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December

December 17, 2012 -- School and Campus Security Training Program Course Schedule Available Online; State Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck Stresses Importance of Receiving a Flu Shot; Illinois Department of Public Health Announcement on Legionella Bacteria; Important Data Deadline Coming Up for School Districts; Important Announcement Regarding Ordering Material for spring 2013 ISAT; Deadline Extended to Jan. 4 for Annual Green Ribbon Schools Award Program; Election Filing Deadline Change to Allow Districts Options on Christmas Eve, NYE; Nominations Sought for the Illinois History Teacher of the Year Award; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Applications Available Online for 2013-14 ILWFS Program; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities.

December 11, 2012 -- Annual Financial Report (AFR) (ISBE Form 50-35) Submission Due Dec. 14; Annual Financial Report (AFR) (ISBE Form 50-35) Submission Due Dec. 14; Deadline Approaching for Annual Green Ribbon Schools Award Program; Election Filing Deadline Change to Allow Districts Options on Christmas Eve, NYE; Rising Star School Continuous Improvement Plan Migration to the IIRC; Nominations Sought for the Illinois History Teacher of the Year Award; Deadline Extended to Dec. 17 for College and Career Success for All Students Program; Funding Opportunity Available to Take the HealthierUS School Challenge; Elk Grove School Wins Fuel Up to Play 60 Contest and Appears in National Commercial; Applications Available Online for 2013-14 ILWFS Program; Illinois Department of Public Health Announcement on Legionella Bacteria; Gov. Quinn Launches Internet Campaign on Pension Crisis; Grade School Students Can Participate in Holiday Cards to Troops Project; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; School Opportunities.

December 3, 2012 -- Deadline Approaching for Annual Green Ribbon Schools Award Program; Rising Star School Continuous Improvement Plan Migration to the IIRC; Election Filing Deadline Change to Allow Districts Options on Christmas Eve, NYE; Funding Opportunity Available to Take the HealthierUS School Challenge; Elk Grove School Wins Fuel Up to Play 60 Contest and Appears in National Commercial; Webinars on Illinois 5Essentials Survey of Learning Conditions Scheduled; SY 2013 Fall Enrollment Data; Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Workshop or Institute Program FY 2013 RFP; Rules Changes for Public Notice Requirements and for Contracting Out Driver’s Education; Gov. Quinn Launches Internet Campaign on Pension Crisis; Grade School Students Can Participate in Holiday Cards to Troops Project; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; School Opportunities.

November

November 26, 2012 -- SY 2013 Fall Enrollment Data; Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Workshop or Institute Program FY 2013 RFP; Grade School Students Can Participate in Holiday Cards to Troops Project; Webinars Scheduled on Upcoming Survey of Learning Conditions; Pearson Creates Online Inventory and Readiness Tool for PARCC States; 2013 ISAT Test Window Modification Request; New Public Acts Pertaining to Pupil Transportation; Updated School Vehicle Use Guidance Document and Summary Chart Available; Student Opportunities; Special Events; Educator Opportunities; School Opportunities.

November 19, 2012 -- Grade School Students Can Participate in Holiday Cards to Troops Project; Webinars on Illinois 5Essentials Survey of Learning Conditions Scheduled; Pearson Creates Online Inventory and Readiness Tool for PARCC States; 2013 ISAT Test Window Modification Request; New Public Acts Pertaining to Pupil Transportation; Updated School Vehicle Use Guidance Document and Summary Chart Available; Second Release of the Draft Next Generation Science Standards to be Released Soon; Feedback Sought on Student Growth Measures as Part of Principal Evaluations; Public Act Adds Requirement for Summer Meal Programs; Induction and Mentoring Conference Scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in Springfield; IEMA, National Weather Service Offer Illinois Winter Weather Preparedness Guide; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Student Opportunities; Special Events; Educator Opportunities; School Opportunities.

November 13, 2012 -- Second Release of the Draft Next Generation Science Standards to be Released Soon; Feedback Sought on Student Growth Measures as Part of Principal Evaluations; Public Act Adds Requirement for Summer Meal Programs; Induction and Mentoring Conference Scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in Springfield; IEMA, National Weather Service Offer Illinois Winter Weather Preparedness Guide; Employment Information System (EIS) – Webpage Open, Webinar Scheduled; Pearson’s Assessment Network Available for 2012-13 Pre-Test Activities; Continuous Improvement Planning Tool on the Illinois Interactive Report Card; Child Nutrition Claims Available in WINS; Green Strides Webinar Series Features Resources From Multiple Agencies; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; Changes for Public Notice Requirements and for Contracting Out Driver’s Education; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Invitation to Comment on Rules; School District Reorganization Oral History Website Launched; Student Opportunities; Special Events; Educator Opportunities; School Opportunities.

November 5, 2012 -- Employment Information System (EIS) – Webpage Open, Webinar Scheduled; Pearson’s Assessment Network Available for 2012-13 Pre-Test Activities; Continuous Improvement Planning Tool on the Illinois Interactive Report Card; Child Nutrition Claims Available in WINS; Green Strides Webinar Series Features Resources From Multiple Agencies; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; Illinois Assistive Technology Guidance Manual Available Online; Free Training Opportunities for Assistive Technology; Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Application Deadline Set for Dec. 3; Changes for Public Notice Requirements and for Contracting Out Driver’s Education; Invitation to Comment on Rules; School District Reorganization Oral History Website Launched; Student Opportunities; Special Events; Educator Opportunities; School Opportunities.

October

October 29, 2012 -- Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; Deadline Coming Up for Teacher and Principal Evaluation Training; Applications Available for Annual Green Ribbon Schools Award Program; Applications Available for Annual Green Ribbon Schools Award Program; Child Nutrition – WINS Claims Instruction Manual Available Online; 2012-13 Immunization/Health Examination Data Collection; 2012-13 Eye Examination Data Collection; 2014 Test Administration Windows; 2013 ACCESS for ELLs Materials Ordering; Illinois Assistive Technology Guidance Manual Available Online; Free Training Opportunities for Assistive Technology; Applicants Sought for the Position of Due Process Hearing Officer; 2012-13 District Technology Plan Template Now Open on IIRC; Reminder to Verify Licensure of School Health Staff; Exclusion of Students Without Health Examination and/or Immunizations; Matching Funds Available for AEDs; Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Application Deadline Set for Dec. 3; Illinois School Breakfast Week and American Education Week Both Kick Off on Nov. 11; INTC Issues Call for Proposals for Annual Induction and Mentoring Conference; Halloween Contact Lenses Pose Possible Health Risk; Applications Available Online for Middle School Drug Prevention Program; Student Opportunities; Special Events; Professional Development; School Opportunities.

October 22, 2012 -- Deadline Coming Up for Teacher and Principal Evaluation Training; Applications Available for Annual Green Ribbon Schools Award Program; Toolkit for Classroom Teachers and Educators Aims to Reduce Incidents of Bullying; International Education Week Scheduled for Nov. 12-16; 2011-12 Annual Claim for Pupil Transportation Reimbursement – Correction Period Open; Child Nutrition – WINS Claims Instruction Manual Available Online; 2012-13 Immunization/Health Examination Data Collection; 2012-13 Eye Examination Data Collection; 2014 Test Administration Windows; 2013 ACCESS for ELLs Materials Ordering; Alternate ACCESS for ELLs; Applicants Sought for the Position of Due Process Hearing Officer; 2012-13 District Technology Plan Template Now Open on IIRC; Reminder to Verify Licensure of School Health Staff; Matching Funds Available for AEDs; Exclusion of Students Without Health Examination and/or Immunizations; Conference for Best Practice in Nonpublic Special Education Programs Coming Up; Illinois School Breakfast Week and American Education Week Both Kick Off on Nov. 11; Promotional Materials on National School Lunch Program Meal Requirements Available; Wellness Webinars Target Administrators, Parents, School Nurses and Nutrition Staff; External Assurance Name Change; LEA Reporting Change; Attorney General Issues Halloween Safety Message About Illinois Sex Offender Registry; INTC Issues Call for Proposals for Annual Induction and Mentoring Conference; Schools, Organizations Can Request Copies of 2011-12 Handbooks of Illinois Government; Halloween Contact Lenses Pose Possible Health Risk; Illinois Educator a Finalist for 2012 National History Teacher of the Year; Applications Available Online for Middle School Drug Prevention Program; Student Opportunities; Special Events; Professional Development; School Opportunities.

October 15, 2012 -- Survey on How Teacher Preparation Programs Can Better Address Needs; External Assurance Name Change; LEA Reporting Change; Webinar on Implementing the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Scheduled for Oct. 17; Alternate ACCESS for ELLs; ACCESS for ELLs Ordering, Schedule and Waiver Applications; Attorney General Issues Halloween Safety Message About Illinois Sex Offender Registry; Toolkit for Classroom Teachers and Educators Aims to Reduce Incidents of Bullying; International Education Week Scheduled for Nov. 12-16; Conference for Best Practice in Nonpublic Special Education Programs Coming Up;Online Inventory and Readiness Tool in Use in Preparation for PARCC Online Assessment;IDEA Grant Nonpublic Proportionate Share Verification Process Set for November 2012; Promotional Materials on National School Lunch Program Meal Requirements Available; Wellness Webinars Target Administrators, Parents, School Nurses and Nutrition Staff; Secretary of Education Promotes School Breakfast; Applications for ISBE Rising Star Capacity Builder Cadre Available Online; Race to the Top-District Grant Competition Update; Memorandum Covers ‘Guidance on Use of FfTPS Videos in Collaborative Settings’; Special Education Summer School State Aid Claim Due Nov. 1, 2012; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; 2013 Regional Safe Schools End of Year Data Reporting Available on IWAS; 2013 Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program Reporting on IWAS; 2012-13 Noncertified Staff Salary Study Survey Open on IWAS; ISBE Accepting Agreements for FY13 School District Reorganization Feasibility Studies; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Schools, Organizations Can Request Copies of 2011-12 Handbooks of Illinois Government; Illinois Educator a Finalist for 2012 National History Teacher of the Year; Student Opportunities; Special Events; Professional Development; School Opportunities.

October 9, 2012 -- Applications for ISBE Rising Star Capacity Builder Cadre Available Online; Race to the Top-District Grant Competition Update; Memorandum Covers ‘Guidance on Use of FfTPS Videos in Collaborative Settings’; Special Education Summer School State Aid Claim Due Nov. 1, 2012; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; Revised Refund Due Notification Procedures; 2013 Regional Safe Schools End of Year Data Reporting Available on IWAS; 2013 Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program Reporting on IWAS; 2012-13 Noncertified Staff Salary Study Survey Open on IWAS; Teacher Service Record (TSR) Retired for Data Collection Improvement; 2012-13 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment and Staff Report Available in IWAS; 2012-13 Teacher Salary Study Form Now Available on IWAS; 2012-2013 Unfilled Positions Survey Now Available in IWAS for Data Entry; 2012 Illinois School Nutrition Association Commodity Conference Set for Oct. 17; Secretary of Education Promotes School Breakfast; Online Inventory and Readiness Tool in Use in Preparation for PARCC Online Assessment; IDEA Grant Nonpublic Proportionate Share Verification Process Set for November 2012; Free Webinars Coming Up and Newsletters Available Online; ‘Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement’ Webinar Oct. 10; Reminder: ISBE Requesting Capital Needs Assessment Survey From Districts by Oct. 15; ISBE Accepting Agreements for FY13 School District Reorganization Feasibility Studies; Criminal History Records Information Checks for Contractors at Schools; Criminal History Records Information Checks for Student Teachers; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; FY 2013 Early Learning Website Request For Proposals Released; ACT State Test Profile Report Deadline Oct. 3; Fiscal Year 2013 School District Library Grant Applications Available; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; FCC Mandate Could Affect Schools’ Two-Way Radios; Student Opportunities; Special Events; Professional Development; School Opportunities.

October 2, 2012 -- Free Common Core Webinars Coming Up and Newsletters Available Online; ‘Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement’ Webinar Oct. 10; Reminder: ISBE Requesting Capital Needs Assessment Survey From Districts by Oct. 15; ISBE Accepting Agreements for FY13 School District Reorganization Feasibility Studies; Criminal History Records Information Checks for Contractors at Schools; Criminal History Records Information Checks for Student Teachers; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; FY 2013 Early Learning Website Request For Proposals Released; ACT State Test Profile Report Deadline Oct. 3; 1% Alternate Assessment and the Common Core; Teacher Service Record (TSR) Retired for Data Collection Improvement; 2012-13 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment and Staff Report Available in IWAS; 2012-13 Teacher Salary Study Form Now Available on IWAS; 2012-2013 Unfilled Positions Survey Now Available in IWAS for Data Entry; 2012 Reduction in Force Survey Now Available on IWAS; FY 13 Pupil Transportation Preliminary Prorations; FY 13 Annual Claim for Pupil Transportation Reimbursement – Correction Period Open; Web-Based Illinois Nutrition System (WINS) – Batch Loading Option; Processing Vouchers Under $5; Invitation to Comment on Rules; 2012 Illinois School Nutrition Association Commodity Conference Set for Oct. 17; Those Who Excel Banquet Sold Out; Fiscal Year 2013 School District Library Grant Applications Available; Educational Materials Available Online to Promote Fire Safety; Student Opportunities; Special Events; Professional Development; School Opportunities.

September

September 25, 2012 -- Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement; 2012 Reduction in Force Survey Now Available on IWAS; FY 13 Pupil Transportation Preliminary Prorations; FY 13 Annual Claim for Pupil Transportation Reimbursement – Correction Period Open;Web-Based Illinois Nutrition System (WINS) – Batch Loading Option; Revised Refund Due Notification Procedures; Processing Vouchers Under $5; Sept. 30, 2012, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Data Due Oct. 5, 2012; Final Obligation Date for ARRA Title I, Title II and Education Jobs – Sept. 30, 2012; 1% Alternate Assessment and the Common Core; Pre-ID Label Process for 2012-13 ISBE-Funded EXPLORE/PLAN Program; Announcements for Grade 11 Testing;Evaluator Training Administrators Academy and Professional Development Information; FY13 School Technology Revolving Loan Applications; Assistive Technology Guidance Manual Available on ISBE Website; Webinar Addresses Nonpublic Proportionate Share Requirements; New Flyer on Changes to the Meal Pattern for School Meals Now Available Online;Illinois Awarded Team Nutrition Training Grant; Join ISBE Staff for Upcoming Talk it Up Tuesday Webinars; Illinois Association of Title I Directors Conference Scheduled for Oct. 16-17; Invitation to Comment on Rules; ISBE Accepting Nominations for U.S. Presidential Scholar Program; Raising Student Achievement Conference Scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in St. Charles; Applications Available for 2012-13 Session of Charter Starter Consulting Program; Those Who Excel Banquet Sold Out.

September 17, 2012 -- Sept. 30, 2012, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Data Due Oct. 5, 2012; Final Obligation Date for ARRA Title I, Title II and Education Jobs – Sept. 30, 2012; Fiscal Year 2013 Supplemental General State Aid Plans Due Oct. 30; Pre-ID Label Process for 2012-13 ISBE-Funded EXPLORE/PLAN Program; Announcements for Grade 11 Testing; Evaluator Training Administrators Academy and Professional Development Information; FY13 School Technology Revolving Loan Applications; AssistiveWebinar Addresses Nonpublic Proportionate Share Requirement; Technology Guidance Manual Available on ISBE Website; Districts Required to Complete Timely and Meaningful Consultation With Private Schools; Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits – School Year 2012 Report Open in IWAS; Illinois Awarded Team Nutrition Training Grant; Join ISBE Staff for Upcoming Talk it Up Tuesday Webinars; 2012-13 Illinois School Breakfast Challenge Kicks Off; Application Process Under Way for School Breakfast Grants; Illinois Association of Title I Directors Conference Scheduled for Oct. 16-17; ISBE Accepting Nominations for U.S. Presidential Scholar Program; Application Deadline Coming Up for 2012-13 U.S. Senate Youth Program/Heart Scholarship; Raising Student Achievement Conference Scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in St. Charles; Applications Available for 2012-13 Session of Charter Starter Consulting Program.

September 10, 2012 -- Fiscal Year 2013 Supplemental General State Aid Plans Due Oct. 30; FY 2013 General State Aid Correction; Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits – School Year 2012 Report Open in IWAS; Reminder: Performance Evaluation Advisory Council Assessment Survey; Capital Needs Assessment Survey; Application Process Under Way for School Breakfast Grants; 2012-13 Illinois School Breakfast Challenge Kicks Off; Districts Required to Complete Timely and Meaningful Consultation With Private Schools; Updated Special Education Eligibility and Entitlement in RtI Framework Documents; CPR Training in Grades 6-8 Added as Option to Safety Education Curriculum; New Law Adds Miniature Horses to the Definition of Service Animal; Public Act Designates Nov. 14 as Diabetes Awareness Day; Illinois Association of Title I Directors Conference Scheduled for Oct. 16-17; Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program Announced; Department of Human Services Plans School Health Days Workshops Across the State; Guidance Issued on Possible Outbreaks of H3N2 Variant Influenza Virus.

September 4, 2012 -- FY 2013 General State Aid Correction; 2012 Race to the Top-District Grant Competition Update; Deadline Extended to Accommodate Corrections for Cohort Graduation Rate; Illinois Association of Title I Directors Conference Scheduled for Oct. 16-17; Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program Announced; Updated Special Education Eligibility and Entitlement in RtI Framework Documents; CPR Training in Grades 6-8 Added as Option to Safety Education Curriculum; New Law Adds Miniature Horses to the Definition of Service Animal; Public Act Designates Nov. 14 as Diabetes Awareness Day; Webinar on School Improvement Grant Process to Highlight East St. Louis Success; Capital Needs Assessment Survey; Two New Requirements for FY12 Annual Financial Report (AFR); The FY2011-12 School District /Joint Agreement Annual Audit; Operation Teen Safe Driving Program Applications Available; Department of Human Services Plans School Health Days Workshops Across the State; Registration Now Under Way for Response to Intervention Trainings; Guidance Issued on Possible Outbreaks of H3N2 Variant Influenza Virus.

August

August 27, 2012 -- Two New Requirements for FY12 Annual Financial Report (AFR); The FY2011-12 School District /Joint Agreement Annual Audit; Reminders on Annual Statement of Affairs, Certificate of Tax Levy and More; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Operation Teen Safe Driving Program Applications Available; Illinois Students Bring Home Awards From 2012 National Leadership Conference; ISBE Announces the 2012 Illinois Preserve America History Teacher of the Year, PARCC Releases Assessment Prototypes in English/Language Arts and Mathematics, Administration of the Ninth and 10th Grade EXPLORE/PLAN – Fall 2012; 2012 Race to the Top-District Grant Competition Application Finalized; ISBE Stresses Collaboration on Performance Evaluation Reform Act Implementation; Interrupted School Days/Heat; Eighth Annual Transition Conference Scheduled for Oct. 24-26 in St. Charles; Shared Learning Collaborative Camp Set for Sept. 8-9 in Chicago; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Applications Available for Conservation Achievement Scholarship Program; Registration Now Under Way for Response to Intervention Trainings; Registration Extended for Illinois Response to Intervention Network Statewide Conference; School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.

August 21, 2012 -- PARCC Releases Assessment Prototypes in English/Language Arts and Mathematics; 2012 State Assessment Score Reports Delivery Schedule; Administration of the Ninth and 10th Grade EXPLORE/PLAN – Fall 2012; 2012 Race to the Top-District Grant Competition Application Finalized; ISBE Stresses Collaboration on Performance Evaluation Reform Act Implementation; Interrupted School Days/Heat; FY 2013 General State Aid Finalized; Eighth Annual Transition Conference Scheduled for Oct. 24-26 in St. Charles; Shared Learning Collaborative Camp Set for Sept. 8-9 in Chicago; Planning Calendar and Data Road Map Updated for the New School Year; ‘Health and the Transition to Adulthood: Building the Foundation for Success; Webinar on School Improvement Grant Process to Highlight East St. Louis Success'; Webinar on School Improvement Grant Process to Highlight East St. Louis Success; Updated Student Registration and Enrollment Guidance Document Now Available Online; Reminders on Annual Statement of Affairs, Certificate of Tax Levy and More; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; School Safety Conference Set for Sept. 14 in Hoffman Estates; Nominations Sought for Annual State Contest to Honor Outstanding School Board President; Midwest Dairy Council Encourages Schools to Fuel Up to Play 60; IDNR Shares Information on Connecting Youth to the Outdoors Grant Program; Spanish-Language Activity Books Available; Applications Available for Conservation Achievement Scholarship Program; Registration Extended for Illinois Response to Intervention Network Statewide Conference; Students Bring Home Awards From SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference; School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.

August 14, 2012 -- FY 2013 General State Aid Finalized; Webinar on School Improvement Grant Process to Highlight East St. Louis Success; Bilingual and ESL Leadership Institutes and the FY13 Bilingual Program Directors’ Meeting; Updated Student Registration and Enrollment Guidance Document Now Available Online; Waiver Request Regarding Adequate Yearly Progress Targets Approved; Planning Calendar and Data Road Map Updated for the New School Year; 2012 Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) Final Results Posted Aug. 1, 2012; School Safety Conference Set for Sept. 14 in Hoffman Estates; Survey Under Way on Auditory and Visual Accommodations for Evaluator Training; 2011-12 Teacher Service Record – Spring Data Collection Reminder; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Nominations Sought for Annual State Contest to Honor Outstanding School Board President; Midwest Dairy Council Encourages Schools to Fuel Up to Play 60; Illinois Council for Exceptional Children Starts Registration for Fall Conference; Conference Offers Opportunity to Learn Skills Students Need for Apprentice Programs; IDNR Shares Information on Connecting Youth to the Outdoors Grant Program; Students Bring Home Awards From SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

August 6, 2012 -- Waiver Request Regarding Adequate Yearly Progress Targets Approved; 2012 Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) Final Results Posted Aug. 1, 2012; Survey Under Way on Auditory and Visual Accommodations for Evaluator Training; 2011-12 Teacher Service Record – Spring Data Collection Reminder; Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; State Performance Plan Indicator 13: Data Verification Process; ISBE Receives State Education Agency Determination Letter on IDEA; Project SET Launches Site to Help Youth With Disabilities Transition Beyond High School; Web Conference to Help Put Illinois Enhanced P.E. Strategic Plan Into Motion; Grant Readers Sought for 21st Century Community Learning Center Program; Registration Begins Soon for Cyber Foundations High School Competition; Illinois Council for Exceptional Children Starts Registration for Fall Conference; Conference Offers Opportunity to Learn Skills Students Need for Apprentice Programs; ‘A Workshop for RN’s Working in the Schools’ Scheduled for Aug. 7-8.

July

July 30, 2012 -- Requirements Regarding School Treasurer Bonds; Deadline for FY12 Maintenance Grant Expenditure Report Form is July 31;State Performance Plan Indicator 13: Data Verification Process; ISBE Receives State Education Agency Determination Letter on IDEA; Web Conference to Help Put Illinois Enhanced P.E. Strategic Plan Into Motion; Grant Readers Sought for 21st Century Community Learning Center Program; FY 2013 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant; ‘Children of U.S. Military Personnel’ System Created in IWAS for Reporting Required Data; Registration Begins Soon for Cyber Foundations High School Competition; Applications Now Available Online for 2012-13 U.S. Senate Youth Program/Heart Scholarship; ‘A Workshop for RN’s Working in the Schools’ Scheduled for Aug. 7-8; Tdap Vaccination Reminder Posters Available for Download Online.

July 24, 2012 -- Illinois State Board of Education Seeks Waiver Regarding AYP Targets; FY 2013 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant; ‘Children of U.S. Military Personnel’ System Created in IWAS for Reporting Required Data; PA 97-742: 5 Hours of Instruction on First and Last Day of School (Effective June 30, 2013); Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Pilot Program in School Year 2012-13; Updated Allocations for the Preschool for All 3-5 and Prevention Initiative 0-3 Grants; Deadline for FY12 Maintenance Grant Expenditure Report Form is July 31; IAASE Electronic Membership and Conference Registration Now Available; Applications Now Available Online for 2012-13 U.S. Senate Youth Program/Heart Scholarship; Tdap Vaccination Reminder Posters Available for Download Online;Registration Reminder: Illinois Response to Intervention Network Statewide Conference; Green Ribbon Schools Program Features Green Strides Webinar Series.

July 18, 2012 -- PA 97-742: 5 Hours of Instruction on First and Last Day of School (Effective June 30, 2013); Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Pilot Program in School Year 2012-13; Updated Allocations for the Preschool for All 3-5 and Prevention Initiative 0-3 Grants; Deadline for FY12 Maintenance Grant Expenditure Report Form is July 31; IAASE Electronic Membership and Conference Registration Now Available; Superintendents Asked to Complete Short Survey for Illinois’ NCLB Waiver Application; Registration Reminder: Illinois Response to Intervention Network Statewide Conference; Green Ribbon Schools Program Features Green Strides Webinar Series.

July 9, 2012 -- Grade 11 PSAE Preliminary Results for the 2011-12 School Year Available; PARCC Seeks Feedback on Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics; Superintendents Asked to Complete Short Survey for Illinois’ NCLB Waiver Application; Fiscal Year 2013 School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Available Online; Registration Under Way for ENTICE Educator Workshops.

July 2, 2012 -- PARCC Seeks Feedback on Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics; Smarter Balanced and PARCC Issue Guidance for New Instructional Technology Purchases; Fiscal Year 2013 School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Available Online; Reminder: New HealthierUS School Challenge Criteria Goes Into Effect July 1; June 30, 2012, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Data Due July 5, 2012; Presentation on Developing Required Summary of Performance Available Online; Registration Under Way for Annual Special Education Directors’ Conference; Deadline to Apply for 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund Competition is July 27; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Registration Under Way for ENTICE Educator Workshops.

June

June 26, 2012 -- Public Comment Sought on Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics and ELA/Literacy; Reminder: New HealthierUS School Challenge Criteria Goes Into Effect July 1; June 30, 2012, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Data Due July 5, 2012; FY 12 Reduction of Driver Education Reimbursement; Webinar on FY 2012 Federal Grant Year-End Expenditure Report Changes; UPDATE: Funding Available for 2011-12 State Excess Cost Claims; 2011-12 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; Regional Safe Schools Program Application Deadline Coming Up; Presentation on Developing Required Summary of Performance Available Online; School Nurse Consultant Joins ISBE Staff; Registration Under Way for Annual Special Education Directors’ Conference; Deadline to Apply for 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund Competition is July 27; Invitation to Comment on Rules; High School Principals in Illinois Asked to Complete Online Education Survey; Migrant Education Program Application Available Online; Illinois Alliance for Arts Education to Hold Conference in Chicago on July 20; Community Transformation Grants – Small Communities Program; Lending Locations Added for Field Trip Packs for Early Childhood Educators; Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge Deadline is June 30.

June 19, 2012 -- Public Comment Sought on Model Content Frameworks for ELA/Literacy; FY 12 Reduction of Driver Education Reimbursement; Webinar on FY 2012 Federal Grant Year-End Expenditure Report Changes; UPDATE: Funding Available for 2011-12 State Excess Cost Claims; Fiscal Year 2013 Title I and IIA Projected Allocations; 2011-12 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; Migrant Education Program Application Available Online; Bilingual Program Directors and Educators Serving ELLs Encouraged to Attend Institutes; School Nurse Consultant Joins ISBE Staff; Registration Under Way for Annual Special Education Directors’ Conference; Summer Regional Common Core Conferences Scheduled in June; Peer Reviewers Sought for FY 2013 21st CCLC Program Grant Competition; Peer Reviewers Sought for FY 2013 21st CCLC Program Grant Competition; Community Transformation Grants – Small Communities Program; Lending Locations Added for Field Trip Packs for Early Childhood Educators; Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge Deadline is June 30.

June 11, 2012 -- Summer Regional Common Core Conferences Scheduled in June; Peer Reviewers Sought for FY 2013 21st CCLC Program Grant Competition; Illinois Center for School Improvement Bidder’s Webinar Scheduled for June 11; Reviewer Request for the Illinois Center for School Improvement; Webinar on FY 2012 Federal Grant Year-End Expenditure Report Changes; UPDATE: Funding Available for 2011-12 State Excess Cost Claims; Fiscal Year 2013 Title I and IIA Projected Allocations; 2011-12 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; Registration Under Way for Annual Special Education Directors’ Conference; Bilingual Program Directors and Educators Serving ELLs Encouraged to Attend Institutes; 2011-12 ISAT and IAA Preliminary Results Posted; Illinois Alternate Assessment Scale Score Changes for 2012; Notice of Completed Rulemaking.

June 4, 2012 -- 2011-12 ISAT and IAA Preliminary Results Posted; Illinois Alternate Assessment Scale Score Changes for 2012; Illinois Center for School Improvement Bidder’s Webinar Scheduled for June 11; Reviewer Request for the Illinois Center for School Improvement; Smarter Balanced and PARCC Issue Guidance for New Instructional Technology Purchases; New USDA Meal Pattern and Menu Planning Workshop – New Locations and Dates Added; 2011-2012 Eye Examination Data Collection – Deadline Reminder; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Award Recognized Excellence in Science Education for Students With Disabilities.

May

May 29, 2012 -- Deadline for Final FY 12 State and Federal Grant Amendments and End Date Extensions; 2012 Annual School Bus Driver Instructor Trainings Scheduled; 2011-12 Regular Term FACTS Final Transmission and Claim Deadlines; Insufficient Funds to Reimburse 2011-12 State Excess Cost Claims; New USDA Meal Pattern and Menu Planning Workshop – New Locations and Dates Added; Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Now Available Online; 2011-2012 Eye Examination Data Collection – Deadline Reminder; 2011-2012 Dental Examination Data Collection; Fiscal Year 2013 School Technology Revolving Loan Applications Online; Grant-Funded Free Learning Ally Memberships Still Available; McNellis Compression Planning Institute for Educational Leadership Coming Up; Illinois Snapshots of Early Literacy Re-Norming; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Variety of Resources Include Tip Sheets in Multiple Languages; Award Recognized Excellence in Science Education for Students With Disabilities.

May 21, 2012 -- 2012 Annual School Bus Driver Instructor Trainings Scheduled; 2011-12 Regular Term FACTS Final Transmission and Claim Deadlines; Insufficient Funds to Reimburse 2011-12 State Excess Cost Claims; Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Now Available Online; 2013 Assessment Schedule; 2011-2012 Dental Examination Data Collection; New Tornado Preparedness for Illinois Schools Training Video Available Online; Guidance on Criminal History Records Information Checks for School Personnel; Illinois Response to Intervention Network to Hold Statewide Conference Sept. 24-25; Fiscal Year 2013 School Technology Revolving Loan Applications Online; Grant-Funded Free Learning Ally Memberships Still Available; McNellis Compression Planning Institute for Educational Leadership Coming Up; Illinois Snapshots of Early Literacy Re-Norming; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Variety of Resources Include Tip Sheets in Multiple Languages; College Planning Program Helps Guide Eighth-Graders to Higher Education; Webinar to Address Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teenagers; Illinois Wind for Schools Plans Free Educator Workshop on June 14; Survey Gathering Views of Those Over 50 on Aging, Community Involvement and Economy.

May 14, 2012 -- New Tornado Preparedness for Illinois Schools Training Video Available Online; Guidance on Criminal History Records Information Checks for School Personnel;Illinois Response to Intervention Network to Hold Statewide Conference Sept. 24-25; 2013 Assessment Schedule; ISBE-Funded EXPLORE/PLAN Program; 2011-12 End of Year Report Open in IWAS; Smarter Balanced and PARCC Issue Guidance for New Instructional Technology Purchases; Deadline for Final FY 12 State and Federal Grant Amendments and End Date Extensions; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally-Funded Salary for Summer Activities; First Choice Procurement Training Scheduled for June 5-7 in Springfield; Illinois Wind for Schools Plans Free Educator Workshop on June 14; St. Louis Cardinals Teaming Up With Others to Host Teen Driver Safety Night; Survey Gathering Views of Those Over 50 on Aging, Community Involvement and Economy; Assistant Principal in Palatine Receives National Recognition.

May 7, 2012 -- 2011-12 End of Year Report Open in IWAS; Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits – School Year 2012 Report; Smarter Balanced and PARCC Issue Guidance for New Instructional Technology Purchases; Deadline for Final FY 12 State and Federal Grant Amendments and End Date Extensions; June 2012 Regular Transportation Payment Recalculated; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally-Funded Salary for Summer Activities; First Choice Procurement Training Scheduled for June 5-7 in Springfield; ‘Transforming Educator Evaluations in Illinois’ Webinar to Be Held on May 9; ISBE-Funded EXPLORE/PLAN Program; ISBE Announces NCLB Technical Assistance Workshops; Illinois Response to Intervention Network Seeking External RtI Coaches; Districts Sought to Participate in Illinois LRE Data Cohort; 2010-11 District Special Education Profiles Available for District Administrative Review; Secretary Writes Letter on Meeting the Needs of Military-Connected School Children; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Reservation Request Forms Available for Field Trips to the Capital City; St. Louis Cardinals Teaming Up With Others to Host Teen Driver Safety Night; Assistant Principal in Palatine Receives National Recognition.

April

April 30, 2012 -- June 2012 Regular Transportation Payment Recalculated; Filing Period for 2011-2012 Final Public School Calendars Begins May 1 on IWAS; ‘Transforming Educator Evaluations in Illinois’ Webinar to Be Held on May 9; Grant Readers Request for Illinois FY 2013 School Improvement Grants; ISBE-Funded EXPLORE/PLAN Program; ISBE Announces NCLB Technical Assistance Workshops; Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits – School Year 2012 Report; Illinois Response to Intervention Network Seeking External RtI Coaches; Districts Sought to Participate in Illinois LRE Data Cohort; 2010-11 District Special Education Profiles Available for District Administrative Review; Student Advisory Council Applications Now Available Online; Public Act Revises Illinois School Code to Address Radon Testing and Reporting; Individuals Sought to Serve on the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education; Secretary Writes Letter on Meeting the Needs of Military-Connected School Children; ‘Strong Fathers, Strong Families, Strong Schools’ Scheduled for June 2 in Chicago; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Reservation Request Forms Available for Field Trips to the Capital City; National Conference on School Diversity Scheduled for May 17.

April 23, 2012 -- Filing Period for 2011-2012 Final Public School Calendars Begins May 1 on IWAS; Student Advisory Council Applications Now Available Online; Public Act Revises Illinois School Code to Address Radon Testing and Reporting; Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Expense Per Pupil/Per Capita Tuition Charge Available; Individuals Sought to Serve on the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education; Announcements Made Regarding Investing in Innovation (i3) Grants; ‘Strong Fathers, Strong Families, Strong Schools’ Scheduled for May 5 in Chicago; Agencies Team Up to Re-Launch Site Aimed at Preventing Bullying ; Webinar to Address Cultivating Fathers’ Involvement in Their Children’s Education; Grant Readers Request for Illinois FY 2013 School Improvement Grants; Parent Surveys Shipped for Supplemental Educational Services Eligible Schools; Important Update on the AP Test Fee Program; IAASE Plans Administrator Academy for Friday, May 11, in Collinsville; ISBE Announces New USDA Meal Pattern and Menu Planning Workshop Dates; Scholastic Offers Materials and Webcast From 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates; Latino Art Beat Offers Art Contest for Illinois High School Students; National Conference on School Diversity Scheduled for May 17; Students From Across the State to Showcase Technology at the Illinois State Capitol.

April 16, 2012 -- Announcements Made Regarding Investing in Innovation (i3) Grants; Agencies Team Up to Re-Launch Site Aimed at Preventing Bullying; Parent Surveys Shipped for Supplemental Educational Services Eligible Schools; FY 2013 School Improvement Grant 1003g Request for Proposal Bidders’ Conference; Register for Upcoming Family Engagement Webinars; Important Update on the AP Test Fee Program; IAASE Plans Administrator Academy for Friday, May 11, in Collinsville; Save the Date: Piecing It All Together Conference Scheduled for April 27; 1 Percent Exception Application Reminder; Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Expense Per Pupil/Per Capita Tuition Charge Available; 2011-12 High School Students Taking Community College Courses System Open; ISBE Announces New USDA Meal Pattern and Menu Planning Workshop Dates; School Wellness and Recognition Conference Set for May 3 in Springfield; Reminder: No Waivers Required for School Holidays; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Latino Art Beat Offers Art Contest for Illinois High School Students; Illinois Risk Watch New Community Training Scheduled for May 22 in Dixon; Students From Across the State to Showcase Technology at the Illinois State Capitol.

April 9, 2012 -- Webinar on Performance Evaluation Training Scheduled for April 11; Register for Upcoming Family Engagement Webinars; 2011-12 High School Students Taking Community College Courses System Open; 2011-12 Teacher Service Record – Spring Data Collection Period; Illinois Breakfast Summits to Be Held in Tinley Park and Springfield; Webinar on National School Lunch School Year 2012-13 Paid Lunch Equity Requirement; Reminder: No Waivers Required for School Holidays; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Maintenance Grant Program Application Deadline is May 1; Now Available: School Board Member Training Provider Application; Save the Date: Piecing It All Together Conference Scheduled for April 27; ‘Residential Treatment for Youth With Mental Health Needs” Guide Available; 1 Percent Exception Application Reminder; Illinois Risk Watch New Community Training Scheduled for May 22 in Dixon; Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education Workshops.

April 2, 2012 -- Teacher Evaluator Survey Deadline is Tuesday, April 3; Performance Evaluation Growth Through Learning Training Program Under Way; Maintenance Grant Program Application Deadline is May 1; Now Available: School Board Member Training Provider Application; 2011-12 Teacher Service Record – Spring Data Collection Period; Save the Date: Piecing It All Together Conference Scheduled for April 27; Illinois School Health Center Annual Conference Scheduled for May 8-9; ‘Residential Treatment for Youth With Mental Health Needs” Guide Available; 1 Percent Exception Application Reminder; Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Set for May 9; Impact of Grade 11 Definition and the Receipt of a Regular High School Diploma; Webinar on National School Lunch School Year 2012-13 Paid Lunch Equity Requirement; USDA Releases Proposed Rules on Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program; Continuation Application for the Preschool for All 3-5 Grants Now Available on IWAS; Continuation Application for Prevention Initiative (0-3) Grant Available on IWAS; Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education Workshops.

March

March 26, 2012 -- March 31, 2012, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Data Due April 5, 2012; Employer TRS Contribution on Federally-Funded Salary; Impact of Grade 11 Definition and the Receipt of a Regular High School Diploma; Performance Evaluation Growth Through Learning Training Program Under Way;USDA Releases Proposed Rules on Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program; School Wellness and Recognition Conference Set for May 3 in Springfield; Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Set for May 9; Opportunity to Comment on Waiver Sought From U.S. Department of Education; Update on the Early Childhood Construction Grant Program; Continuation Application for the Preschool for All 3-5 Grants Now Available on IWAS; Continuation Application for Prevention Initiative (0-3) Grant Available on IWAS; 2011-12 Preschool for All Program Record Now Available on IWAS; 2012 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report Available on IWAS; Illinois RtI Network Request for Applications; Registration Open for RtI Professional Development Trainings; Registration Open for RtI Professional Development Trainings; Program Provides Overseas Training Opportunity for Educators to Teach Chinese; Smithsonian Offers Shout Environmental Exploration Program.

March 20, 2012 -- Performance Evaluation Growth Through Learning Training Program Under Way; March 31, 2012, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Data Due April 5, 2012; Employer TRS Contribution on Federally-Funded Salary; Opportunity to Comment on Waiver Sought From U.S. Department of Education; 2011-12 Preschool for All Program Record Now Available on IWAS; 2012 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report Available on IWAS; Illinois RtI Network Request for Applications; Update on the Early Childhood Construction Grant Program; School Wellness and Recognition Conference Set for May 3 in Springfield; Action for Healthy Kids Announces Details for Grant Opportunities; Webinar on Developing the SIG 1003(g) Needs Assessment Set for March 22; Important Announcement Made Regarding Fiscal Year 2012 Final Title I Allocations; Parent Survey for Supplemental Educational Services Eligible Schools; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Board Member Speed Networking Event Scheduled for April 11; Program Provides Overseas Training Opportunity for Educators to Teach Chinese; Smithsonian Offers Shout Environmental Exploration Program.

March 12, 2012 -- Important Announcement Made Regarding Fiscal Year 2012 Final Title I Allocations; Parent Survey for Supplemental Educational Services Eligible Schools; Overview of SIG 1003(g) Intervention Models and Grant Requirements; Information on the Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program RFP; State Board Seeks Public Comment on FFY 2012 Draft IDEA Part B Application; Action for Healthy Kids Announces Details for Grant Opportunities; SY2012-2013 Meal Pattern Question and Answer Webinar Scheduled for March 21; First Choice: A Procurement Training for School Food Service Training Announced; Community Eligibility Option Webinar for New Applicants Scheduled for March 27; PARCC Releases Invitation to Negotiate to Engage Educators; Taskforce Asks Superintendents to Complete Survey on Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs; FY 13 Educational Surrogate Parent Program Training and Recruitment RFP Released; Routing Practices Survey Under Way for School District Transportation Directors; Registration Open for RtI Professional Development Trainings; 2011-12 Prevention Initiative – Parent Evaluation is Available on IWAS; Maintenance Grant Program Applications Available on IWAS; Survey Under Way for Principals and Teachers on ISAT Testing; Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program Seeks Eligible Seventh-Graders.

March 5, 2012 -- Overview of SIG 1003(g) Intervention Models and Grant Requirements; PARCC Releases Invitation to Negotiate to Engage Educators; Taskforce Asks Superintendents to Complete Survey on Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs; Information on the Speech Language Paraprofessional Approval Phase Out; FY 13 Educational Surrogate Parent Program Training and Recruitment RFP Released;State Board Seeks Public Comment on FFY 2012 Draft IDEA Part B Application; Routing Practices Survey Under Way for School District Transportation Directors; Registration Open for RtI Professional Development Trainings; 2011-12 Prevention Initiative – Parent Evaluation is Available on IWAS; SY2012-2013 Meal Pattern Question and Answer Webinar Scheduled for March 21; First Choice: A Procurement Training for School Food Service Training Announced; Community Eligibility Option Webinar for New Applicants Scheduled for March 27; Maintenance Grant Program Applications Available on IWAS; IMSA to Hold Session on Assessing the Common Core Standards and Practices; Attention: 2011-12 Civil Rights Data Collection Under Way; Simplified Pre-Application Process for Annual i3 Competition Kicks Off; Translated ISAT Directions for 2012 Available Online; Survey Under Way for Principals and Teachers on ISAT Testing; Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program Seeks Eligible Seventh-Graders.

February

February 27, 2012 -- Maintenance Grant Program Applications Available Soon; Phase 3 Webinar Available Online; Statement of Intent Due by Feb. 29; IMSA to Hold Session on Assessing the Common Core Standards and Practices; Attention: 2011-12 Civil Rights Data Collection Under Way; Simplified Pre-Application Process for Annual i3 Competition Kicks Off; Translated ISAT Directions for 2012 Available Online; Survey Under Way for Principals and Teachers on ISAT Testing; Information on the Speech Language Paraprofessional Approval Phase Out; Driver Education Endorsement Requirements for New Instructors; Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program Seeks Eligible Seventh-Graders; Applications Sought for the 2012 International BioGENEius Challenge; FAFSA Completion Initiative Available to High Schools and Districts in Illinois; Arts & Education Exchange Can Help Connect Educators With Arts Providers.

February 21, 2012 -- Frequently Asked Questions Posted Online for Race to the Top Phase 3 Participating LEAs; National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern Overview Webinar; Survey Under Way for Principals and Teachers on ISAT Testing; PSAE Pre-ID Deadline: Feb. 24, 2012; Driver Education Endorsement Requirements for New Instructors; FAFSA Completion Initiative Available to High Schools and Districts in Illinois;Arts & Education Exchange Can Help Connect Educators With Arts Providers; PARCC Releases Invitation to Negotiate to Engage Educators; Notice of Completed Rulemaking;Applications Sought for the 2012 International BioGENEius Challenge; Fifth-Graders Can Participate in 2012 Bicycling Poster Contest;Register for the Microsoft Bliink 2012 Illinois Web Design Competition; National World War II Museum Organizes Student Essay Contests; Applications for 2012 National Youth Science Camp Available.

February 15, 2012 -- Online Now: Statement of Intent to Participate in the State’s Race to the Top Phase 3 Plan; Feb. 21 Webinar to Cover the Illinois Shared Learning Environment for LEAs; NCLB Waiver Documents Online for Public Comment and Review; PSAE Pre-ID Deadline: Feb. 24, 2012; PARCC Releases Invitation to Negotiate to Engage Educators; ISBE Announces Family Engagement Webinar Topics for February and March; Read More About the Redesigned Illinois School Report Card on the ISBE Website; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Results of Survey Released by Illinois State Board of Education Contractor; Scaling Up Pathways to Results 2012 Conference Scheduled for Feb. 24; Fifth-Graders Can Participate in 2012 Bicycling Poster Contest; Register for the Microsoft Bliink 2012 Illinois Web Design Competition; National World War II Museum Organizes Student Essay Contests; Applications for 2012 National Youth Science Camp Available; Summer Food Service Program Helps Fill the Nutritional Gap for Children.

February 6, 2012 -- Webinar on District Participation in Race to the Top 3 Set for Feb. 7; Webinar on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test Set for Feb. 16; PSAE Day 2 Orders and Enrollment Confirmation Due Feb. 10, 2012; ISBE Announces Family Engagement Webinar Topics for February and March; Response to Intervention Trainer Application Available Online; Read More About the Redesigned Illinois School Report Card on the ISBE Website; Webcast Scheduled to Help With Application Process; State Board of Education Adopts Model Principal Evaluation Form; RFSP for Coordination of Interventions in Low-Performing School Districts Posted; Reminder: FY 12 General State Aid Proration and June 20 Payment; Summer Food Service Program Helps Fill the Nutritional Gap for Children; Resources Available on USDA Nutrition Standards for School Year 2012-2013; Applications for Migrant Supplemental Education Services Funding Available; Nomination Packets Available for Annual ISBE Awards Program; Invitation to Comment on Rules: Part 51 (Dismissal of Tenured Teachers under Article 24 and Dismissal of Tenured Teachers and Principals under Article 34 of the School Code), Part 226 (Special Education); Part 575 (School Technology Program). Part 30 (Programs for the Preparation of Principals in Illinois); Scaling Up Pathways to Results 2012 Conference Scheduled for Feb. 24; Applications for 2012 National Youth Science Camp Available; K-12 Students Eligible to Enter Annual Illinois Youth Digital Safety Contest.

January

January 30, 2012 -- State Board of Education Adopts Model Principal Evaluation Form; Series of Meetings on Illinois’ ESEA Flexibility Waiver Request Starts Jan. 31; First of Family Engagement Webinar Series Available Online; RFSP for Coordination of Interventions in Low-Performing School Districts Posted; Reminder: FY 12 General State Aid Proration and June 20 Payment; Fiscal Year 2012 Supplemental ARRA Education Jobs Funds Final Allocations; Applications for Migrant Supplemental Education Services Funding Available; Nomination Packets Available for Annual ISBE Awards Program; Upcoming Dates and Deadlines for the 2012 PSAE; Upcoming Training Modules/Q&As for the 2012 IAA; Call for Teachers to Help with ACCESS Development; Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 9 to Launch Illinois Pathways; Applications Sought for New Award Program; Resources Available on USDA Nutrition Standards for School Year 2012-2013; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Application Webinar Coming Up; Regional Safe Schools Program (RSSP) Student Reporting on IWAS; K-12 Students Eligible to Enter Annual Illinois Youth Digital Safety Contest; Details Added on English Language Arts Common Core Standards Work Sessions; Seventh Annual Induction and Mentoring Conference Scheduled for Feb. 22-23; INCS 2012 Charter Design Institute Set for Feb. 10-11.

January 23, 2012 -- Fiscal Year 2012 Supplemental ARRA Education Jobs Funds Final Allocations; Upcoming Dates and Deadlines for the 2012 PSAE; Upcoming Training Modules/Q&As for the 2012 IAA; PSAE Testing: Clarification Concerning Testing of Part-time Students; Call for Teachers to Help with ACCESS Development; Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 9 to Launch Illinois Pathways; Applications Sought for New Award Program; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Application Webinar Coming Up; Governor to Sign Bill on Redesigned IL School Report Card Into Law; Regional Safe Schools Program (RSSP) Student Reporting on IWAS; School District Annual Financial Report Review Process; ISBE Introduces a Family Engagement Webinar Series; Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; Details Added on English Language Arts Common Core Standards Work Sessions; IAASE Winter Conference Scheduled for Jan. 26-27; Save the Date: Children’s Mental Health Conference Scheduled for April 27; ISBE’s State Virtual School Offers Flexible Enrollment Terms; Seventh Annual Induction and Mentoring Conference Scheduled for Feb. 22-23; The Stock Market Game Program for Grades 4-12 Teachers and Their Students; Grades 1-8 Can Participate in Economics Poster Contest; Nominations Sought for 2012 Agriscience and Life Sciences Awards; Invitation to participate in the EPA’s Flag Program; Lincoln Museum in Springfield Offers Free School Field Trips in February; INCS 2012 Charter Design Institute Set for Feb. 10-11.

January 17, 2012 -- School District Annual Financial Report Review Process; PSAE Testing: Clarification Concerning Testing of Part-time Students; ISBE Introduces a Family Engagement Webinar Series; 2012 Energy Code Training Opportunities; Information on the Dangers of Synthetic Drugs Issued; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2013 Title I Low Income; SY 2012 Fall Enrollment Data; Teacher of the Year Available for Speaking Engagements; IAASE Winter Conference Scheduled for Jan. 26-27; Save the Date: Children’s Mental Health Conference Scheduled for April 27; ISBE’s State Virtual School Offers Flexible Enrollment Terms; Teachers Can Apply for Field Trip Funding and Earth Day in the Parks; The Stock Market Game Program for Grades 4-12 Teachers and Their Students; Grades 1-8 Can Participate in Economics Poster Contest; Teacher Exchange Program Offers Chance to Work in Spain; National Endowment for the Humanities Seeks Applicants for Summer Workshop; Nominations Sought for 2012 Agriscience and Life Sciences Awards; Invitation to participate in the EPA’s Flag Program; National Environmental Education Foundation Presents Award Program; Lincoln Museum in Springfield Offers Free School Field Trips in February.

January 9, 2012 -- Work Sessions on English Language Arts Common Core Standards Coming Up; 2012 Energy Code Training Opportunities; Information on the Dangers of Synthetic Drugs Issued; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2013 Title I Low Income; Final FY 2012 Mandated Categorical Prorations; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; SY 2012 Fall Enrollment Data; Manuals for the 2012 ISAT Administration Available OnlineThe manuals for the 2012 ISAT administration; PSAE Manuals, Pre-Test Instructions Now Available on the ISBE Website; PARCC Newsletter Includes Valuable Information on the Common Core; Save the Date: Illinois Pathways Initiative Update Set for Feb. 9 in Bloomington; Free Learning Ally Membership Opportunity; Student Submissions Sought for Picture of Health Calendar; Teachers Can Apply for Field Trip Funding and Earth Day in the Parks; Free Financial Literacy Conference Scheduled for Jan. 20 in Chicago; Teacher Exchange Program Offers Chance to Work in Spain; National Endowment for the Humanities Seeks Applicants for Summer Workshop; Econ Illinois Offers Contests for High School Students; National Environmental Education Foundation Presents Award Program; Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color Offers Grant Opportunities.

January 3, 2012 -- Final FY 2012 Mandated Categorical Prorations; Federal Interest Income – Quarterly Reminder; Dec. 31, 2011, ARRA Data Due Jan. 5, 2012; Manuals for the 2012 ISAT Administration Available Online; PSAE Manuals, Pre-Test Instructions Now Available on the ISBE Website;PARCC Newsletter Includes Valuable Information on the Common Core; Save the Date: Illinois Pathways Initiative Update Set for Feb. 9 in Bloomington; Illinois Innovative Talent Project Grant Announcement;Free Learning Ally Membership Opportunity; ACCESS for ELLs 2012 Announcements; Annual Financial Report Deadline Passes; Student Submissions Sought for Picture of Health Calendar; Summer Breakfast and/or Lunch Program Mandate; Nominations Sought for History Teacher of the Year Awards; Free Financial Literacy Conference Scheduled for January 20th in Chicago; Econ Illinois Offers Contests for High School Students; Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color Offers Grant Opportunities;

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