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February

February 2, 2016 -- Applications Available for FY 2016 Migrant Education Program Funding; Opioid Antidote Guidance for Schools; School Health Update: Training Sessions; Vision and Hearing Conservation (Screening) Annual Reports; IPHI Training: Pump Up P.E. for Physical Education Teachers; Child Safety Webinar; Rollout of New I-Star System 2016-17; Important Changes to Dec. 1 Special Education Child Count Reporting; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2017 Title I Low Income; edTPA: A Measure of Teacher Candidates’ Readiness to Teach; Parental Participation in the 5Essentials Survey of Learning Conditions; Reminder: Illinois Meal Service Requirements; Community Eligibility Provision Webinar; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; District Opportunities; School Opportunities; Student Recognition; Educator Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

January

January 26, 2016 -- edTPA: A Measure of Teacher Candidates’ Readiness to Teach; Parental Participation in the 5Essentials Survey of Learning Conditions; Reminder: Illinois Meal Service Requirements; Community Eligibility Provision Webinar; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Important Changes to Dec. 1 Special Education Child Count Reporting; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2017 Title I Low Income; 2015-16 Noncertified Staff Salary Study Survey Now Available; 2015-16 Teacher Salary Study Form Now Available; School District Annual Financial Report Review Process; Nominations Sought for Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards; District Opportunities; School Opportunities; Educator Recognition; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

January 20, 2016 -- Final Extended Window for 5Essentials Survey of Learning Conditions; School District Annual Financial Report Review Process; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2017 Title I Low Income; Final FY 2016 Mandated Categorical Prorations Now Calculated; Final 2014-15 IDEA Room and Board Claim Payment Information; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; Nominations Sought for Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards; Charter Schools Program Grant Request for Proposal Intent to Apply Available; Illinois PTA Offers Free Parent Trainings on Learning Standards Through January; 2016 Illinois Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; Letter Encourages Safe, Non-Discriminatory Learning Environment; District Opportunities; School Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

January 12, 2016 -- Final FY 2016 Mandated Categorical Prorations Now Calculated; Final 2014-15 IDEA Room and Board Claim Payment Information; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; Charter Schools Program Grant Request for Proposal Intent to Apply Available; Illinois PTA Offers Free Parent Trainings on Learning Standards Through January; 2016 Illinois Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; Letter Encourages Safe, Non-Discriminatory Learning Environments; ACCESS 2016 Testing Window Adjustment; 2015-16 Noncertified Staff Salary Study Survey Now Available; 2015-16 Teacher Salary Study Form Now Available; Curriculum Revitalization Project Update; Gifted Education Webinar Set for Jan. 27; 21st Annual Gifted Convention Feb. 7-9; School Health Update; District Opportunities; School Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

January 5, 2016 -- ACCESS 2016 Testing Window Adjustment; 2015-16 Noncertified Staff Salary Study Survey Now Available; 2015-16 Teacher Salary Study Form Now Available; Curriculum Revitalization Project Update; Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education Project Earns National Award; Gifted Education Webinar Set for Jan. 27; 21st Annual Gifted Convention Feb. 7-9; RFP Available for New Educator Equity Program Development Grant; Four Illinois Educators Among Top 50 Finalists for 2016 Global Teacher Prize; Revised Child Health Examination Form – for School Year 2017-18; School Health Update; School Nurses Receive Awards from Professional Association; USDA Foods Show Conference Schedule; Applicants Sought for "Schools of Opportunity" Recognition Program; School Opportunities; Student Resources; Employment Opportunities.

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