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December

December 19, 2007 -- Illinois Textbook Loan Program; Important Information Regarding Certification and Regionally Accredited Institutions of Higher Learning; Meningitis Prevention Update; FY08 Charter School RFP Released; SB 140-PA 95-0338 Student’s with instruction permits and cell phone use; Green Cleaning Schools Act; Summer Food Service Reminder; Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Application due January 15; Make and Keep These New Year’s Resolutions; 10 Top Common Citations on Administrative Reviews; 2008 Freida J. Riley Teacher; 17th Annual Early Literacy and Illinois Reading Recovery Conference; Entries now being accepted for ‘Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest; Illinois high school seniors sought for National Youth Science Camp honors.

December 11, 2007 -- FY08 Charter School RFP Released; SB 140-PA 95-0338 Student’s with instruction permits and cell phone use; Green Cleaning Schools Act; 2007-2008 Non-Certified Staff Salary Study; 10 Top Common Citations on Administrative Reviews; Champions for Healthy Kids grant applications; Summer Mandate; Go for the Bronze, Silver or Gold - HealthierUS School Challenge; Missing Children Records Act — Important Update; 2007 Illinois Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Released; Governor’s Green Youth Award; 17th Annual Early Literacy and Illinois Reading Recovery Conference; Illinois high school seniors sought for National Youth Science Camp honors.

December 5, 2007 -- Assessment Ordering Window to Close; 2007-2008 Non-Certified Staff Salary Study; Missing Children Records Act—Important Update for You to Note; 2007 Illinois Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Released; TECH 2008; Summer Mandate (Nutrition); Go for the Bronze, Silver or Gold - HealthierUS School Challenge; Governor’s Green Youth Award; NHTSA Announces Proposed Rules on Seat Belts in School Buses; Jane Addams Day –December 10; Minerals Education Awards; Third Annual Illinois Work Zone Safety Calendar Contest.

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November

November 28, 2007 -- TECH 2008; NHTSA Announces Proposed Rules on Seat Belts in School Buses; November 30 – due date to submit application for Dairy Council’s 2007 Breakfast Award; Jane Addams Day – December 10; Minerals Education Awards; National Excellence in Urban Education Award; 2008 United States Young Aviation Artist Contest; Third Annual Illinois Work Zone Safety Calendar Contest.

November 20, 2007 -- Invitation to Comment on Rules; School Food Service Forum Wrap-up; November 30, Due Date to submit application for Dairy Council’s 2007 Breakfast Award; $3,500 School Breakfast Start-Up Grants Available. Apply Online Today!; Driver Education Enrollment Guidance; Privacy Guidance; Preventing the spread of MRSA; Highly Qualified Bilingual Teachers, Special Education Teachers and Teachers in Small Rural Schools; Short Term Tax Anticipation Program for Cook County; National Excellence in Urban Education Award; 2008 United States Young Aviation Artist Contest; Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship; Third Annual Illinois Work Zone Safety Calendar Contest.

November 14, 2007 -- Short Term Tax Anticipation Program for Cook County; Del Rey Tortilleria, Inc., announces recall of its flour tortilla products; Emergency Management Satellite Seminar/Webcast, November 16; School Breakfast BECAUSE; $3,500 School Breakfast Start-Up Grants Available. Apply Online Today!; Healthy Cuisine for Kids Seminar in Chicago: March 11-14, 2008, Registration Deadline is February 1, 2008; Privacy Guidance; Preventing the spread of MRSA; Driver Education Enrollment Guidance; Highly Qualified Bilingual Teachers, Special Education Teachers and Teachers in Small Rural Schools; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Technology Integration Plan Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Contest; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; ICEE Mini-Grants; Virtual Economics 3.0 – a Tool for ALL Teachers; School Board Member Day; Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship.

November 7, 2007 -- Technology Integration Plan; Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Contest; New Web-Based Health/Life Safety (H/L S) Processing System; Less Red Tape; Driver Education Enrollment Guidance; Statewide Survey Reveals Priority Areas for Supporting Local Wellness Policy Initiatives in Illinois Schools; Emergency Management Satellite Seminar/Webcast, November 16; Reprocessed Commodity Taste Tests Approaching; NCLB F08 Title I Comparability analysis; NCLB FY08 Monitoring Instrument; Guidance for schools on Staph infections; ICEE Mini-Grants; Virtual Economics 3.0 – a Tool for ALL Teachers; School District Library Grant Program; Try-it! Illinois database trial; School Board Member Day; Meeting The Challenge XVIII.

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October

October 31, 2007 -- New Web-Based Health/Life Safety (H/L S) Processing System; Driver Education Enrollment Guidance; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; 2008 Illinois Textbook Loan Program; Special education summer claims due November 1; Proposed Medicaid Rule Impacts School Transportation; Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program; Statewide Survey Reveals Priority Areas for Supporting Local Wellness Policy Initiatives in Illinois Schools; Emergency Management Satellite Seminar/Webcast, November 16; State Goal on Wellness Policy Adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education; NCLB F08 Title I Comparability analysis; NCLB FY08 Monitoring Instrument; Guidance for schools on Staph infections; School District Library Grant Program; Try-it! Illinois database trial; Meeting The Challenge XVIII.

October 23, 2007 -- 36 districts that have been removed from improvement status; 184 schools that have been removed from improvement status; 2008 Illinois Textbook Loan Program; Physical Education Exemption Report; FY 08 ADA Safety and Education Block Grant Calculations; Special education summer claims due November 1; Proposed Medicaid Rule Impacts School Transportation; HB 1910-PA 95-0152 Interrupted Day for Individual School Building; Moment of Silence – SB 1463/ P.A. 95-0680; Public Act 95-0128 – Expansion of Whistleblower Act; Public Act 95-0352; CDC Launches Health Education Web Tool for Schools!; FY07 Reading Improvement Block Grant Performance Report; Illinois Youth Survey Informational Meeting Scheduled; Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program; State Goal on Wellness Policy Adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education; Summer Mandate; 2007 Statewide Transition Conference; School Health Days: Hot Issues in School Health; Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies.

October 22, 2007 (Special Message) -- Illinois Department of Public Health Guidance for Schools Student Athletes and Community-Associated Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections

October 15, 2007 -- Moment of Silence – SB 1463; Public Act 95-0128 – Expansion of Whistleblower Act; Public Act 95-0352; Charter School Informational Workshops Scheduled; PA 95-0349 Bullying Prevention Education; Physical Education Exemption Report; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; Adopted budgets due by October 30; 2007-2008 Health & Immunization Data Collection; HB 1910-PA 95-0152 Interrupted Day for Individual School Building; FY07 Reading Improvement Block Grant Performance Report; 2007 Illinois State-Wide K-16 Service- Learning Conference; FY07 NCLB Performance Report; Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program; Bridging the Gap in School Meal Service Procurement; Shortcuts to Successful Health and Fitness Fairs; Summer Mandate; Timely & Meaningful Consultation with Private Schools; 2005-2006 District Special Education Profiles Now Available for District Administrative Review; Indicator 14: Post School Outcomes Survey; 2007 Statewide Transition Conference; School Health Days: Hot Issues in School Health; Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies; Illinois’ 2007 Blue Ribbon Schools.

October 10, 2007 -- Charter School Informational Workshops Scheduled; PA 95-0349 Bullying Prevention Education; Physical Education Exemption Report; Regional Superintendent’s Summary Report on Recognition for 2007-2008 now available; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; 2007-2008 Health & Immunization Data Collection; Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment and Staff Report Now Available Through IWAS; Important School: Transportation Issues 2006-07 Annual Claim for Pupil Transportation Reimbursement – Correction Period Open; New School Bus Transportation Laws; Reporting Accidents – School Bus; Fee Changes – School Bus Driver Background Check; School Vehicle Use Guidance Document; Eating on a School Bus; Update on General Assembly & Legislation; PA95-0241 Third Party Contractual Services; FY07 NCLB Performance Report; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Bridging the Gap in School Meal Service Procurement; Space is still available for HACCP/School Food Safety Plan workshop; Timely & Meaningful Consultation with Private Schools; 2005-2006 District Special Education Profiles Now Available for District Administrative Review; Indicator 14: Post School Outcomes Survey; 2007 Statewide Transition Conference; School Health Days: Hot Issues in School Health; Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies; FY 08 Heartsaver AED Grant Applications.

October 1, 2007 -- Adopted budgets due by October 30; Teacher Salary Study Form for 2007-08 Now Available Through IWAS; Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment and Staff Report Now Available Through IWAS; Final FY 08 Allocations Available for NCLB Consolidated Application; Supplemental General State Aid Expenditure Plans due October 30; Regional Superintendent’s Summary Report on Recognition for 2007-2008 now available; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) (New “FALL WINDOW is open” from September 4, 2007 – December 31, 2007); Funding Available for Advanced (Retake) Candidates; School Districts May Now Implement New Principal Mentoring Program; PA95-0241 Third Party Contractual Services; FY07 NCLB Performance Report; Announcement of School Food Service Forum; Illinois Awarded Team Nutrition Training Grant; NCLB F08 Title I Comparability analysis; NCLB FY08 Monitoring Instrument; Presentation from Superintendents’ Conference now available online; Developing Excellence and Ethics Success in School, Work and Beyond; School Safety & Crisis Prevention Seminar; Illinois Arts Council invites Illinois High Schools to participate in 2008 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest; Third Annual Illinois Work Zone Safety Calendar Contest; Prudential Spirit of Community Awards; FY 08 Heartsaver AED Grant Applications.

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September

September 28, 2007 (Special Message) You can go to http://www.isbe.net/funding/html/gsa.htm to see an estimate of what your district’s November GSA payment would be should lawmakers not approve a BIMP. Again, this is only estimated at this time, but we hope this will assist you in planning purposes.

September 24, 2007 -- Teacher Salary Study Form for 2007-08 Now Available Through IWAS; State Student Information System; Illinois Refugee and Immigrant Conference – Oct. 22 – 23; Final FY 08 Allocations Available for NCLB Consolidated Application; Supplemental General State Aid Expenditure Plans due October 30; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS); Funding Available for Advanced (Retake) Candidates; School Districts May Now Implement New Principal Mentoring Program; Timely & Meaningful Consultation with Private Schools; FY07 NCLB Performance Report; Safe Schools Activities for FY08; Announcement of School Food Service Forum; Nutrition Education That Works: An Integrated Approach (An online course by the Illinois NET Program for PreK-5 Educators); State School Breakfast Program Start-up Grant: Funds are Available - $3,500 per Eligible School; The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Offers Free School Food Allergy Program; Illinois Awarded Team Nutrition Training Grant; NCLB F08 Title I Comparability analysis; NCLB FY08 Monitoring Instrument; Upgrading Minimum Browser Requirements; Thomas Lay Burroughs Award Nominations; State Board Recognition Program; Presentation from Superintendents’ Conference now available online; School Safety & Crisis Prevention Seminar; Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching – Golden Apple Central Illinois; ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award; Illinois Arts Council invites Illinois High Schools to participate in 2008 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.

September 18, 2007 -- 2007 Report Cards Are Now Available on IWAS; Update: Fall Data Collections; Illinois Refugee and Immigrant Conference – Oct. 22 – 23; Upgrading Minimum Browser Requirements; FY 2008 Special Education Extraordinary Calculations; ISBE Guidance: Residency, Immigrant Pupils, Homeless Pupils and Student Fees & Waivers; School Districts May Now Implement New Principal Mentoring Program; School Districts May Now Implement New Principal Mentoring Program; Safe Schools Activities for FY08; School Food Safety Plan, Process Approach to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles Workshop – October 30; State School Breakfast Program Start-up Grant: Funds are Available - $3,500 per Eligible School; Vote for School Lunch Campaign Begins – Celebrates National School Lunch Week; The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Offers Free School Food Allergy Program; Effective and Promising Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs for Latino Youth; Thomas Lay Burroughs Award Nominations; State Board Recognition Program; ‘Read for the Record’ – Sept. 20, 2007; Henry B. Betts Award; ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award; 2007 Homeless Education Poster Contest; National & State apparel contest winner.

September 11, 2007 -- 2007 Report Cards Are Now Available on IWAS; Update: Fall Data Collections; Health Examinations (Public Act 95-0422); Upgrading Minimum Browser Requirements; New School Bus Transportation Laws; FY 2008 Special Education Extraordinary Calculations; Application for Recognition of Schools; September 15 Requirement for Districts to File the Not-Highly Qualified Teacher Report with Regional Superintendent; ISBE Guidance: Residency, Immigrant Pupils, Homeless Pupils and Student Fees & Waivers; Kindergarten Day – Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007; Renewing Administrative Certificates; ‘Grow Your Own’ Teachers (GYO) Project; FY07 NCLB Performance Report; Safe Schools Activities for FY08; Use of Student Biometric Information; School Food Safety Plan, Process Approach to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles Workshop – October 30; State School Breakfast Program Start-up Grant: Funds are Available - $3,500 per Eligible School; Got Milk? Get A Cooler!; Effective and Promising Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs for Latino Youth; Timely & Meaningful Consultation with Private Schools; ‘Read for the Record’ – Sept. 20, 2007; 2007 Homeless Education Poster Contest; 46th Annual United States Senate Youth Program.

September 4, 2007 -- Health Examinations (Public Act 95-0422); Upgrading Minimum Browser Requirements; Driver Education and Truancy - Implementation of PA 94-916; Interrupted School Days/Heat; New School Bus Transportation Laws; Application for Recognition of Schools; September 15 Requirement for Districts to File the Not-Highly Qualified Teacher Report with Regional Superintendent; Section 9-18 of the School Code repealed; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules employment contract is subject to FOIA disclosure; 2007 Assessment Score data now available online through SIS; New Principal Mentoring Program; Renewing Administrative Certificates; FY07 NCLB Performance Report; Safe Schools Activities for FY08; Use of Student Biometric Information; School Food Safety Plan, Process Approach to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles Workshop – October 30; Childhood Hunger Relief Act Amended; 10 Year Survey and amendments, Annual Inspection and ROE Annual Reporting; Timely & Meaningful Consultation with Private Schools; ‘Read for the Record’ – Sept. 20, 2007; Thirtieth Annual Superintendents’ Conference; Cosmetic Contact Lenses – Information & Safety Tips; 46th Annual United States Senate Youth Program.

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August

August 28, 2007 -- Driver Education and Truancy - Implementation of PA 94-916; Interrupted School Days/Heat; September 15 Requirement for Districts to File the Not-Highly Qualified Teacher Report with Regional Superintendent; ISBE Guidance: Residency, Immigrant Pupils, Homeless Pupils and Student Fees & Waivers; Section 9-18 of the School Code repealed; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules employment contract is subject to FOIA disclosure; NCLB McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grant Award Announcement; 2007 Assessment Score data now available online through SIS; New Principal Mentoring Program; Illinois Textbook Relocation Program; School-based Child Nutrition Administrative Training & Handbook; Childhood Hunger Relief Act Amended; Shortcuts to Successful Health and Fitness Fairs; School Treasurer Bonds; 10 Year Survey and amendments, Annual Inspection and ROE Annual Reporting; Timely & Meaningful Consultation with Private Schools; ‘Read for the Record’ – Sept. 20, 2007; Thirtieth Annual Superintendents’ Conference; Cosmetic Contact Lenses – Information & Safety Tips.

August 23, 2007 -- ISBE Guidance: Residency, Immigrant Pupils, Homeless Pupils and Student Fees & Waivers; Continuing application for Technology Immersion Pilot Project; Illinois Youth Survey Conference Call Training – August 27, 2007; Illinois Textbook Relocation Program; Interrupted School Days/Heat; School-based Child Nutrition Administrative Training & Handbook; Usage of Tort Immunity Fund; School Treasurer Bonds; 10 Year Survey and amendments, Annual Inspection and ROE Annual Reporting; ISAT and IMAGE Grades 3-8 Testing Dates Set for 2009 and 2010; LEA Determinations; Best Buy Teach Award Program to Recognize Schools for Creative Uses of Technology; U.S. Potato Board offers grant to promote healthy school nutrition environments; 30th Annual Superintendents’ Conference.

August 13, 2007 -- ISBE Guidance: Residency, Immigrant Pupils, Homeless Pupils and Student Fees & Waivers; Continuing application for Technology Immersion Pilot Project; Illinois Youth Survey Conference Call Training – August 27, 2007; Interrupted School Days/Heat; Usage of Tort Immunity Fund; School Treasurer Bonds; 10 Year Survey and amendments, Annual Inspection and ROE Annual Reporting; ISAT and IMAGE Grades 3-8 Testing Dates Set for 2009 and 2010; LEA Determinations; School Social Work Manual; 30th Annual Superintendents’ Conference.

August 6, 2007 -- Assessment Corrections – Calendar of Events – 2007; AYP Appeals process; New Principal Mentoring Program; Illinois Youth Survey Conference Call Training – August 27, 2007; Expect Mailing to School Food Authorities and Individual School Sites this Month; School Treasurer Bonds; 10 Year Survey and amendments, Annual Inspection and ROE Annual Reporting; Clarification on age-related guidelines for provision of FAPE; ‘Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports’.

August 1, 2007 -- Assessment Corrections – Calendar of Events – 2007; Continuing application for Class Size Reduction Pilot Program; New Principal Mentoring Program; Illinois Youth Survey Conference Call Training – August 27, 2007; School Vehicle Use Guidance; Recent Improvements in Commodities Help Schools Serve Up the Dietary Guidelines to Students; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; 10 Year Survey and amendments, Annual Inspection and ROE Annual Reporting; 2007 Sustainable University Symposium.

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July

July 25, 2007 -- AYP Appeals process; Continuing application for Class Size Reduction Pilot Program; Child Nutrition Commodity/Salvage Disbursements; History of Child Nutrition Programs; Illinois Schools Can; Deadline for filing the final amended School District Budget with ISBE (school districts only).

July 16, 2007 -- AYP Appeals process; FY08 Learn and Serve America continuing applications now available; FY08 Learn and Serve America continuing applications now available; New Sponsors and New Staff are encouraged to register for ‘Basic Training Workshops’; Useful Nutrition websites; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Deadline for filing the final amended School District Budget with ISBE (school districts only); NASA Explorer Schools.

July 9, 2007 -- Fall Criminal History Record Information Symposium – Sept. 19; Spend Two Hours Online to Get Two CPDU Credits this summer; National Food Service Management Institute’s Resource Guide; Update: Special Education Directors’ Conference 2007 – Focus on Best Practice; Superintendents’ Conference Registration is now open.

July 2, 2007 -- Illinois educators attend USDE Summit; Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships grant program; Migrant Education Program Funding Available; Driver Education and Truancy - Implementation of PA 94-916; Illinois School Bus Drivers & DOT Medical Cards; Fall Criminal History Record Information Symposium – Sept. 19; Update: Special Education Directors’ Conference 2007 – Focus on Best Practice; Superintendents’ Conference Registration is now open.

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June

June 25, 2007 -- Lowered flags to honor fallen Illinois soldier; New Principal Mentoring Program reminder; Administrator Certificate Renewal & Employment; Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships grant program; Reminder: 2006-07 General State Aid Claims Due; Enhance Your Local Wellness Policy By Joining Team Nutrition; Orientation to Child Nutrition Management Seminars Offered; Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools course now available online; Lightning Safety Awareness Week in the state of Illinois is June 24-30, 2007; IDEA Determination; Update: Special Education Directors’ Conference 2007 – Focus on Best Practice; Superintendents’ Conference Registration is now open.

June 18, 2007 -- Informational meetings on Choice and SES; Training on new state recommended IEP forms; Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program; Special Education Directors’ Conference 2007 – Focus on Best Practice; Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week 2007.

June 11, 2007 -- 2007 testing update; Assessment Corrections - Calendar of Events – 2007 Testing; Informational meetings on Choice and SES; Special Education reimbursement for behavior analyst services; Reading Improvement Block Grant Update; Bilingual Early Childhood Certification Assistance Program; 2006-07 Final Public School Calendars; FY 2007 Transition Assistance; Illinois Sex Offender Registry has a new mapping function; Looking for Spanish Child Nutrition Outreach and Nutrition Education Materials?; Training on new state recommended IEP forms; Special Education Directors’ Conference 2007 – Focus on Best Practice; Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week 2007; Space Shuttle Atlantis Flight Director from Illinois.

June 4, 2007 -- Lowered flags to honor Illinois’ fallen; Informational meetings on Choice and SES; Tool to Access Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education programs; Free school employee wellness program guide available online; Reminder: Grant Payment Schedule/Outstanding Obligations; Be Food Safe Toolkit Available; New Color Me Healthy Workshop; Join Team Nutrition Today!; Invitation to Comment on Rules; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms now available online; Training on new state recommended IEP forms; Special Education Directors’ Conference 2007 – Focus on Best Practice.

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May

May 22, 2007 -- FY08 Reading Improvement Block Grant Applications; Nutrition Training Available During Summer Months; Nominations accepted for ‘Golden Carrot Awards’; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Effectiveness of Rulemaking; Assessment correction process for 2007; Assessment Corrections - Calendar of Events – 2007 Testing; Golden Apple announces free summer seminars for Illinois teachers; National School-Based Mentoring Conference – June 13-14,2007; Northwestern University’s Safe Campus Conference – July 9-11, 2007; State Student Advisory Council seeks members.

May 15, 2007 -- Assessment correction process for 2007; Assessment Corrections - Calendar of Events – 2007 Testing; FY 2008 Employer Contributions to TRS – Federal Grants; Summer Food Service Program; Training Workshops; Expect School Year 2007–08 Household Eligibility Application Online in May; New Principal Mentoring Program reminder; NASBE HIV/AIDS Policy Brief; FY 2007 Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools; 2nd Annual High School Challenge Conference set for June 14 & 15, 2007; Samsung’s Hope for Education 2007 program; Nominations now being accepted for 2007 Freida J. Riley Teacher Award; State Student Advisory Council seeks members.

May 8, 2007 -- FY08 Consolidated Application to Serve English Language Learners (ELLS); Clarification of Core Functions of Administrative Districts Acting as Fiscal Agents for Joint Applications or Cooperatives/Joint Agreements; FY 2007 State and Federal grant amendments and project extension requests; Developing a Food Safety Program; Offering Recess before Lunch Research; Invitation to participate in National Essential Skills Study online; 2006-2007 Dental Data Collection; Illinois Middle Schools invited to celebrate Illinois Arts Week 2007; Illinois Agricultural Education/FFA School Officials’ Workshop and Luncheon June 14; State Student Advisory Council seeks members.

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April

April 30, 2007 -- Reporting of the Bilingual Education 2007 Annual Student Report (ASR); Early Childhood Block Grant applications available; Grant opportunities for Regional Offices of Education; Illinois School Purchasing Network; 2006-07 Final Public School Calendars; 2007 – 2008 School Meals Calendar Posted; Subscribe to Illinois Schools Can! E-Newsletter (Nutrition); 2007 Applications for 1% Cap Exceptions – application reminder; Doctor of Education Degree Program in School Executive Leadership; Scholarship opportunity from the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; National public comment on campus and school safety.

April 23, 2007 -- McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program FY08 RFP released; Regional Safe Schools Program continuation application; Changes in Special Education division; Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) Program – Seventh Annual Safe School Symposium; Update on FBI Background Checks: Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act of 2006.

April 17, 2007 -- ISBE, Arts Council team up to strengthen arts and foreign language programs; Advanced Placement Grants News; McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program FY08 RFP released; RFP for Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program (TAOEP) Professional Development; Announcing the ‘2007 Refugee and Immigrant Conference’; Meeting the Special Needs of Children Satellite Seminar April 25 (Nutrition); Classroom Breakfast Funds Available; 2006-07 Final Public School Calendars; 2nd Annual High School Challenge Conference set for June 14 & 15, 2007; Online professional development available for math teachers.

April 9, 2007 -- Technology planning process; Reporting of the 2007 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report; (Nutrition) Successful Special Events Begin with Early Planning – Plan Now for Fiscal Year 2008 Observances; (Nutrition) Week of the Young Child Approaching – April 22-28; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Teacher Orientation Workshop offered at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; Online professional development available for math teachers; (Teacher Resources) Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust.

April 2, 2007 -- Teacher Service Record; 2nd Annual Illinois Statewide Bilingual Parent Summit set for April 14; Summer Bridges program training; Illinois e-Plans; Barriers to Implementing Breakfast Survey Results – Funding Identified as Biggest Need; School Nutrition Association’s Awards and Scholarships; 13th Annual Character Education Conference set for July 19-20, 2007; Illinois History Teacher of the Year--Applications are due Monday, April 9.

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March

March 26, 2007 -- RFPs for Mathematics and Science Partnerships; Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) Program – Seventh Annual Safe School Symposium; Nutrition Programs Newsletters Posted Online; Seamless Summer Option Applications Online; IDOT’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Grant applications due; Bilingual Transition to Teaching Program accepting applications; National WWII Museum’s art contest deadline is March 30; Volunteers needed for Human Trafficking Awareness Outreach Day on May 5.

March 20, 2007 -- Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) Program; Doctor of Education Degree Program in School Executive Leadership; 3-A-Day-of-Dairy Nutrition Education Grant Due April 6; Find the Evidence Theme for Illinois Dietetic Association’s Spring Assembly; First 100 Volunteers Receive Half-Price Registration for School Nutrition Association’s Conference – July 15–18, 2007; FY08 NCLB: Training for grant coordinators; Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) Program – Seventh Annual Safe School Symposium; Indirect Cost, Cost Allocation Plans and Retirement Guidance.

March 13, 2007 -- Lowered flags honor Illinois’ fallen (Staff Sgt. Paul M. Latourney); State Board seeks public comment on FY 2007 IDEA Part B application; Revised Memorandum for Part C to Part B Transition; Invitation to Comment on Rules (Parts 1, 25, 475, 485); ‘Pi Across America’; Support to children of military personnel; FY08 NCLB: Training for grant coordinators; Early Dismissal, Delayed Starts and School Closings.

March 6, 2007 -- Identification of Students with Disabilities in Illinois – By the Numbers; 2007 Applications for 1% Cap Exceptions – application reminder; Notice of Completed Rulemaking (Part 60 & 70); ‘Differentiation and Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids'; Horace Mann – Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Program application deadline approaching; Safer Schools Seminar; Educator opportunities at National Museum of Mexican Art; Two Illinois students win national volunteer awards – Eight other students are recognized; ESL/Bilingual/Dual Language Job Fair; Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetables – Unused Funds; Reading First Given “Effective” Rating by OMB; Eighth Annual National School Change Awards; FY08 NCLB: Training for grant coordinators; FRIS Inquiry Enhancement.

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February

February 27, 2007 -- Announcement of SEL and Mental Health Support Grants; Lowered flags honor Illinois’ fallen (Army Sgt. Pedro J. Colon and Army Pfc. Ryan C. Garbs); AYP Appeals Process; ISBE Student Information System (SIS) 2007 Assessment Correction Process Conference Calls; Illinois ASPIRE – South and Central Regions announce 2007-2008 School Demonstration Site RFPs; Severe Weather Preparedness; “Gifted Left Behind”; 2nd Annual Illinois Statewide Bilingual Parent Summit set for April 14; Nutrition Programs Announces 2007 Training Schedule; Eighth Annual National School Change Awards.

February 14, 2007 -- Notice of Completed Rulemaking—Part 227 (Gifted Education), Part 232 (Summer Bridges Program) and Part 270 (Advanced Placement); Illinois School Purchasing Network (ISPN); FY07 Title 1 Adjustments Applied to FY08 Allocations; Make the Choice: Tobacco or Health?; Free Fitness Education Program for 3rd and 4th Graders—Ready, Set, FIT!.

February 5, 2007 -- Printed 2006 ISAT Reports; Verification and approval of financial reports due February 15; Clarification of reporting requirements for Indicator 11 on Illinois State Performance Plan; Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) now available; Illinois 2006-2007 Teacher of the Year available for speaking; 2007-2008 Those Who Excel nominations now available; Third Grade Cabbage Plant Program; Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship for Academically Talented 7th Graders; Lexile Conference; Storage of Commodities over summer break; Department of Defense fresh fruit and vegetables; Don’t Delay! Last Chance to Register for Illinois Schools Can! Regional Workshops.

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January

January 29, 2007 -- Criminal Background Check Symposium; New census estimates affecting FY 08 Title I released for 2004 income years; Coming soon…revised FY 2007 Final Title I allocations, adjustments; Multidistrict Application for NCLB; Training schedule set for new data reporting codes for Early Childhood Special Education; School District Annual Financial Report (ISBE Form 50-35) Verification Process – upcoming email broadcast; Migrant Education Summer Program; Check Your Diversions to Processors; Action for Healthy Kids Campaign for School Wellness New Field Reports; CTE educator scholarships available; Illinois 2006-2007 Teacher of the Year available for speaking; Residential summer institute for teachers at Cal State Polytech; Illinois Department of Natural Resources launches Wild Illinois History web site; ISBE 2006 Annual Report.

January 22, 2007 -- Lowered flags honor Illinois’ fallen; 2006-2007 Dental Data Collection; January 31 deadline to demonstrate highly qualified status for Federal report; American Stars of Teaching award nominations open; Administrator Academy Courses to be offered at the Illinois Technology Conference for Educators (IL-TCE); Administrator Academy Courses to be offered at the Illinois Technology Conference for Educators (IL-TCE); Illinois Fatherhood Initiative Essay Contest – What My Father Means to Me; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum launches young Abe look-a-like contest; Illinois Amber Alert Poster Contest; Scholarships to study in Taiwan; Illinois High School Seniors sought For National Youth Science Camp Honors; Summer Food Service Program; Advanced Placement Course Audit update; New assessment tool for Cultural Appropriateness and Inclusiveness of Instruction; ISBE 2006 Annual Report.

January 16, 2007 -- Lowered flags honor Illinois’ fallen; 21st Century Community Learning Centers Technical Assistance Conferences; Non-Certified Staff Salary Study Worksheet; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Daily physical education requirement; TSR/NCLB Data Correction Procedure; National Science Chemistry Lab Safety Guide available online; Illinois Department of Public Health Resource for Healthier Schools; Department of Energy Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (ACTS) Program; Illinois Standards Initiative; Early Childhood Block Grant RFP for 0 to 3 released; School Incident Reporting System; Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators Conference; Health and Safety Workshop for Art Educators; U.S. Department of Education announces cities for Fourth Annual Best Practices Summer Workshops; Job Shadow Day; American Stars of Teaching award nominations open; Illinois Amber Alert Poster Contest; Scholarships to study in Taiwan; Illinois High School Seniors sought For National Youth Science Camp Honors; 29th Annual Illinois High School State Dance Festival; Local Wellness Policy Workshops Announce New Grant Opportunity for Illinois Schools.

January 8, 2007 -- Evaluation of Principals; Assessing English Language Learners (ELLs): A Collaborative Invitation for Educators; Grant for chemistry teachers in rural high schools announced; President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities announces grant opportunity; Fall Veto Session; Register weather radios; 21st Century Community Learning Centers Request for Proposals; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Teacher Workshop Series; The “Men in Schools Volunteer Day” Program.

January 4, 2007 -- Flags at State of Illinois buildings continue to fly at half staff; Estimated best three months average daily attendance IWAS application; 2004 CPPRT and DHS Poverty Counts for FY 2008 GSA Available; Final FY 2007 Mandated Categorical Prorations; Invitation to Comment on Rules (Part 1 Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision); Notice of completed rulemaking (Part 235 Early Childhood Block Grant); Verification Summary Report due January 18, 2007; School Wellness Policy Task Force Statewide Nutrition Standards Report released; Illinois School Nutrition Association’s 57th Annual Conference Announced—School Nutrition Steps Up to the Plate; Nutrition Education That Works: An Integrated Approach.

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