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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/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/home-school
Home School My Child
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Find information on home schooling in Illinois and ISBE’s optional home schooling registration form.
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/parcc
Find Information on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
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PARCC is Illinois' required accountability assessment for public school students in third through 12th grades. PARCC assesses students based on the new Illinois Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/CMS/trip
Teachers' Retirement Insurance Program
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Information on the Teachers' Retirement (health) Insurance Plan
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/career-ed-information
Find Career & Technical Education Information
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Career and Technical Education programs in areas such as agricultural, business, marketing, computer technology, and engineering provide instruction for careers in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations.
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/school-grants
Find School Grants & Information
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ISBE offers numerous direct grant opportunities through state and federal funds received by the agency. ISBE also publicizes some opportunities for school districts to apply directly to federal agencies or private/corporate foundations for funding.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/learning-standards
Find Illinois Learning Standards Information
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Learn more about the new Illinois Learning Standards for early learning, English/language arts, English language learning, fine arts, foreign language, math, PE/health, science, and social sciences.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISAC/college-access
College Access and Financial Aid: workshops and one-on-one assistance
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ISAC provides students and families with free assistance from experts on the college-going and financial aid process. ISAC can provide you with the information you need to identify and choose a college that is right for you, help you fill out your college applications, and guide you through the financial aid process so you can get all the financial aid for which you are eligible. ISAC offers free workshops across the state, as well as free one-on one mentoring in locations near you!

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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/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/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/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.
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.

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