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Title:Education Commission of the States
Function:The Commission collects and analyzes information concerning educational needs and resources in all states; encourages education research, particularly regarding administration and instruction methods; develops financing proposals; recommends policy and plans for improvement of public education.
Term:Public members, 2 years, expiring January 31 of odd-numbered years, and until successor is appointed.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:Not specified
Composition:7 members -- Governor -- State Superintendent of Education -- 1 member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate -- 1 member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House -- 2 appointed by the Governor -- 1 appointed by the State Board of Education
Authority:45 ILCS 90/2

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Lightford, Kimberly9/1/20169/5/2014Senate PresidentMemberNone
Lindvahl, Craig State Board of EducationMemberNone
Pritzker, Gov. JBStatuteEx-Officio, GovernorNone
Smith, TonyStatuteEx-Officio, State Board of EducationNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTSpeaker of the HouseMemberState RepresentativeNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone