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March 5, 2008

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2008.95 - Illinois Kids Count Symposium Announcement, March 28, 2008

Dear Educators Serving Children:

This is announcement is being forwarded to you by the Division of English Language Learning.

The Illinois Kids Count Symposium will feature numerous policy experts, advocates and academics who will discuss how public policy has profoundly changed children's lives. Speakers will reflect on the well-being of children over the last 20 years and will look forward to how public policies will impact the lives of the next generation of kids.

Keynote speaker: Mike Lawrence, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University

Plenary speakers will include:

  • Harriet Meyer, president of the Ounce of Prevention Fund
  • Sylvia Puente, director at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame
  • Jesse Ruiz, chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Maria Whelan, president of Action for Children

Symposium agenda:

Plenary I: Looking Back Over the Last 20 Years

  • Health
  • Education
  • Family Economic Security
  • Children and Youth at Risk
  • Urban Communities
  • Children and New American Families

Plenary II: Looking Forward to the Next Generation

Kids Count Symposium

Building Better Lives for Generations of Illinois Children

Friday, March 28, 2008
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (lunch included)

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60604

Register at for this highly informative event before space runs out!

For workshop descriptions and to register for the Symposium, visit
or call 312-456-0600. There is no charge.

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