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https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/meet-isbe
meet ISBE
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Meet the State Superintendent of Education and the nine members of the Illinois State Board of Education. Find the schedule, agenda, and packets for the board's monthly regular business meetings.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/essa
Find Information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
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Find the most recently updated information and frequently asked questions about the federal education accountability law the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). Illinois' ESSA State Plan establishes a new framework for measuring school quality and supporting all schools.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISAC/financial-aid
Financial Aid: Grants and Scholarships
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ISAC manages and administers numerous college financial aid and scholarship, and repayment programs on behalf of the state, including the Monetary Award Program (MAP), the largest grant program for low-income college students in the state. Visit ISAC.org or call our call center for information on eligibility and applications for state financial aid.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISAC/college-tools
College Access and Outreach: Tools and Resources
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ISAC's Student Portal offers free online applications and tools for college and scholarship search, calculating college costs and estimating financial aid, financial literacy and budgeting, career and job search, and more. Check out our internship and summer job board. Sign up for our free text messaging service to text your college and financial aid questions to our experts and have teh answers send directly to your phone!
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/educator-licensure-information
Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)
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ELIS allows all educators, administrators, district employees, licensure officers, ROEs, and the public to operate in one system. ELIS provides educators with a clear and streamlined process to apply for and maintain their credentials.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ICCB/ged-online-learning
GED Online Learning (GED-i)
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The mission of the Illinois Community College Board, as the state coordinating board for community colleges, is to administer the Public Community College Act in a manner that maximizes the ability of the community colleges to serve their communities, promotes cooperation within the system, and accommodates those State of Illinois initiatives that are appropriate for community colleges. As an integral part of the state’s system of higher education, community colleges are committed to providing high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective educational opportunities for the individuals and communities they serve.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/online-courses-5-12
Online Courses for Students in Grades 5-12
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The Illinois Virtual School provides students with access to a variety of online courses while staying enrolled in their current school. Students can utilize IVS for credit recovery or full service courses taught by Illinois licensed, quality instructors.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/view-report-cards
View School Report Cards
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ISBE's Illinois Report Card provides families, educators, and communities with an annual informational snapshot of public schools across Illinois. Find school state-, district-, and school-level data on academic performance, school environment, educators, students, and highlights provided by principals.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/resources-teachers
Find Resources for Teachers
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Educators can find resources to help students grow and achieve, including links to webpages organized by program area, a list of announcements and deadlines, and a list of frequently asked questions.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISAC/529-Prepaid tuition
College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Application
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The state's only prepaid tuition plan, College Illinois! offers families a unique way to plan for college costs, by prepaying for college tuition at today's plan rates. So no matter how high tuition rates climb by the time your student is ready to attend college, tuition and mandatory fees will be covered for the schools in their plan. As a 529 plan, College Illinois! offers great tax advantages, and the value of plan benefits can be used at most public and private colleges across the country.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/online-courses-educators
Online Professional Development Courses for Educators
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Illinois Virtual School provides educators with quality online professional development. Educators can use IVS to earn ISBE-approved professional development clock hours.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/school-bullying
Find Information on School Climate and Bullying
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Bullying behavior in schools can harm students’ social and emotional wellbeing and pose a significant barrier to learning. Find resources for creating and maintaining safe and inclusive school environments for all students.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IBHE
Higher Education, Board of
Board of Higher Education's goal was to create an agency with the expertise, credibility, and statewide perspective to map an efficient and orderly course for the dramatic growth of higher education then underway.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDHR
Human Rights, Department of
The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act"). The Act prohibits discrimination in Illinois with respect to employment, financial credit, public accommodations and housing. The Act also prohibits sexual harassment in education.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ISBE
Education, Board of
ISBE provides leadership and resources to achieve excellence across all Illinois districts through engaging stakeholders in formulating and advocating for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ALPLM
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum brings to life Abraham Lincoln’s story through immersive exhibits and displays of original artifacts.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ELRB
Educational Labor Relations Board, Illinois
The IELRB is the state agency administering the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, which establishes the right of educational employees to organize and bargain collectively.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICCB
Community College Board, Illinois
In 1965, the Illinois General Assembly established the Illinois Community College Board to create a system of public community colleges that would be within easy reach of every resident.

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