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November

November 29, 2016 -- Competency-Based High School Graduation Requirements Pilot Informative Webinar Nov. 30; Draft of ESSA State Plan #2 Released; ESSA Round Three of Statewide Listening Tour; Charter Schools Program Quality School Options Grant; Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative Webinars in December: Bandwidth for Your Budget; Illinois Report Card MyIRC Train the Trainer Events; Notice of Emergency Rule; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Local School Wellness Policy Resources Available for Schools; ISBE Purchases Software for NSLP Sponsors; Sign Up by Dec. 1; School Recognition; Student Recognition; District Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

November 22, 2016 -- Competency-Based High School Graduation Requirements Pilot Informative Webinar Nov. 30; Draft of ESSA State Plan #2 Released; Round Three of Statewide Listening Tour; Notice of Emergency Rule; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Local School Wellness Policy Resources Available for Schools; ISBE Purchases Software for NSLP Sponsors; Sign Up by Dec. 1; Summary of New Rules: Physical Fitness Assessment, Data Collection, & Reporting; 5Essentials Learning Survey is now open; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Administrator Recognition; Student Recognition; School Health Staff Recognition; Classroom Resources; District Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

November 15, 2016 --Center for Performance- 5Essentials Learning Survey Opens Nov. 16; Illinois Report Card - Supplemental Report Card Data Available on ISBE Webpage; Illinois Arts Education Week - Entries sought for Annual Poster Contest due Dec. 6; ESSA: Round Three of Statewide Listening Tour; Nutrition and Wellness: Nov. 16 Webinar: Group Purchasing Organizations, Agents, Third-Party Entities and Buy American;Summary of New Rules: Physical Fitness Assessment, Data Collection, & Reporting; Nominations Sought From Districts for Training Course Opportunity;Sign Up for Webinar on ‘State ESSA Plan to Support Student Health and Wellness’ 16-17 Immunization/Health Exam and Eye Exam Data Collection; Final EIS Deadline for Employment/Position Data Approaching; GATA: FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; Grantee Status Report; Upcoming ISBE Dates and Deadlines;  Student Recognition; School Health Staff Recognition; Classroom Resources ; District Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Rebate Program; Employment Opportunities.

November 7, 2016 --Illinois Report Card - Supplemental Report Card Data Available on ISBE Webpage; Illinois Arts Education Week - Entries sought for Annual Poster Contest due Dec. 6; ESSA: Round Three of Statewide Listening Tour; Education Technology: Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC 2016). Rules and Waivers: Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Charter Schools: Charter Design Institute - Nov 10; Nutrition and Wellness: Nominations Sought From Districts for Training Course Opportunity;Sign Up for Webinar on ‘State ESSA Plan to Support Student Health and Wellness’; 16-17 Immunization/Health Exam and Eye Exam Data Collection; Final EIS Deadline for Employment/Position Data Approaching; GATA: FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; Grantee Status Report; Upcoming ISBE Dates and Deadlines; District Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Rebate Program; Employment Opportunities.

November 2, 2016 -- Illinois Report Card - Supplemental Report Card Data Available on ISBE Webpage; MyIRC Train the Trainer Events - Nov 8 ; Supplement not Supplant Regulations; Illinois Arts Education Week - Entries sought for Annual Poster Contest due Dec. 6; ESSA: Round Three of Statewide Listening Tour; Education Technology: Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC 2016); Rules and Waivers: Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Charter Schools: Charter Design Institute - Nov 10; Funding: 15-16 Regular Trans. Reimbursement - EAV Correction; 15-16 IDEA Room and Board Bond Payment; Special Ed Summer School Claim due; 15-16 (FY17) Annual Pupil Trans. Claim reimbusement correction period open; Nutrition and Wellness: Nutrition Division Plans USDA Foods Exhibit and Workshop Jan. 10 and 12; Sign up for Administrative Review/Procurement/Resource Management Training - Nov. statewide; 16-17 Immunization/Health Exam and Eye Exam Data Collection; Final EIS Deadline for Employment/Position Data Approaching; GATA: FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; Grantee Status Report; District Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Rebate Program; Employment Opportunities.

October

October 25, 2016 -- Illinois Report Card: MyIRC Train the Trainer Events; Illinois Arts Education Week Entries Sought for Annual Poster Contest; ESSA Supplement not Supplant Regulations; 5Essentials Adding Optional District Voice Information; 2016-17 5Essentials FAQ and Survey Questions Now Available; Charter Design Institute; 2015-16 Regular Transportation Reimbursement – EAV Correction; Final 2015-16 IDEA Room and Board Claim Payment Information; Special Education Summer School State Aid Claim Due Nov. 1; 2015-16 (FY 2017) Annual Claim for Pupil Transportation Reimbursement – Correction Period Now Open; Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption Form Update; IDPH School Health Days; Nutrition Division Plans USDA Foods Exhibit and Workshop Jan. 10 and 12; Nutrition and Wellness - Sign up for Administrative Review / Procurement / Resource Management Training; 2016-17 Immunization / Health Exam and Eye Exam Data Collection; Final EIS Deadline for Employment/Position Data Approaching; GATA FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; Grantee Status Report; District Opportunities; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Rebate Program; Employment Opportunities.

October 19, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist Anthony Zarate of Brighton Park Elementary; Those Who Excel Banquet Sold Out; Illinois Report Card: MyIRC Train the Trainer Events; ESSA Supplement not Supplant Regulations; 5Essentials Adding Optional District Voice Information; 2016-17 5Essentials FAQ and Survey Questions Now Available; 2015-16 Regular Transportation Reimbursement – EAV Correction; Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption Form Update; IDPH School Health Days; Warning About Halloween Colored Contacts; Nutrition and Wellness - Sign up for Administrative Review / Procurement/Resource Management Training; Breakfast After the Bell Mandate Grant Funding Available; Apply by Nov. 18; 2016-17 Immunization / Health Exam and Eye Exam Data Collection; Final EIS Deadline for Employment/Position Data Approaching; Technology Revolving Loan Program FY17 Applications Now Available; Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Webinar; NCLB/ESSA Monitoring Instrument and Title I Comparability; Deadline Set to Submit Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheets; GATA FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; Grantee Status Report; District Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Professional Development; Rebate Program; School Health Staff Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

October 12, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist; Those Who Excel Banquet Sold Out; Technology Revolving Loan Program FY 2017 Applications Now Available; 5Essentials Adding Optional District Voice Information; 2016-17 5Essentials FAQ and Survey Questions Now Available; Final 2015-16 IDEA Room and Board Claim Payment Information; Special Education Summer School State Aid Claim Due Nov. 1; 2015-16 (FY 2017) Annual Claim for Pupil Transportation Reimbursement – Correction Period Now Open; Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Webinar; Warning About Halloween Colored Contacts; Breakfast After the Bell Mandate Grant Funding Available; Final EIS Deadline for Employment/Position Data Approaching; 2016-17 Unfilled Positions Survey Now Available for Data Entry in IWAS; NCLB/ESSA Monitoring Instrument and Title I Comparability; Deadline Set to Submit Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheets; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Available; Reorganization Feasibility Studies; AFR, ASA, and Certificate of Tax Levy Deadline Reminders; 2016-17 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment, and Staff Report in IWAS; Annual Earthquake Awareness Drill; GATA FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; Grantee Status Report; Student Opportunities; Professional Development; Rebate Program; School Health Staff Recognition; Grant Opportunities, Upcoming Events; Employment Opportunities.

October 4, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist; Special Education Summer School State Aid Claim Due Nov. 1; 2015-16 (FY 2017) Annual Claim for Pupil Transportation Reimbursement – Correction Period Now Open; NCLB/ESSA Monitoring Instrument and Title I Comparability; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Available; Reorganization Feasibility Studies; Deadline Reminders; 2016-17 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment, and Staff Report in IWAS; Feedback Requested Regarding Supplement not Supplant Regulations; Round Two of Statewide Listening Tour –Final Meeting in Sycamore This Week; ESSA State Plan #1 Reader’s Guide Available; Comment Submission Deadline Oct. 7; 2016-17 Unfilled Positions Survey Now Available for Data Entry in IWAS; Annual Earthquake Awareness Drill; Dual Credit Survey; National School Lunch Week Scheduled for Oct. 10-14; FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates- REVISED; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; Grantee Status Report; Grant Opportunities; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; Employment Opportunities.

September

September 28, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist; Reorganization Feasibility Studies; FY 2017 General State Aid Claim is Final; GATA FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates-REVISED; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; GATA Grantee Status Report; Feedback Requested Regarding Title I Supplement not Supplant Regulations; ESSA State Plan #1 Reader’s Guide Available - Comment Submission Deadline Extended; Round Two of ESSA Statewide Listening Tour - October date added; Illinois LRE Data Cohort 7; Applications Sought for U.S. Senate Youth Program and Hearst Scholarship; College and Career Readiness Dual Credit Survey; National School Lunch Week Scheduled for Oct. 10-14; FY 2017 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant RFP Released; Nominations Sought for Award Honoring Outstanding School Board President; School Health Staff Recognition; Grant Opportunities; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; Employment Opportunities.

September 21, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist Ted Houpt of Danville CSD 118; FY 2017 General State Aid Claim is Final; GATA FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates-REVISED; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; GATA Grantee Status Report; ESSA State Plan #1 Reader’s Guide Available - Comment Submission Deadline Extended; Round Two of ESSA Statewide Listening Tour - October date added; College and Career Readiness Dual Credit Survey; Webinar: Setting the Landscape for Meaningful Family Engagement; FY 2017 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant RFP Released; USDA Announces Availability of Farm to School Grants for FY 2017; Upcoming Events; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

September 14, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist Candace Hamilton of Whiteside SD 115; FY 2017 General State Aid Claim is Final; GATA FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; GATA Grantee Status Report; ESSA State Plan #1 Reader’s Guide Available - Comment Submission Deadline Extended; Round Two of ESSA Statewide Listening Tour; College and Career Readiness Dual Credit Survey; Webinar: Setting the Landscape for Meaningful Family Engagement; Charter Schools Non-Curricular Health and Safety Requirements; Illinois LRE Data Cohort 7; Expanded and Equitable Focused Monitoring; NCLB/ESSA Monitoring Instrument and Title I Comparability; Applications Available for Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Program; USDA Announces Availability of Farm to School Grants for FY 2017; Healthier Meals Cooking Classes Offered for Nutrition Programs Staff; Upcoming Events; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

September 7, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist Nichole Folkman of Hartsburg-Emden CUSD 21; GATA FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; GATA Grantee Status Report; ESSA State Plan #1 Reader’s Guide Available; Comment Submission Deadline Extended; Round Two of ESSA Statewide Listening Tour; Charter Schools Non-Curricular Health and Safety Requirements; Illinois LRE Data Cohort 7; Expanded and Equitable Focused Monitoring; NCLB/ESSA Monitoring Instrument and Title I Comparability; Applications Available for Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Program; Register for Upcoming Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative Informational Webinars Sept. 13 & 14; ISBE Accepting Nominations for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program; U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education Nominations; Healthier Meals Cooking Classes Offered for Nutrition Programs Staff; Breakfast After the Bell Program Requirement Begins SY 2017-18; New Rules Summary: Physical Fitness Assessment, Data Collection, Reporting; Illinois to Receive Funding From USDA for Kitchen Equipment Grants; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Mock Election Education Materials Available Online for Teachers; 2017 School Technology Revolving Loan Program; 5Essentials Learning Survey; Upcoming Events; Grant Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

August

August 31, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist John Colucci of Percy Julian Middle School; GATA FY 2017 Indirect Cost Rates; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; GATA Grantee Status Report; Draft of ESSA State Plan #1 Released; Round Two of ESSA Statewide Listening Tour; Capital Needs Assessment Survey; ISBE Accepting Nominations for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program; U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education Nominations; Breakfast After the Bell Program Requirement Begins SY 2017-18; New Rules Summary: Physical Fitness Assessment, Data Collection, Reporting; Illinois to Receive Funding From USDA for Kitchen Equipment Grants; New Dates and Locations Added to Food Handler Training Schedule; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Mock Election Education Materials Available Online for Teachers; 2017 School Technology Revolving Loan Program; 5Essentials Learning Survey; Annual Title I Directors Conference Sept. 19-21 in Springfield; Back To School Updates: Secondary Transition; Register for Employment Information Systems (EIS) 2017 Introductory Webinar Sept. 6; Grant Opportunities; Upcoming Events; Employment Opportunities.

August 23, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist Jeremy Clarke of Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center; 5Essentials Learning Survey; Annual Title I Directors Conference Sept. 19-21 in Springfield; Back To School Updates: Secondary Transition; Applications Sought for U.S. Senate Youth Program and Hearst Scholarship; GATA Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; GATA Grantee Status Report; ESSA Frequently Asked Questions; ESSA Round Two of Statewide Listening Tour; New Dates and Locations Added to Food Handler Training Schedule; Register for Employment Information Systems (EIS) 2017 Introductory Webinar; EIS Salary Data Deadline Approaching; Annual State Bilingual Directors Meeting; Nominations Sought for Award Honoring Outstanding School Board President; Back to School Webinar for School Nurses; PA 99-0523 – District-Required FY 2016 GSA Expenditures for Special Ed Services; Grant Opportunities; Administrator Recognition; Upcoming Events; District Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

August 16, 2016 -- Those Who Excel: Meet Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist Ricardo Castro of Elk Grove High School; Applications Sought for U.S. Senate Youth Program and Hearst Scholarship; ESSA Frequently Asked Questions; ESSA Round Two of Statewide Listening Tour; Register for Employment Information Systems (EIS) 2017 Introductory Webinar; EIS Salary Data Deadline Approaching; Annual State Bilingual Directors Meeting; Nominations Sought for Award Honoring Outstanding School Board President; GATA Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement Pages in eGMS; GATA Grantee Status Report; Back to School Webinar for School Nurses; Registration Underway for Upcoming Food Handler Training Workshops; PA 99-0523 – District-Required FY 2016 GSA Expenditures for Special Ed Services; Grant Opportunities; Administrator Recognition; Upcoming Events; District Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

August 10, 2016 -- Nominations Sought for Award Honoring Outstanding School Board President; Annual State Bilingual Directors Meeting; GATA Grantee Status Report; GATA Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement; ESSA Round Two of Statewide Listening Tour; Webinars on Direct Certification and Certification of HEA Coming Up; Registration Underway for Upcoming Food Handler Training Workshops; PA 99-0523 – District-Required FY 2016 GSA Expenditures for Special Ed Services; EIS Salary Data Deadline Approaching; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative for Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; FY 2017 Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Zika Virus Guidance for District and School Administrators; Grant Opportunities; Administrator Recognition; Upcoming Events; District Opportunities; Student Recognition; Educator Opportunities; Classroom Resources; Employment Opportunities.

August 3, 2016 -- Grantee Status Report; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement; ESSA Round Two of Statewide Listening Tour; Webinars on Direct Certification and Certification of HEA Coming Up; School Menu Planning Workshops Coming to West Frankfort; Registration Underway for Upcoming Food Handler Training Workshops; PA 99-0523 – District-Required FY 2016 GSA Expenditures for Special Ed Services; FY 2017 Mandated Categorical Appropriations and Estimated Prorations; EIS Salary Data Deadline Approaching; Preparing for the 5Essentials or Selecting an Alternative Survey; Requirements for School Treasurer Bonds; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative for Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; FY 2017 Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Zika Virus Guidance for District and School Administrators; Administrator Recognition; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; District Opportunities; Student Recognition; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities, Classroom Resources; School Climate Resources; Employment Opportunities.

July

July 26, 2016 -- Grantee Status Report; Notice of State Award and Grant Agreement; Preparing for the 5Essentails or Selecting an Alternative Survey; Requirements for School Treasurer Bonds; FY 2017 Mandated Categorical Appropriations and Estimated Prorations; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments – Aug. 31 End Dates; Early Childhood Block Grant – Intent to Submit a Proposal for FY 2017; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative for Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; FY 2017 Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Zika Virus Guidance for District and School Administrators; Model Suicide Prevention Policy Available to All Districts in Illinois; District Opportunities; Upcoming Events; Student Recognition; Professional Development; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities, Classroom Resources; School Climate Resources; School Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

July 20, 2016 -- GATA Risk Assessment System Open; GATA Grantee Registration Portal Open; FY 2017 Mandated Categorical Appropriations and Estimated Prorations; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments – Aug. 31 End Dates; Summer Programs Help Provide Free Nutritious Meals to Children; Early Childhood Block Grant – Intent to Submit a Proposal for FY 2017; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative for Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; FY 2017 Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Zika Virus Guidance for District and School Administrators; Model Suicide Prevention Policy Available to All Districts in Illinois; Professional Development; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities, Classroom Resources; School Climate Resources; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

July 13, 2016 -- GATA Risk Assessment System Open; GATA Grantee Registration Portal Open; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments – Aug. 31 End Dates; Early Childhood Block Grant – Intent to Submit a Proposal for FY 2017; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative for Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; FY 2017 Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Model Suicide Prevention Policy Available to All Districts in Illinois; Classroom Resources; School Climate Resources; Professional Development; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

July 13, 2016 -- GATA Risk Assessment System Open; GATA Grantee Registration Portal Open; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments – Aug. 31 End Dates; Early Childhood Block Grant – Intent to Submit a Proposal for FY 2017; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative for Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; FY 2017 Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Model Suicide Prevention Policy Available to All Districts in Illinois; Classroom Resources; School Climate Resources; Professional Development; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

July 20, 2016 -- GATA Risk Assessment System Open; GATA Grantee Registration Portal Open; FY 2017 Mandated Categorical Appropriations and Estimated Prorations; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments – Aug. 31 End Dates; Summer Programs Help Provide Free Nutritious Meals to Children; Early Childhood Block Grant – Intent to Submit a Proposal for FY 2017; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative for Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; FY 2017 Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Zika Virus Guidance for District and School Administrators; Model Suicide Prevention Policy Available to All Districts in Illinois; Professional Development; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities, Classroom Resources; School Climate Resources; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

July 13, 2016 -- GATA Risk Assessment System Open; GATA Grantee Registration Portal Open; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments – Aug. 31 End Dates; Early Childhood Block Grant – Intent to Submit a Proposal for FY 2017; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative for Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; FY 2017 Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Model Suicide Prevention Policy Available to All Districts in Illinois; Classroom Resources; School Climate Resources; Professional Development; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

July 6, 2016 -- GATA Risk Assessment System Open; GATA Grantee Registration Portal Open; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments – Aug. 31 End Dates; Early Childhood Block Grant – Intent to Submit a Proposal for FY 2017; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative for Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; FY 2017 Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; State Assessment Review Committee Holding PARCC Listening Tour; NOTICE: Direct Certification with Income-Eligible Medicaid Update for SY 2016-17; Registration Open for Direct Certification, Certification, and Verification Workshop; Maintaining Educator Privacy; Understanding Dyslexia Webpage Now Available; Model Suicide Prevention Policy Available to All Districts in Illinois; Professional Development; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

June

June 28, 2016 -- GATA Grantee Registration Portal Open; State Assessment Review Committee Holding PARCC Listening Tour; NOTICE: Direct Certification with Income-Eligible Medicaid Update for SY 2016-17; Registration Open for Direct Certification, Certification, and Verification Workshop; Maintaining Educator Privacy; Understanding Dyslexia Webpage Now Available; Model Suicide Prevention Policy Available to All Districts in Illinois; Grant Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

June 21, 2016 -- Model Suicide Prevention Policy Available to All Districts in Illinois; CDC Releases Data on Youth Risk Behaviors; FAQ Available About New Application and Award Requirements Under GATA; Guidance for 1 Percent Exception; 2015-16 Student Health Data – Vision System Now Open; Reminder: 2015-16 Dental Data Collection Due June 30; Grant Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

June 14, 2016 -- FAQ Available About New Application and Award Requirements Under GATA; Guidance for 1 Percent Exception; 2015-16 Student Health Data – Vision System Now Open; Register for June 20 EIS Webinar; Reminder: 2015-16 Dental Data Collection Due June 30; CDC Releases Data on Youth Risk Behaviors; District Recognition; School Recognition; Grant Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Professional Development; Employment Opportunities.

June 7, 2016 -- June 8 Webinar on New Laws and Standards to “Pump up P.E.” in Illinois; Register for June 20 EIS Webinar; Reminder: 2015-16 Dental Data Collection Due June 30; District ecognition; Student Recognition; Upcoming Events; Corrected Notice About New Grant Application and Award Requirements; District Recognition; School Recognition; Grant Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Professional Development; Employment Opportunities.

May

May 31, 2016 -- Corrected Notice About New Grant Application and Award Requirements; ISBE to Host Professional Development Re-Ignite Event July 27 in Springfield; New Partnership for Educator Preparation Group to Guide Data Collection, Reporting; Charter Schools Program – QSO – Request for Proposals Now Available; Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants Available to Help Schools Make Healthy Changes; Reminder: 2015-16 Dental Data Collection Due June 30; Online Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training Ends June 30; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally Funded Salary for Summer Activities; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments & End Date Extensions; Districts Urged to Register for CHIRP Web Portal for Criminal History Records; District Recognition; Student Recognition; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; Employment Opportunities.

May 24, 2016 -- Important Notice About New Grant Application and Award Requirements; ISBE to Host Professional Development Re-Ignite Event July 27 in Springfield; New Partnership for Educator Preparation Group to Guide Data Collection, Reporting; Charter Schools Program – QSO – Request for Proposals Now Available; Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants Available to Help Schools Make Healthy Changes; Reminder: 2015-16 Dental Data Collection Due June 30; Online Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training Ends June 30; Comments on Federal FY 2015 and FY 2016 School Improvement Grant Application; Capital Needs Assessment Survey; Information on Spring 2016 AP Exam Fee and IB Payment Changes; Migrant Education Program Application; FAQ Document for Parents Available Online to Help Answer ISA Questions; May 25 Webinar on Guidelines for Entering 2016 Salary Data into EIS; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally Funded Salary for Summer Activities; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments & End Date Extensions; Districts Urged to Register for CHIRP Web Portal for Criminal History Records; Student Recognition; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

May 17, 2016 -- Comments on Federal FY 2015 and FY 2016 School Improvement Grant Application; Capital Needs Assessment Survey; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Now Available; Information on Spring 2016 AP Exam Fee and IB Payment Changes; Migrant Education Program Application; FAQ Document for Parents Available Online to Help Answer ISA Questions; Statewide Suicide Prevention Training; Guidance on Rule 226.800(k) Related to Nursing Services; New Healthy Child and Family Development Resource Website; New Date Added to ESSA Listening Tour; Lead, Focus, Connect: Classrooms in Action Summer Expedition June 21-22; Grant Proposals Due June 3; Free ISAC Transcript Exchange Service for Schools and Students; May 25 Webinar on Guidelines for Entering 2016 Salary Data into EIS; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally Funded Salary for Summer Activities; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments & End Date Extensions; Districts Urged to Register for CHIRP Web Portal for Criminal History Records; Student Recognition; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

May 11, 2016 -- New Date Added to ESSA Listening Tour; Lead, Focus, Connect: Classrooms in Action Summer Expedition June 21-22; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Now Available; Special Education Grant Proposals Due June 3; Guidance on Rule 226.800(k) Related to Nursing Services; New Healthy Child and Family Development Resource Website; Health Insurance Coverage Parity Training; Free ISAC Transcript Exchange Service for Schools and Students; Teacher and Administrator Feedback Sought for New Educator Data Dashboard; May 25 Webinar on Guidelines for Entering 2016 Salary Data into EIS; 2015-16 Pupil Transportation Claim Reimbursement System Now Available; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally Funded Salary for Summer Activities; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments & End Date Extensions; Districts Urged to Register for CHIRP Web Portal for Criminal History Records; Student Recognition; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; Classroom Resources; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

May 3, 2016 -- Teacher and Administrator Feedback Sought for New Educator Data Dashboard; Educator Recognition; Illinois Semifinalists Announced for 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program; May 25 Webinar on Guidelines for Entering 2016 Salary Data into EIS; 2015-16 Pupil Transportation Claim Reimbursement System Now Available; Employer’s TRS Contribution on Federally Funded Salary for Summer Activities; Deadline for Final FY 2016 State & Federal Grant Amendments & End Date Extensions; 2015-16 Final Public School Calendars; Health Insurance Coverage Parity Training; ISBE’s Student Assessment Inventory Pilot Receives Federal Recognition; Individuals Sought to Serve on Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education; Training Opportunity for Central and Southern Illinois Physical Educators; Procurement in the 21st Century Workshop; Project Produce Grants for Schools; Districts Urged to Register for CHIRP Web Portal for Criminal History Records; Student Recognition; Educator Recognition; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; Classroom Resources; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

April

April 26, 2016 -- ISBE’s Student Assessment Inventory Pilot Receives Federal Recognition; Individuals Sought to Serve on Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education; Training Opportunity for Central and Southern Illinois Physical Educators; Procurement in the 21st Century Workshop; Project Produce Grants for Schools; 2016-17 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Applications Due April 29; Enhance Physical Education with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program; 2015-16 Final Public School Calendars; Districts Urged to Register for CHIRP Web Portal for Criminal History Records; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Educator Recognition; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; Classroom Resources; School Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

April 20, 2016 -- Districts Urged to Register for CHIRP Web Portal for Criminal History Records; 2016-17 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Applications Due April 29; Enhance Physical Education with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program; Midwest Dairy Council Earth Day Webinar; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration Seeks Proposals; Projections for General State Aid by District Now Available Online; Early Intervention 27-Month List Now Available in New Electronic Format; Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program Applications Available; FBI Drug Prevention Resource Available for High Schools; Substance Use Resources Available; Educator Recognition; Upcoming Events; Professional Development; Classroom Resources; Grant Opportunities; School Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

April 12, 2016 -- Projections for General State Aid by District Now Available Online; ISBE Adds Dates to ESSA Listening Tour; Early Intervention 27-Month List Now Available in New Electronic Format; Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program Applications Available; FBI Drug Prevention Resource Available for High Schools; Substance Use Resources Available; Midwest Dairy Council Earth Day Webinar; Optional Alternative Evaluation Dismissal Process Training Requirements; Guidance on Developing and Submitting the Quality School Options Grant RFP; Student Advisory Council Application Available Online for 2016-17 School Year; Final EIS Deadline for Federal Requirements Approaching; At-A-Glance Report Optimized; 2014-15 Driver Education Cost Report; FY 2017 Consolidated Application Technical Assistance Workshops; Educator Recognition; District Recognition; Upcoming Events; Classroom Resources; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; School Opportunities; District Opportunities; Student Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

April 5, 2016 -- Webinar to Explain ISA Student Rosters & New System User Guide on April 6 & 7; ISBE Adds Dates to ESSA Listening Tour; Optional Alternative Evaluation Dismissal Process Training Requirements; Guidance on Developing and Submitting the Quality School Options Grant RFP; Student Advisory Council Application Available Online for 2016-17 School Year; Final EIS Deadline for Federal Requirements Approaching; At-A-Glance Report Optimized; 2014-15 Driver Education Cost Report; Illinois Association of Title I Directors Spring Conference Scheduled for April 12; FY 2017 Consolidated Application Technical Assistance Workshops; Team Up for School Nutrition Success Meeting Planned for April 26 in Springfield; Registration Open for Annual Illinois School Wellness Conference; New Autism-Focused Resources Available Online at No Cost; Indicator 14 Update; PUNS Update; School Safety Conference on April 20; Educator Recognition; District Recognition; Upcoming Events; Classroom Resources; Grant Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; School Opportunities; District Opportunities; Student Opportunities; School Safety; Employment Opportunities.

March

March 29, 2016 -- ISBE Listening Tour to Collect Feedback on the New Every Student Succeeds Act; ESEA Changes Requirements for Highly Qualified Teachers; Illinois Science Assessment Update; At-A-Glance Report Optimized; Illinois Association of Title I Directors Spring Conference Scheduled for April 12; FY 2017 Consolidated Application Technical Assistance Workshops; Team Up for School Nutrition Success Meeting Planned for April 26 in Springfield; Registration Open for Annual Illinois School Wellness Conference; New Autism-Focused Resources Available Online at No Cost; Indicator 14 Update; PUNS Update; Virtual Option Now Available for 2016 Seal of Biliteracy Symposium; Input Sought for New Website Promoting Family and School Engagement; School Safety Conference on April 20; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Upcoming Events; Classroom Resources; Grant Opportunities; District Recognition; Educator Opportunities; School Opportunities; District Opportunities; Student Opportunities; School Safety; Employment Opportunities.

March 22, 2016 -- ESEA Changes Requirements for Highly Qualified Teachers; Virtual Option Now Available for 2016 Seal of Biliteracy Symposium; Input Sought for New Website Promoting Family and School Engagement; School Safety Conference on April 20; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Important Information on the Illinois Science Assessment for High School; Illinois’ Statewide Consortium for K-12 Technology Purchases; ISAC FAFSA Completion Initiative; Free Text Messaging Services Provides College Access, Financial Aid Answers; Educator Recognition; District Opportunities ; Student Opportunities; School Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; School Safety; Employment Opportunities.

March 15, 2016 -- Important Information on the Illinois Science Assessment for High School; Illinois’ Statewide Consortium for K-12 Technology Purchases; ISAC FAFSA Completion Initiative; Free Text Messaging Services Provides College Access, Financial Aid Answers; New ISBE Website Provides Every Student Succeeds Act Resources; FY 2016 Focus and Priority School Improvement Plan Submission Webinar; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative Training and Technical Assistance RFP Released; Illinois PTA’s Annual Convention Scheduled for April 1-2 in Springfield; Data Available to Start Estimating Fiscal Year 2017 General State Aid; Educator Recognition; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Student Opportunities; School Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; School Safety; Employment Opportunities.

March 8, 2016 -- New ISBE Website Provides Every Student Succeeds Act Resources; FY 2016 Focus and Priority School Improvement Plan Submission Webinar; FY 2017 Prevention Initiative Training and Technical Assistance RFP Released; Illinois PTA’s Annual Convention Scheduled for April 1-2 in Springfield; Data Available to Start Estimating Fiscal Year 2017 General State Aid; Vaccination of Child Care Staff; Summary of New Rules: Physical Fitness Assessment, Data Collection, & Reporting; No Kid Hungry Illinois Summer Grants; Special Education Rules; Dyslexia; Indicator 13; ; Input Sought for Dual Credit Survey; College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program Available to Families; K-12 Districts and Schools Eligible to Utilize MHEC Contracts; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2017 Title I Low Income; Educator Recognition; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Student Opportunities; School Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; School Maintenance; Employment Opportunities.

March 1, 2016 -- Data Available to Start Estimating Fiscal Year 2017 General State Aid; Vaccination of Child Care Staff; Summary of New Rules: Physical Fitness Assessment, Data Collection, & Reporting; No Kid Hungry Illinois Summer Grants; Special Education Rules; Dyslexia; Indicator 13; Information on the Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program RFP; Input Sought for Dual Credit Survey; College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program Available to Families; K-12 Districts and Schools Eligible to Utilize MHEC Contracts; Registration Open: Illinois Green Schools Symposium Scheduled for April 8; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Seal of Biliteracy Symposium on April 12; Register for Upcoming Employee Evaluations Webinar March 9; ; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2017 Title I Low Income; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Student Opportunities; School Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

February

February 23, 2016 -- Information on the Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program RFP; Registration Open: Illinois Green Schools Symposium Scheduled for April 8; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Seal of Biliteracy Symposium on April 12; Deadline Extended for Charter School Program Grant RFP Intent to Apply; New Rules: PE Assessment and Data Collection and Reporting; March 3 Webinar on Food Insecurity and Child Nutrition Programs in Illinois; Register for Upcoming Employee Evaluations Webinar March 9; 2016 Spring Regional Networking Meetings for Race to the Top; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2017 Title I Low Income; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Student Opportunities; School Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; Employment Opportunities.

February 17, 2016 -- PARCC Test Administration Walkthrough Webinar Scheduled for Today; Seal of Biliteracy Symposium on April 12; Deadline Extended for Charter School Program Grant RFP Intent to Apply; Charter School Program – Quality School Options 101 Webinar on Feb. 19; New Rules: PE Assessment and Data Collection and Reporting; March 3 Webinar on Food Insecurity and Child Nutrition Programs in Illinois; Summer Food Service Program Information Sessions and Workshops; Applications Now Available for 2016-17 School Grants for Healthy Kids; Invitation to Comment on Rules;Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Register for Upcoming Employee Evaluations Webinar March 9; 2016 Spring Regional Networking Meetings for Race to the Top; Illinois Teacher of the Year Applications Now Available; 2016 Illinois Fatherhood Initiative Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest; Rollout of New I-Star System 2016-17; Important Changes to Dec. 1 Special Education Child Count Reporting; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2017 Title I Low Income; Student Opportunities; School Opportunities; Student Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

February 9, 2016 -- Register for Upcoming Employee Evaluations Webinar March 9; 2016 Spring Regional Networking Meetings for Race to the Top;Summer Food Service Program Information Sessions and Workshops; Applications Now Available for 2016-17 School Grants for Healthy Kids; Illinois Teacher of the Year Applications Now Available; 2016 Illinois Fatherhood Initiative Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Applications Available for FY 2016 Migrant Education Program Funding; Opioid Antidote Guidance for Schools; School Health Update: Training Sessions; Vision and Hearing Conservation (Screening) Annual Reports; IPHI Training: Pump Up P.E. for Physical Education Teachers; Rollout of New I-Star System 2016-17; Important Changes to Dec. 1 Special Education Child Count Reporting; New Census Estimates Released for FY 2017 Title I Low Income; School Opportunities; Educator Opportunities; School Recognition; Student Recognition; Employment Opportunities.

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

January

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

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

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

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

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