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https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/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/education/parents/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/education/learning-resources/THA/tollway-doing-business
Doing Business with Illinois Tollway
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How to do businesss with the Tollway
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/educators/ISBE/student-assessments
Find Information on Student Assessments
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With the adoption of the new Illinois Learning Standards, the state has retired many of its old tests. Our new, innovative assessments allow students to show what they know and are able to do and provide educators with reliable data to help guide instruction.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/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.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/students/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/education/parents/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/education/educators/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/education/parents/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/education/parents/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/education/students/IBHE/find-illinois-college
Find an Illinois College or University
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Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is responsible for planning and coordinating Illinois’ system of higher education, recommending budgetary needs, maintaining data, and approving the operation and programs of higher education institutions in the State.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/learning-resources/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/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.
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/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/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.

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