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For Immediate Release
April 26, 2006

First Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents Announced

The Illinois State Board of Education is sponsoring the state’s first Summit conference for members of Bilingual Parent Advisory Councils and for other parents of students in bilingual programs. The conference is set for Saturday, May 20, 2006 at the Oak Brook Marriott.

Topics at the conference include educational services in bilingual and English as a Second Language; how parents can support their children outside of school; how to communicate and work with school boards.

State Superintendent of Education Randy Dunn will provide the welcome at the conference. Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Jesse Ruiz is also scheduled to participate.

ISBE is reimbursing school districts to send up to five people to the summit. Reimbursement covers registration and lodging for travel over 50 miles.

For more information and registration, please visit the ISBE website at

You may also call for information at (312) 814-3850.

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777