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As public educators, we believe public education works. We reject the premise that education in Illinois has failed but recognize its impact has not been equitably delivered to all student populations and that there are opportunities for continuous support. 

In the News

Area high school students are invited to demonstrate their financial accounting knowledge at Western Illinois University's annual Accounting Challenge Friday, April 20. Click the article title to read more.

Staggering inequity: School districts range from having less than half to almost three times the statutory definition of adequate funding

Elementary and Middle Schools across Illinois can apply before April 13th. Click the title above to learn more.

With the participation of Western Illinois University (WIU) faculty, staff, and the help of student counselors, the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach (SAO) provides youth with unique hands–on learning opportunities that will transform the way they think about their future. Click the title above to learn more.


3rd Annual Teacher and Administrator Conference

June 13-14-15, 2018
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The incomparable John Moon, singing the "National Anthem" at the Jan. 18 Western Illinois University Women's Basketball game, which was also Military Appreciation Night. The 101-year-old (almost 102!) WWII Marine Corps Veteran and 1939 WIU alumnus is the oldest known living Iwo Jima survivor.

ISBE Calendar

Use the ISBE link below to access the ISBE filterable calendar to learn about upcoming due dates and meetings: