Be counted! Complete the U.S. Census Before September 30, 2020 at My2020Census.gov!

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We Love Illinois Schools

We are the Illinois State Board of Education, and we love Illinois schools.

We are inspired by the passionate and innovative people who have dedicated their lives to Illinois students. Join us as we celebrate extraordinary educators and connect schools with great ideas. We look forward to sharing resources and opportunities to support the efforts of teachers, administrators, students, and families.

Episode 2: CTE During COVID-19

Career and Technical Education courses are now more important than ever. They prepare students for high-wage jobs in the post-pandemic economy, and bolster local businesses by supplying the necessary skilled workers.

But how do you have a hands-on CTE class when you can’t have in-person instruction?

In today’s podcast, we’re going to take you to Township High School District 214, where every student has some sort of workplace experience outside of the classroom. Superintendent David Schuler says his district has found ways to both keep those experiences going, and make a meaningful contribution to the battle against COVID-19.

Episode 1: Make Illinois Count

On National Census Day, we're featuring an in-depth interview with Anita Banerji, who leads the organization Forefront's 2020 Census efforts for Illinois. We also drag a teenager away from his video game to fill out the census survey in real time.