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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/ISBE/english-learners
Find Information for English Learners
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Learn more about support services for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have been identified as English Learners.
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-construction
Find Information on School Construction
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The Illinois General Assembly passed the School Construction Law (Public Act 90-548) in December 1997 to address the shortage of classroom space due to population growth or aging buildings. ISBE and the Capital Development Board administer the grant program.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/legislation-schools
Find Legislation Regarding Illinois Schools
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The Illinois State Board of Education advocates for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students. Read frequently asked questions and summaries of education-related bills.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/school-safety
Find School Safety Information
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Find links to the School Safety Drill Act, Joint Rules adopted by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and ISBE, forms for documenting minimum compliance, a School Emergency and Crisis Response Plan Template, and other multi-hazard training documents.
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/ISBE/special-ed-services
Find Special Education Services Information
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Special Education Services assures that school districts’ programs and services for students with special needs meet state and federal requirements.
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/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/kids
Find Information on the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)
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KIDS is a research-based observational assessment tool for teachers to document and reflect on the learning, development, and readiness of all children in kindergarten. KIDS aligns with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.
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.

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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/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/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/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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