum Essay Contest Open to Grades 5-12; Web Design Contest Offered for High School Students; Web Design Contest Offered for High School Students.

January 10, 2011 -- Survey Required for Federal State Fiscal Stabilization Funds;  Webinar on ISAT Test Administration Procedures and Issues Offered; Prevention and Control Stressed With Rise in Cases of Bed Bugs; Deadline Nears for Energy Efficiency Grants Applications; Illinois Energy Now Special Lighting Sale Runs until April 15; Mandatory Period of Silence Found Constitutional; Lead Partner RFSP Release for FY 2012 School Improvement Grants; ISBE Introduces Parent Involvement Webinar Series; Grant Readers Sought for 21st Century Community Learning Center Program; Recalculation of FY 2011 GSA; All Federal Grants Moving to Reimbursement Model in FY 2012; JCAR, Board Agree to Remove Proposed Changes to Superintendent Employment; Resources Available for Efforts to Prevent Bullying in Schools; Join The Outlook Newsletter Listserv; Webinar on Whole Grains for Healthy School Meals Scheduled for Feb. 10; Connections Conference Set for March 16-17 in St. Charles; Two Illinois High School Students to be Selected for National Youth Science Camp; Grades 4-12 Can Compete in The Stock Market Game; Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Program Brings Teachers to Springfield; National World War II Museum Essay Contest Open to Grades 5-12; Web Design Contest Offered for High School Students; High School Students Eligible for International Essay Contest.

January 3, 2011 -- Mandatory Period of Silence Found Constitutional; Lead Partner RFSP Release for FY 2012 School Improvement Grants; ISBE Introduces Parent Involvement Webinar Series; Pre-application Needs Assessment for FY 2012 School Improvement Grants; Grant Readers Sought for 21st Century Community Learning Center Program; Final Chance to Take a Brief Survey on the No Child Left behind Act; Recalculation of FY 2011 GSA; All Federal Grants Moving to Reimbursement Model in FY 2012; Estimated Best Three Months Average Daily Attendance IWAS Application; JCAR, Board Agree to Remove Proposed Changes to Superintendent Employment; Resources Available for Efforts to Prevent Bullying in Schools; Illinois Energy Now Special Lighting Sale Runs until April 15; Webinar on Whole Grains for Healthy School Meals Scheduled for Feb. 10; Join The Outlook Newsletter Listserv; Early Childhood Block Grant – Intent to Submit a Proposal for FY 2012; Free Financial Literacy Conference Scheduled for Jan. 21 in Chicago; Econ Illinois Offers Contests for High School Students; Apply for a College Board AP Fellows Scholarship; Nomination Forms Available for Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards; Conference on Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Scheduled; Illinois School Library Media Association Develops New Guidelines; Poetry for the President Contest Marks 100 Years Since Ronald Reagan’s Birth; Scholarship Program to Honor 25 Scholar Athletes Across the Country; Entries Sought for the Annual Christopher Columbus Awards.

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