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December

December 23, 2013 -- ISBE Releases PARCC Testing Windows for 2014-15 School Year; Central Illinois PARCC Education Leader Cadre Offers Workshop Series; Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships I-STEM Network Program; Meningococcal Vaccine Requirements Expected to Start for 2015-16 School Year; ISBE’s Gifted Advisory Council Asks School Districts to Complete Survey; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Serve Illinois Commission and Gov. Quinn Seeking Nomination for Annual Awards; Professional Development; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

December 16, 2013 -- Central Illinois PARCC Education Leader Cadre Offers Workshop Series; ISBE's Gifted Advisory Council Asks School Districts to Complete Survey; Upcoming Integrated Math Model Forums Feature Free Research-Based Resources for Schools; Please Take a Moment to Complete a Short NCLB Summer Workshops Survey; Safety Communication on HeartStart Automated External Defibrillators; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; New Illinois Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; Registration Under Way for IDPH School Health Days Conference; Reminder: Most School Holidays Do Not Require the Waiver Process; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

December 9, 2013 -- Opportunity to Include More Students in PARCC Field Tests; Upcoming Forums Feature Free Research-Based Resources for Schools; New ‘Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools’ Webinar Set for Dec. 10; Please Take a Moment to Complete a Short NCLB Summer Workshops Survey; AFR, Annual Statement of Affairs and Certificate of Tax Levy Deadlines; Safety Communication on HeartStart Automated External Defibrillators; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; New Illinois Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; Registration Under Way for IDPH School Health Days Conference; Schools Invited to Apply to Participate in TECH 2014 at the State Capitol Building; Reminder: Most School Holidays Do Not Require the Waiver Process; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Upcoming Webinar Series Features Free Research-Based Resources for Schools; Information on Disaster Assistance for Victims of Severe Storms and Tornadoes; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

December 2, 2013 -- Informational Meeting on Visiting Teachers Program Scheduled for Districts Interested in Hiring International Educators; Schools Invited to Apply to Participate in TECH 2014 at the State Capitol Building; FY 13 and FY 14 IDEA Sp Ed Room and Board Claims Proration; National School Lunch Program Online Verification Summary Report Available; Presentation Proposals Sought for Annual Illinois School Wellness Conference; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Update on the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative; Upcoming Webinar Series Features Free Research-Based Resources for Schools; Reminder: New ISBE Bilingual Rules and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation; Information on Disaster Assistance for Victims of Severe Storms and Tornadoes; Professional Development; In the News; In the News; Employment Opportunities.

November

November 25, 2013 -- FY 13 and FY 14 IDEA Sp Ed Room and Board Claims Proration; National School Lunch Program Online Verification Summary Report Available; Presentation Proposals Sought for Annual Illinois School Wellness Conference; Update on the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative; Upcoming Webinar Series Features Free Research-Based Resources for Schools; Northern Illinois PARCC Education Leader Cadre Offers Workshop on Dec. 9; Deadline Reminder for Maintenance Grant and School Energy Efficiency Applications; Integrated Pest Management Regulations Reminder Issued to Schools, Day Cares; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Special Event; In the News; Employment Opportunities.

November 18, 2013 -- Northern Illinois PARCC Education Leader Cadre Offers Workshop on Dec. 9; Illinois Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) a Valuable Resource for Districts; Deadline Reminder for Maintenance Grant and School Energy Efficiency Applications; Integrated Pest Management Regulations Reminder Issued to Schools, Day Cares; ISBE to Apply for Double Testing and Determination Flexibility for Districts; Nov. 25 Session on ‘Using a Value Table to Determine School and District Growth’; School Districts Required to Present Report Card to Board and Post Online; New Informational Document on the edTPA Available Online; Entries Sought From Students in Grades K-8 for Annual Poster Contest; INTC Plans Conference and Makes New Resources Available Online; Illinois Elementary Students Invited to Make Holiday Cards for U.S. Troops; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; In the News; Employment Opportunities.

November 12, 2013 -- ISBE to Apply for Double Testing and Determination Flexibility for Districts; Dynamic Learning Maps Field Test Opportunity; Illinois Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) a Valuable Resource for Districts; Nov. 25 Session on ‘Using a Value Table to Determine School and District Growth’; School Districts Required to Present Report Card to Board and Post Online; New Informational Document on the edTPA Available Online; Illinois School Breakfast Week Kicks Off on Monday, Nov. 18; USDA Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools Update; ISBE Seeks Nominations for USDA’s Produce Safety University; Title I Directors Winter Meeting Set for Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Springfield; Districts Asked to Complete and Update PARCC Technology Readiness Tool (TRT); ISBE Seeks Feedback on Family Engagement Framework Guide; Reminder: Deadline is Friday, Nov. 15, for Green Ribbon Schools Award Program; Entries Sought From Students in Grades K-8 for Annual Poster Contest; Secondary Transition Requirement Update; INTC Plans Conference and Makes New Resources Available Online; NBRC at ISU Supports First-Time Candidates in Low-Performing Schools; Grant Promotes Adolescent Health With School-Based HIV/STD Prevention; Innovation and Improvement Launches Rising Star Survey for School Districts; Illinois Elementary Students Invited to Make Holiday Cards for U.S. Troops; Applications Available for Competitive Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant Program; 2013-14 Illinois Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Funding Cycle Under Way; Professional Development; In the News.

November 5, 2013 -- Title I Directors Winter Meeting Set for Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Springfield; Districts Asked to Complete and Update PARCC Technology Readiness Tool (TRT); ISBE Seeks Feedback on Family Engagement Framework Guide; Secondary Transition Requirement Update; USDA Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools Update; ISBE Seeks Nominations for USDA’s Produce Safety University; Presentation Proposals Sought for Annual Illinois School Wellness Conference; NBRC at ISU Supports First-Time Candidates in Low-Performing Schools; Grant Promotes Adolescent Health With School-Based HIV/STD Prevention; Innovation and Improvement Launches Rising Star Survey for School Districts; 2013-2014 Student Health Data – Immunization Data Collection; 2013-2014 Student Health Data – Eye Examination Data Collection; Standards Based Reporting Workshop Coming Up in Springfield; Deadline is Nov. 15 to File Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; USDA and EPA Present U.S. Food Waste Challenge; ICJIA Requests Proposals for Programs With Violence Prevention Component; Reminder: New ISBE Bilingual Rules and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation; Applications Available for Competitive Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant Program; 2013-14 Illinois Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Funding Cycle Under Way; Professional Development.

October

October 28, 2013 -- Innovation and Improvement Launches Rising Star Survey for School Districts; 2013-2014 Student Health Data – Immunization Data Collection; 2013-2014 Student Health Data – Eye Examination Data Collection; Standards Based Reporting Workshop Coming Up in Springfield; Deadline is Nov. 15 to File Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; Reminders for School Budget Form and Annual Financial Report Deadlines; Release Set for Oct. 31 for Comprehensive and Two New Versions of the Report Card; Presentation Proposals Sought for Annual Illinois School Wellness Conference; American Institutes for Research and ISBE Welcome New Illinois CSI Director; Deadline Nearing for Nominations for U.S. Presidential Scholar Program; Award to Recognize the Most Green and Healthy Schools and Districts in the State; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; USDA and EPA Present U.S. Food Waste Challenge; ICJIA Requests Proposals for Programs With Violence Prevention Component; Professional Development; School Opportunities.

October 21, 2013 -- Release Set for Oct. 31 for Comprehensive and Two New Versions of the Report Card; American Institutes for Research and ISBE Welcome New Illinois CSI Director; Reminders for School Budget Form and Annual Financial Report Deadlines; School Energy Efficiency and Maintenance Grant Program Applications Available; 2013-14 Eye Examination Data Collection; 2013-2014 Student Health Data – Vision Data Collection; Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) Update; Deadline Nearing for Nominations for U.S. Presidential Scholar Program; Nominations Sought for History Teacher of the Year; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Award to Recognize the Most Green and Healthy Schools and Districts in the State; Applications Available for Lake Education Assistance Program (LEAP) Grants; Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention Offers K-12 Grant Opportunity; Professional Development; School Opportunities.

October 15, 2013 -- School Energy Efficiency and Maintenance Grant Program Applications Available; Nominations Sought for History Teacher of the Year; Award to Recognize the Most Green and Healthy Schools and Districts in the State; Districts Invited to Participate in Research Study Examining Principal Evaluation; 2013-2014 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment and Staff Report in IWAS; Important Notice About Nonpublic School Application for Recognition and Calendar; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) Update; Conference on Best Practices in Nonpublic Special Education Programs Nov. 7-8; 2013-2014 District Technology Plan Template Now Open on IIRC; IVS Teams With Other Virtual Schools to Offer ‘K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century’; Behavioral Threat Assessment Summit Set for Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Normal; FY14 School District Library Grant Application Now Available Online; Applications Available for Lake Education Assistance Program (LEAP) Grants; Professional Development; School Opportunities; Student Opportunities.

October 7, 2013 -- Award to Recognize the Most Green and Healthy Schools and Districts in the State; Districts Invited to Participate in Research Study Examining Principal Evaluation; 2013-2014 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment and Staff Report in IWAS; 2013-2014 Unfilled Positions Survey Now Available on IWAS; Important Notice About Nonpublic School Application for Recognition and Calendar; Conference on Best Practices in Nonpublic Special Education Programs Nov. 7-8; 2013-2014 District Technology Plan Template Now Open on IIRC; IVS Teams With Other Virtual Schools to Offer ‘K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century’; School Energy Efficiency and School Maintenance Grant Applications Available; Correction Period Open for 2012-13 Pupil Transportation Reimbursement Claim; Important Memorandum Regarding Shortage of Tdap Vaccine Issued; Celebrate National School Lunch Week; Upcoming Webinars Focus on Physical Education in Illinois; 2013 USDA Foods Show and Conference Scheduled for Oct. 17; Illinois Receives Team Nutrition Training Grant From the USDA; Behavioral Threat Assessment Summit Set for Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Normal; Invitation to Comment on Rules; FY14 School District Library Grant Application Now Available Online; Professional Development; Educator Awards; School Opportunities; Student Opportunities.

September

September 30, 2013 -- School Energy Efficiency and School Maintenance Grant Applications Available; Correction Period Open for 2012-13 Pupil Transportation Reimbursement Claim; Fiscal Year 2014 Supplemental General State Aid Plans Due Oct. 30; Important Memorandum Regarding Shortage of Tdap Vaccine Issued; Upcoming Webinars Focus on Physical Education in Illinois; 2013 USDA Foods Show and Conference Scheduled for Oct. 17; Illinois Receives Team Nutrition Training Grant From the USDA; Upcoming Trainings Announced on the New Administrative Review Process; 2013-2014 Unfilled Positions Survey Now Available on IWAS; Fiscal Year 2014 Allocations and Schoolwide Consolidation Flexibility; Invitation to Comment on Rules; National Career Readiness Certificate and WorkKeys Locating Information on IWAS; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; ‘Mapping Media to the Common Core’ Presentation Scheduled for Oct. 29-30; Schools Encouraged to Participate in Annual Earthquake Awareness Drill; Professional Development; School Opportunities; Student Opportunities.

September 23, 2013 -- Fiscal Year 2014 Supplemental General State Aid Plans Due Oct. 30; Principals Asked to Enter Additional School Information by Monday, Sept. 30; Fiscal Year 2014 Allocations and Schoolwide Consolidation Flexibility; National Career Readiness Certificate and WorkKeys Locating Information on IWAS; Upcoming Trainings Announced on the New Administrative Review Process; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; New Online Course Series Correlating to the Illinois 5Essentials Survey Announced; Districts Sought to Participate in Illinois LRE Data Cohort 4; ISBE-Funded Learning Ally Memberships Available for FY14; ‘Mapping Media to the Common Core’ Presentation Scheduled for Oct. 29-30; Schools Encouraged to Participate in Annual Earthquake Awareness Drill; Free Services Available from ISAC for Students, Schools and Staff; New Website and Exhibit Help Celebrate Latino Heritage Month.

September 16, 2013 -- New Online Course Series Correlating to the Illinois 5Essentials Survey Announced; Districts Sought to Participate in Illinois LRE Data Cohort 4; ISBE-Funded Learning Ally Memberships Available for FY14; Registration Open for ‘ISBE Math Model Curriculum Assessments and Lessons’; Free Services Available from ISAC for Students, Schools and Staff; New Website and Exhibit Help Celebrate Latino Heritage Month; Professional Development; Educator Awards; School Opportunities; Student Opportunities.

September 9, 2013 -- Registration Open for ‘ISBE Math Model Curriculum Assessments and Lessons’; FY 2014 General State Aid Finalized; Reminder on Use of Interrupted School Days for Adverse Weather Conditions; New Classroom-Based Assessment Will Be Required for Teacher Licensure; Task Force Releases Report on P.E. and Health Standards Recommendations; Lombard District 44 Teacher Named Illinois History Teacher of the Year; New ISBE Bilingual Rules and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation; Professional Development; Educator Awards; Student Opportunities.

September 3, 2013 -- FY 2014 General State Aid Finalized; Reminder on Use of Interrupted School Days for Adverse Weather Conditions; New Classroom-Based Assessment Will Be Required for Teacher Licensure; Task Force Releases Report on P.E. and Health Standards Recommendations; Lombard District 44 Teacher Named Illinois History Teacher of the Year; Register for ‘Introduction to the Growth Model: Understanding the Value Table'; Sign Up for Listserv to Receive Up-to-Date Information About Illinois State Testing; ISBE Plans Sept. 6 Webinar on New USDA Interim Final Rule; IVS Offers Six World Languages in its FY 2014 Course Catalog; Free Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available to Qualifying Schools; Reminder: Modifications to HIPAA Rule Regarding Immunization Information; Nursing Resource Consortium to Address Sickle Cell Disease; Professional Development; Educator Awards; Student Opportunities.

August

August 27, 2013 -- Register for ‘Introduction to the Growth Model: Understanding the Value Table’; Sign Up for Listserv to Receive Up-to-Date Information About Illinois State Testing; Rising Star Continuous Improvement Plan Service Upgrade Begins on Aug. 29; ISBE Plans Sept. 6 Webinar on New USDA Interim Final Rule; IVS Offers Six World Languages in its FY 2014 Course Catalog; Registration Under Way for ISBE Model Math Curriculum K-12 Update Webinar; Annual Title I Directors Conference Set for Next Month in Springfield; ISBE Accepting Nominations for U.S. Presidential Scholar Program; Applications Sought for U.S. Senate Youth Program and Hearst Scholarship; Free Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available to Qualifying Schools; Reminder: Modifications to HIPAA Rule Regarding Immunization Information; Nursing Resource Consortium to Address Sickle Cell Disease; Nominations Sought for Award Honoring Outstanding School Board President; ISBE Seeking Volunteers for Illinois LRE Data Cohort 4; Illinois Students Bring Home Awards From National Occupational Skills Contest; Professional Development; Educator Awards; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities.

August 19, 2013 -- Registration Under Way for ISBE Model Math Curriculum K-12 Update Webinar; Annual Title I Directors Conference Set for Next Month in Springfield; ISBE Accepting Nominations for U.S. Presidential Scholar Program; Applications Sought for U.S. Senate Youth Program and Hearst Scholarship; Illinois Students Bring Home Awards From National Occupational Skills Contest; ISBE Seeks Nominations for Award Honoring State’s Outstanding School Board President; ISBE Seeking Volunteers for Illinois LRE Data Cohort 4; IVS Announces New Credit Recovery Option for Schools; Instructional Excellence in Early Childhood Classrooms Conference Held Last Month; Professional Development; Educator Awards; Student Opportunities; Grant Opportunities.

August 13, 2013 -- ISBE Seeks Nominations for Award Honoring State’s Outstanding School Board President; Applications Sought for U.S. Senate Youth Program and Hearst Scholarship; ISBE Seeking Volunteers for Illinois LRE Data Cohort 4; IVS Announces New Credit Recovery Option for Schools; FY 2014 General State Aid Preliminary Calculations; 2012-13 (FY 14) Pupil Transportation Reimbursement Claims – Due Aug. 15; Principals Can Now Begin Entering School Information; Estimates for Corporate Personal Property Replacement Taxes for FY14 Released; 2013 Final Prairie State Achievement Examination Scores Posted on IWAS; 2013 State-Funded EXPLORE/PLAN Information Now Posted Online; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Annual Statement of Affairs (ISBE 50-37) Form Now Available on ISBE’s Website; Certificate of Tax Levy (ISBE 50-02) Form Used by School Districts Available Online; Illinois Education Agency Retrieval Network Updated With Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Data; Additional Reminders From ISBE’s School Business Services Division.

August 6, 2013 -- FY 2014 General State Aid Preliminary Calculations; 2012-13 (FY 14) Pupil Transportation Reimbursement Claims – Due Aug. 15; Estimates for Corporate Personal Property Replacement Taxes for FY14 Released; Principals Can Begin Entering School Information on Aug. 9; 2013 Final Prairie State Achievement Examination Scores Posted on IWAS; 2013 State-Funded EXPLORE/PLAN Information Now Posted Online; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Annual Statement of Affairs (ISBE 50-37) Form Now Available on ISBE’s Website; Certificate of Tax Levy (ISBE 50-02) Form Used by School Districts Available Online; Illinois Education Agency Retrieval Network Updated With Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Data; Additional Reminders From ISBE’s School Business Services Division; 2011-2012 District Special Education Profiles Available for District Administrative Review; New Leadership Academy Set for Aug. 6 and 7 in Springfield; Student Suicide Prevention Training Initiative for Illinois Middle and High School Personnel; Deadline to Meet Certification Requirements for Preschool Bilingual Rules is July 2014; Illinois Youth Win Awards at Annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference; Professional Development; Grant Opportunities.

July

July 30, 2013 -- Registration Under Way for Rising Star Collaborative Forum Scheduled for Aug. 13; 2011-2012 District Special Education Profiles Available for District Administrative Review; New Leadership Academy Set for Aug. 6 and 7 in Springfield; Student Suicide Prevention Training Initiative for Illinois Middle and High School Personnel; Illinois Youth Win Awards at Annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference; Former Carlinville Principal Dick Spohr Named the Interim Director of Center; Professional Development; Grant Opportunities.

July 22, 2013 -- Former Carlinville Principal Dick Spohr Named the Interim Director of Center; Reminder: QZAB Program for Calendar Years 2012 and 2013 Authorization (Second Round); Notice of School Safety Drill Act Modification; Introductory Rising Star on IIRC Webinar Available for Local School Board Members; 2013 Student-Level ISAT and IAA Results Now Posted to IIRC; Back 2 School In-Person Workshops Planned in July and August Across the State; Professional Development; Grant Opportunities; In the News.

July 16, 2013 -- Notice of School Safety Drill Act Modification; Introductory Rising Star on IIRC Webinar Available for Local School Board Members; 2013 Student-Level ISAT and IAA Results Now Posted to IIRC; Preliminary PSAE 2013 Scores Posted on the Student Information System (SIS); ISBE Seeking Applicants for the Consolidated Committee of Practitioners; Back 2 School In-Person Workshops Planned in July and August Across the State; USDA Releases Smart Snacks in Schools Interim Final Rule; Webinar on Budgeting and Planning for the Title III LIPLEPS and IEP Programs; Professional Development; Grant Opportunities; In the News.

July 8, 2013 -- Preliminary PSAE 2013 Scores Posted on the Student Information System (SIS); ISBE Seeking Applicants for the Consolidated Committee of Practitioners; USDA Releases Smart Snacks in Schools Interim Final Rule; Update From the Enhance Physical Education Task Force (EPETF); Webinar on Budgeting and Planning for the Title III LIPLEPS and IEP Programs; Modified English Language Proficiency Criteria, Effective Jan. 1, 2014; Salary and Benefit Costs in IDEA Grants; Applications Available for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program; Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX; Professional Development; Grant Opportunities.

July 2, 2013 -- PSAE Scores Available Soon for District Review on the Student Information System; Illinois Joins Dynamic Leaning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium; 2014 Writing Announcement for Grade 11 Testing; Salary and Benefit Costs in IDEA Grants; Modified English Language Proficiency Criteria, Effective Jan. 1, 2014; QZAB Program for Calendar Years 2012 and 2013 Authorization (Second Round); Applications Available for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program; Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX; Contact Your Regional Superintendent to Request Teacher Evaluation Training; New Expenditure Reporting Requirements – State and Federal Grant Programs; Update From the Enhance Physical Education Task Force (EPETF); Back 2 School In-Person Workshops Planned in July and August Across the State; Professional Develoment; Deadline to Meet Certification Requirements for Preschool Bilingual Rules is July 2014; Professional Development; Grant Opportunities.

June

June 25, 2013 -- Illinois Joins Dynamic Leaning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium; 2014 Writing Announcement for Grade 11 Testing; QZAB Program for Calendar Years 2012 and 2013 Authorization (Second Round); Contact Your Regional Superintendent to Request Teacher Evaluation Training; New Expenditure Reporting Requirements – State and Federal Grant Programs; 2012-13 Regular Term FACTS Final Transmission – Final Notice; 2012-13 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; Back 2 School In-Person Workshops Planned in July and August Across the State; Training Tuesday Webinar Series on NSLP Kicks Off on July 16; Enhance Physical Education Task Force Plans Web Conference on Tuesday, July 16; Resources on Integration of Schoolwide Title I Plan and District Title I Plan Into Rising Star; Information on Earning National Board Certification; Professional Develoment; Grant Opportunities.

June 18, 2013 -- Resources on Integration of Schoolwide Title I Plan and District Title I Plan Into Rising Star; Information on Earning National Board Certification; Fact Sheet on the New Educator Licensure Information System Updated; 2012-13 Regular Term FACTS Final Transmission – Final Notice; Fiscal Year 2014 Title IIA Projected Allocations; 2012-13 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; Enhance Physical Education Task Force Plans Web Conference on Tuesday, July 16; Applications Available Online for Fuel Up 2013 Breakfast Grants; Let’s Move Initiative to Award Salad Bars to Illinois Schools; Students Among Winners of Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards; Professional Develoment; Grant Opportunities.

June 10, 2013 -- Fiscal Year 2014 Title IIA Projected Allocations; 2012-13 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; Applications Available Online for Fuel Up 2013 Breakfast Grants; Let’s Move Initiative to Award Salad Bars to Illinois Schools; Deadline to Meet Certification Requirements for Preschool Bilingual Rules is July 2014; PA 97-742: 5 Hours of Instruction on First and Last Day of School (Effective June 30, 2013); Fact Sheet on the New Educator Licensure Information System Updated; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Students Among Winners of Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards; Professional Develoment; Grant Opportunities.

June 3, 2013 -- 2012-13 Regular Term FACTS Final Transmission – First Notice; FY 2014 Title I Projected Allocations; Details About the New Teacher Leader Endorsement Program; Application for Migrant Education Program Now Available Online; College Changes Everything Conference Scheduled for July 11 in Tinley Park; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Professional Develoment; Grant Opportunities.

May

May 28, 2013 -- Maintenance Grant Program Application Deadline is May 31; Qualified Zone Academy Bond Program for Calendar Years 2012 and 2013 Authorization; 2012-13 Regular Term FACTS Final Transmission – First Notice; FY 2014 Title I Projected Allocations; Deadline for Final FY 13 State and Federal Grant Amendments and End Date Extensions; Details About the New Teacher Leader Endorsement Program; Application for Migrant Education Program Now Available Online; Individuals Sought to Serve on the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education; College Changes Everything Conference Scheduled for July 11 in Tinley Park; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Extended Pilot Year for FY 2014; Opportunity to Surrender TASN Paraprofessional Approvals; 2012-2013 Dental Data Collection; Sign-Up Under Way for the NCLB Technical Assistance Workshop; Professional Development; Student Opportunities, Educator Resources.

May 20, 2013 -- Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Extended Pilot Year for FY 2014; Opportunity to Surrender TASN Paraprofessional Approvals; Individuals Sought to Serve on the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education; 2012-2013 Dental Data Collection; 2014 ISAT Reading and Mathematics Assessments Move to the Common Core; ISELA to Hold ‘Discipline of All Students – Administrator Academy’ on Monday, June 10; Annual Illinois School Nutrition Association Conference Set for June 26-28 in Tinley Park; Deadline for Final FY 13 State and Federal Grant Amendments and End Date Extensions; Sign-Up Under Way for the NCLB Technical Assistance Workshop; Professional Development; Student Opportunities, Educator Resources.

May 14, 2013 -- ISELA to Hold ‘Discipline of All Students – Administrator Academy’ on Monday, June 10; Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Common Core State Standard Alignment; Fiscal Year 2014 School Technology Revolving Loan Applications Available; Students and Teachers Take Part in WWII Classroom Project; Openings Available for Teacher and Principal Evaluation Training; Annual Illinois School Nutrition Association Conference Set for June 26-28 in Tinley Park; School Fee Waiver Process Options for School Districts; Secretaries of Education and Agriculture Issue Letter on Summer Meal Programs; Deadline for Final FY 13 State and Federal Grant Amendments and End Date Extensions; Title I, Low Income Program Carryover Limitations Reminder; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Available Online; Sign-Up Under Way for the NCLB Technical Assistance Workshop; Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Pilot Year Two in 2013-14; Nomination Deadline Coming Up for ISBE’s Annual Awards Program; Professional Development; Educator Resources.

May 7, 2013 -- Openings Available for Teacher and Principal Evaluation Training; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Available Online; School Fee Waiver Process Options for School Districts; Secretaries of Education and Agriculture Issue Letter on Summer Meal Programs; Deadline for Final FY 13 State and Federal Grant Amendments and End Date Extensions; Title I, Low Income Program Carryover Limitations Reminder; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally-Funded Salary for Summer Activities; 2012-13 Final Public School Calendars; Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Common Core State Standard Alignment; Fiscal Year 2014 School Technology Revolving Loan Applications Available; Webinar and Hearings on Proposed Changes to Rules Regarding Class Sizes; Students and Teachers Take Part in WWII Classroom Project; Informational Sessions on Arts and Foreign Language Assistance Grants Program Set; Sign-Up Under Way for the NCLB Technical Assistance Workshop; Sign Up for School Threat Evaluation Program Training Coming Up in Springfield; Deadline to Meet Certification Requirements for Preschool Bilingual Rules is July 2014; PA 97-742: 5 Hours of Instruction on First and Last Day of School (Effective June 30, 2013); High Schools Invited to Participate in Illinois College Application Month; Registration Open for Workshops on Nature and the Environment; Professional Development; Student Opportunities.

April

April 29, 2013 -- Webinar and Hearings on Proposed Changes to Rules Regarding Class Sizes; New Web-Based Individualized Education Program (IEP) System; Webinar on the 6-12 Math Curriculum Model Units Slated for Thursday, May 2; Free Presentation Scheduled for April 30 in Arlington Heights; Common Core State Standards Networking Conference This Summer in North Carolina; Informational Sessions on Arts and Foreign Language Assistance Grants Program Set; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally-Funded Salary for Summer Activities; 2012-13 Final Public School Calendars; 2012-13 (FY 14) Pupil Transportation Claim Reimbursement System Now Available; Employer Responsibilities – School Bus Driver Annual Medical Examination and Certificate; Sign-Up Under Way for the NCLB Technical Assistance Workshop; Reminder of Accessibility of Technology for Students and Teachers With Disabilities; Continuation Applications for the Prevention Initiative (0-3) Grant Now Available on IWAS; Continuation Applications for the Preschool for All (3-5) Grant Now Available on IWAS; Celebrate School Lunch Superhero Day and School Nutrition Employee Week; Sign Up for School Threat Evaluation Program Training Coming Up in Springfield; High Schools Invited to Participate in Illinois College Application Month; Registration Open for Workshops on Nature and the Environment; Financial Aid Train-the-Trainer Sessions Scheduled in Chicago; Professional Development; Student Opportunities.

April 22, 2013 -- 2012-13 (FY 14) Pupil Transportation Claim Reimbursement System Now Available; Employer Responsibilities – School Bus Driver Annual Medical Examination and Certificate; Reminder of Accessibility of Technology for Students and Teachers With Disabilities; Continuation Applications for the Prevention Initiative (0-3) Grant Now Available on IWAS; Continuation Applications for the Preschool for All (3-5) Grant Now Available on IWAS; Free Presentation Scheduled for April 30 in Arlington Heights; Common Core State Standards Networking Conference This Summer in North Carolina; New Web-Based Individualized Education Program (IEP) System; ISBE and Education Super Highway Team Up for Survey of Schools’ Download Speeds; Application Deadline for Maintenance Grant Program Set for Friday, May 31; Qualified Zone Academy Bond Program for Calendar Years 2012 and 2013 Authorization; Deadline to Meet Certification Requirements for Preschool Bilingual Rules is July 2014; Applications Available Online to Serve on Council for the 2013-14 School Year; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Financial Aid Train-the-Trainer Sessions Scheduled in Chicago; School Threat Evaluation Training Program Training to be Held in Springfield in May; Memorandum a Reminder of Tdap School Requirement for the 2013-14 School Year; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Upcoming Events.

April 16, 2013 -- ISBE and Education Super Highway Team Up for Survey of Schools’ Download Speeds; ‘Introducing the ISBE Model Common Core Math Curriculum: Grades 6-12’ Webinar Set; Rising Star Capacity Builders Training Day III: Creating a Culture of Inquiry; Rising Star Capacity Building Professional Development Series for Non-SSoS Districts; Maintenance Grant Programs Applications Available Beginning Wednesday, April 17; Qualified Zone Academy Bond Program for Calendar Years 2012 and 2013 Authorization; FY 2012 Operating Expense Per Pupil/ Per Capita Tuition Charge Available; Indirect Cost Rates for Program Year 2014; Deadline to Meet Certification Requirements for Preschool Bilingual Rules is July 2014; Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Pilot Year Two in 2013-14; Applications Available Online to Serve on Council for the 2013-14 School Year; Reminder: No Waiver Requests Needed for District Holiday Plans; Invitation to Comment on Rules; New Response to Intervention (RtI) Website Now Available; Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Set for May 9; April is Designated as National Month of the Military Child; Webinar Looks at Understanding and Using the Data for Improvements; National Food Service Management Institute Offering Free Training Sessions in Macomb; School Threat Evaluation Training Program Training to be Held in Springfield in May; Memorandum a Reminder of Tdap School Requirement for the 2013-14 School Year; Information Now Available About This Year’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Competition; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Upcoming Events.

April 8, 2013 -- Reminder: No Waiver Requests Needed for District Holiday Plans; Webinar Looks at Understanding and Using the Data for Improvements; FY 2012 Operating Expense Per Pupil/ Per Capita Tuition Charge Available; Indirect Cost Rates for Program Year 2014; Rising Star Capacity Builders Training Day III: Creating a Culture of Inquiry; Rising Star Capacity Building Professional Development Series for Non-SSoS Districts; New Response to Intervention (RtI) Website Now Available; Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Set for May 9; April is Designated as National Month of the Military Child; FY14 Employer Contributions to Teacher Retirement System – Federal Grants; 2013-14 Public School Calendar Information; Illinois Association of Title I Directors to Hold Spring Conference on April 17; National Food Service Management Institute Offering Free Training Sessions in Macomb; ‘Professional Standards for School Food Service’ Webinar Scheduled for April 24; Resources Available to Districts From the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council; Information Now Available About This Year’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Competition; Schools Invited to Join in Campaign to Help Prevent Underage Drinking; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Upcoming Events.

April 1, 2013 -- FY14 Employer Contributions to Teacher Retirement System – Federal Grants; 2013-14 Public School Calendar Information; Resources Available to Districts From the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council; ‘Professional Standards for School Food Service’ Webinar Scheduled for April 24; Resource Materials Available and Activities Planned for National Autism Awareness Month; Notice Inviting Applications for the AP Test Fee Program; Schools Invited to Join in Campaign to Help Prevent Underage Drinking; Professional Opportunities.

March

March 26, 2013 -- 2012-13 Pupil Transportation Reimbursement Estimation Tool; Resource Materials Available and Activities Planned for National Autism Awareness Month; Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Pilot Year Two in 2013-14; Annual School Wellness Conference Scheduled for May 3 in Springfield; Division Issues Reminders for Health Education Funding Opportunities; Illinois Association of Title I Directors to Hold Spring Conference on April 17; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

March 19, 2013 -- 2012-13 Pupil Transportation Reimbursement Estimation Tool; FY 2014 General State Aid Claim Preliminary Data Files; Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Pilot Year Two in 2013-14; Annual School Wellness Conference Scheduled for May 3 in Springfield; Division Issues Reminders for Health Education Funding Opportunities; Action for Healthy Kids Announces New Grant Opportunities for Schools; Illinois Association of Title I Directors to Hold Spring Conference on April 17; Remember Accessibility Laws When Integrating New Technology Devices; Voices4Hope Launches New Pages on Eating Disorders, Young Adult Parenting and Bullying; Sustainable Schools and Higher Ed Symposium Scheduled for April 2; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

March 11, 2013 -- FY 2014 General State Aid Claim Preliminary Data Files; Waiver Request Posted and Available for Public Comment Through March 18; Remember Accessibility Laws When Integrating New Technology Devices; Application Deadline Coming Up Soon for Summer Migrant Education Services Funding; Action for Healthy Kids Announces New Grant Opportunities for Schools; Deadline to Apply for HealthierUS School Challenge Grant Set for April 1; USDA Proposed Rules on Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools; Nutrition Division Announces Variety of Upcoming Grant Opportunities; Webinar on Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers; Registration Open for Rising Star Capacity Builder Training Day I; Annual Evaluation of Supplemental Educational Services Under Way Soon; Sustainable Schools and Higher Ed Symposium Scheduled for April 2; Conference Call to Include Discussion on New Underage Drinking Prevention Program; Feedback Requested for Evaluation of Illinois High School to College Success Report; TEAMS Project Helps Districts Strengthen School Health Services; Training Toolkit Addressing Teenage Dating Abuse Available Online; Webinar Takes a Look at PBS Resources and Technology Used in the Classroom; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

March 5, 2013 -- Webinar on Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers; Registration Open for Rising Star Capacity Builder Training Day I; Mathematics Curriculum Models Coming to Help Aid Common Core Implementation; Deadline to Apply for HealthierUS School Challenge Grant Set for April 1; USDA Proposed Rules on Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools; ISBE Division Announces Variety of Upcoming Grant Opportunities; Annual Evaluation of Supplemental Educational Services Under Way Soon; Feedback Requested for Evaluation of Illinois High School to College Success Report; Administration of the Ninth and 10th Grade EXPLORE/PLAN – Fall 2013; Request for Proposals Sought for Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM); Information on the Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program RFP; Application for the Exception to the 1% Cap Reminder; Illinois Coalition for Educating At-Risk Youth Conference Set for March 7-8 in Bloomington; Reminder Regarding the Abolishment of General Assembly Legislative Scholarships; PA 97-742: 5 Hours of Instruction on First and Last Day of School (Effective June 30, 2013); Invitation to Comment on Rules; TEAMS Project Helps Districts Strengthen School Health Services; Training Toolkit Addressing Teenage Dating Abuse Available Online; Webinar Takes a Look at PBS Resources and Technology Used in the Classroom; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

February

February 26, 2013 -- Administration of the Ninth and 10th Grade EXPLORE/PLAN – Fall 2013; Mathematics Curriculum Models Coming to Help Aid Common Core Implementation; Request for Proposals Sought for Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM); Information on the Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program RFP; Application for the Exception to the 1% Cap Reminder; Illinois Coalition for Educating At-Risk Youth Conference Set for March 7-8 in Bloomington; Deadline for 2012-13 District Technology Plan on Illinois Interactive Report Card is Feb. 28; Reminder Regarding the Abolishment of General Assembly Legislative Scholarships; An Important Message About the State’s Child Abuse Hotline and Available Resources; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Application Process Under Way for Second Year of ILWFS Program; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

February 19, 2013 -- An Important Message About the State’s Child Abuse Hotline and Available Resources; Day II of Rising Star Capacity Builders Training Scheduled for Feb. 21 in Lisle; Deadline for 2012-13 District Technology Plan on Illinois Interactive Report Card is Feb. 28; Needs Assessment of Illinois Statewide System of Support Getting Under Way; Applications for Summer Migrant Education Services Funding Available; ‘Early Childhood Education for the Future’ Symposium Set for March 15 in Chicago; Session Proposals Sought for 2013 College Changes Everything Conference on July 11; Illinois Student Assistance Commission Offers Workshops on Planning for College; Application Process Under Way for Second Year of ILWFS Program; Webcast Will Look at New Report on Trends in Student Achievement in Most Populated States; Eligibility Information Available for College-Bound Student Athletes; Registration Under Way for Illinois Network of Charter Schools’ Charter Design Institute; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

February 11, 2013 -- Needs Assessment of Illinois Statewide System of Support Getting Under Way; Applications for Summer Migrant Education Services Funding Available; ‘Early Childhood Education for the Future’ Symposium Set for March 15 in Chicago; Session Proposals Sought for 2013 College Changes Everything Conference on July 11; Illinois Student Assistance Commission Offers Workshops on Planning for College; Nomination Forms Available for ISBE’s Annual Awards Program; Alternative Learning Opportunities Program Continuation Applications Available Online; Eligibility Information Available for College-Bound Student Athletes ; StopBullying.gov Launches Spanish Website; Registration Under Way for Illinois Network of Charter Schools’ Charter Design Institute.

February 4, 2013 -- Nomination Forms Available for ISBE’s Annual Awards Program; Alternative Learning Opportunities Program Continuation Applications Available Online; StopBullying.gov Launches Spanish Website; Series of Regional Institutes Planned Across the State for ELL Practitioners; Department of Public Health Issues Alert on Spread of Skin Infection; PA 97-742: 5 Hours of Instruction on First and Last Day of School (Effective June 30, 2013); Invitation to Comment on Rules; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Special Events.

January

January 28, 2013 -- Fiscal Year 2013 General State Aid Proration and Payments Reminder; State Board Secretary Dr. Vinni M. Hall to Serve on National Committee and Study Group; Series of Regional Institutes Planned Across the State for ELL Practitioners; Department of Public Health Issues Alert on Spread of Skin Infection; School District Annual Financial Profile Report Review Process; Draft Accommodations Policies Released for Public Comment; Invitation to Comment on Rules; 2013 Illinois Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; Applications Available for the 2013 National Youth Science Camp; Deadline Nears for Illinois and National History Teacher of the Year Awards; HealthierUS School Challenge Certified Schools Invited to Apply for Grants; Runners Invited to Participate in Marathon to Raise Funds to Combat Childhood Obesity; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Special Events.

January 22, 2013 -- Fiscal Year 2013 General State Aid Proration and Payments Reminder; PERA Important Announcement Regarding Training for School Board Members; School District Annual Financial Profile Report Review Process; PARCC Draft Accommodations Policies Released for Public Comment; 2013 Illinois Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; Important Announcement Regarding Seasonal Influenza; Applications Available for the 2013 National Youth Science Camp; Second Public Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Available for Review; Deadline Nears for Illinois and National History Teacher of the Year Awards; Schools Can Raise Awareness of Earthquake Hazard With the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut; HealthierUS School Challenge Certified Schools Invited to Apply for Grants; Runners Invited to Participate in Marathon to Raise Funds to Combat Childhood Obesity; Annual Child Nutrition Industry Conference Scheduled for Feb. 8; Madrid Teacher Recruitment Informational Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 8 in Chicago; Updated Early Intervention to Early Childhood Q and A Document Available on ISBE Website; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

January 15, 2013 -- Important Announcement Regarding Seasonal Influenza; Second Public Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Available for Review; Sign Up for Upcoming Regional In-Person Trainings and Webinars; Schools Can Raise Awareness of Earthquake Hazard With the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut; Annual Child Nutrition Industry Conference Scheduled for Feb. 8; Funding Opportunity Available to Take the HealthierUS School Challenge; Important Announcement Regarding Principal and Teacher Evaluation Slots; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2014 Title I Low Income; Final FY 2013 Mandated Categorical Prorations; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; ISBE Invites Comments on FY 2014 School Improvement Grant Application; 0-3 Prevention Initiative – Outcomes Questionnaire Available in IWAS; 0-3 Prevention Initiative – Parent Questionnaire Available in IWAS; Madrid Teacher Recruitment Informational Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 8 in Chicago; Updated Early Intervention to Early Childhood Q and A Document Available on ISBE Website; Notification of Revisions to IDEA Proportionate Share TMC Timelines; Guidance on Qualifications Required of Personnel Conducting Medical Reviews; Illinois Computing Educators Seek Applications From Schools for Tech 2013; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Nominations Sought for Fourth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards; Students Involved With Technology Conference Scheduled for Feb. 23; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

January 7, 2013 -- Important Announcement Regarding Principal and Teacher Evaluation Slots; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2014 Title I Low Income; Final FY 2013 Mandated Categorical Prorations; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; ISBE Invites Comments on FY 2014 School Improvement Grant Application; 0-3 Prevention Initiative – Outcomes Questionnaire Available in IWAS; 0-3 Prevention Initiative – Parent Questionnaire Available in IWAS; Madrid Teacher Recruitment Informational Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 8 in Chicago; Notification of Revisions to IDEA Proportionate Share TMC Timelines; Guidance on Qualifications Required of Personnel Conducting Medical Reviews; Illinois Computing Educators Seek Applications From Schools for Tech 2013; Funding Opportunity Available to Take the HealthierUS School Challenge; School and Campus Security Training Program Course Schedule Available Online; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Invitation to Comment on Rules; PA 97-742: 5 Hours of Instruction on First and Last Day of School (Effective June 30, 2013); Nominations Sought for Fourth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards; Students Involved With Technology Conference Scheduled for Feb. 23; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

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