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For Immediate Release
November 8, 2005

Illinois Troops to Teachers program
featured on Illinois State Board of Education website

Springfield, Ill. - The Illinois Troops to Teachers Program, a federally funded program designed to assist former military personnel who are looking to begin a second career in education, is now featured prominently on the Illinois State Board of Education website.

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Troops to Teachers program are working together to place experienced motivated personnel in Illinois classrooms.

Information about the Illinois Troops to Teachers program is now available on the Illinois State Board of Education website, www.isbe.net. The website features upcoming activities and events as well as informational resources for those interested in the program.

"The Illinois State Board of Education recognizes that many of our former military personnel posses a wealth of knowledge and experience which can prove beneficial to the students of Illinois. The Illinois Troops to Teachers program is committed to providing our retired veterans with an opportunity to continue to positively impact their communities by placing them classrooms throughout the state," said Illinois Troops to Teachers administrator Greg Davenport.

"We know that many former military personnel have much to offer and many can do so through classrooms here in Illinois," Davenport added. "We hope that by reaching out to them through the website we can see this partnership continue to grow and prosper."

In addition, the Illinois State Board of Education salutes all our fighting men and women, both past and present as our nation observes Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005

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