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Our Chief Operating Officer Melissa Oller (center) visited North Mac CUSD  #34 to tour their new building, meet teachers...
01/08/2024

Our Chief Operating Officer Melissa Oller (center) visited North Mac CUSD #34 to tour their new building, meet teachers and students, and reconnect with her love of education. Follow our new hashtag to see ISBE engage educators, meet stakeholders, and visit schools across Illinois!

Even if your bachelor's degree is not in a teaching area or you don't yet hold a Professional Educator License, a short-...
01/06/2024

Even if your bachelor's degree is not in a teaching area or you don't yet hold a Professional Educator License, a short-term approval based on your content knowledge may be an option!

Visit our website to find out if you qualify: isbe.net/Pages/educator-licensure-approvals.aspx.

The dynamic and extensive nature of the threat posed by targeted violence, hate, and terrorism necessitates a broad and ...
01/06/2024

The dynamic and extensive nature of the threat posed by targeted violence, hate, and terrorism necessitates a broad and adaptable approach.

That's why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s Office of Homeland Security partnered with the Department of Homeland Security, EdVenture Partners, and the McCain Institute to make available an innovative, experiential learning program for Illinois high school, college, and university students that addresses acts of targeted violence, hate, or terrorism in their communities.

Learn more and sign up your school on the website: https://okt.to/u0aW37

  will let you follow along as we engage educators, meet stakeholders, and visit schools across Illinois. Here, State Su...
01/05/2024

will let you follow along as we engage educators, meet stakeholders, and visit schools across Illinois. Here, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tony Sanders posed with leaders celebrating the 140 schools that improved on the 2023 Report Card 2023. We look forward to partnering with you!

CTE educators throughout the state are encouraged to share their expertise and insights as presenters at the ISBE Career...
01/05/2024

CTE educators throughout the state are encouraged to share their expertise and insights as presenters at the ISBE Career Connections Conference. We welcome innovative ideas, best practices, and valuable experiences. Proposals will be accepted through Jan. 30, 2024; the conference is scheduled for on June 18, 2024.

For more information, please visit the Career Connections Conference website. https://okt.to/cWGXJU

Kudos to the 17 Monticello High School students who were named Illinois Student Assistance Commission State Scholars for...
01/04/2024

Kudos to the 17 Monticello High School students who were named Illinois Student Assistance Commission State Scholars for their academic excellence ✨

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Seventeen Monticello High School students have been honored by The Illinois State Assistance Commission for their academic excellence.

Have you heard about  ? Look for this hashtag to follow us as we engage educators, meet stakeholders, and visit schools ...
01/04/2024

Have you heard about ? Look for this hashtag to follow us as we engage educators, meet stakeholders, and visit schools across Illinois.

Illinois had 45 virtual and in person liaisons at the recent National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth conference in New Orleans. We look forward to partnering with you!

Our Eileen Turanchik (right) met with Ball-Chatham CUSD5 to explain how ISBE's School Business Services department can h...
01/03/2024

Our Eileen Turanchik (right) met with Ball-Chatham CUSD5 to explain how ISBE's School Business Services department can help district officers with the processes and procedures for specific aspects of school finance.

Follow hashtag to see ISBE engage educators, meet stakeholders, and visit schools across Illinois. We look forward to partnering with you!

Have you heard about  ? Look for this hashtag to follow along as we engage educators, meet stakeholders, and visit schoo...
01/02/2024

Have you heard about ? Look for this hashtag to follow along as we engage educators, meet stakeholders, and visit schools across Illinois.

These Illinois State Board of Education staff attended the IAHSE - Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees 35th Annual Conference. The annual conference provides professional and educational development opportunities to state employees from all state agencies to assist them in their daily public service capacities.

Did you figure out what's new about ISBE in 2024? We have a new logo! Raise your hand if you got the right answer 🙋
01/02/2024

Did you figure out what's new about ISBE in 2024? We have a new logo! Raise your hand if you got the right answer 🙋

Public comment on the Illinois State Digital Equity Plan is open through Jan. 31. The plan details  Illinois’ vision for...
12/29/2023

Public comment on the Illinois State Digital Equity Plan is open through Jan. 31. The plan details Illinois’ vision for digital equity, the goals for realizing this vision, and the data used to inform it.

💻 Read the plan and submit your comments on the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity website: https://okt.to/My4zBW

Amber Jirsa, the 2023 North Suburbs Regional Teacher of the Year from Batavia Public School District 101 nominated her m...
12/28/2023

Amber Jirsa, the 2023 North Suburbs Regional Teacher of the Year from Batavia Public School District 101 nominated her mentor Chris Lowe for the Illinois State Board of Education's Thomas Lay Burroughs Award.

We caught up with Amber to hear more about this full circle experience and the impact of Mr. Lowe's recognition in her community. Read her guest column in the December edition of Soar, ISBE's educator recognition newsletter.

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Oswego High School's Kevin Schoenbach is one of 10 finalists for the GRAMMY Museum's Music Educator Award  🏆 Congratulat...
12/28/2023

Oswego High School's Kevin Schoenbach is one of 10 finalists for the GRAMMY Museum's Music Educator Award 🏆 Congratulations, Kevin 👏

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Associate Band Director Kevin Schoenbach is one of 10 finalists for the Grammy Museum's Music Educator Award.

2023 Illinois Teacher of the Year Briana Morales joins the 2024 CCSSO - The Council of Chief State School Officers State...
12/27/2023

2023 Illinois Teacher of the Year Briana Morales joins the 2024 CCSSO - The Council of Chief State School Officers State Teachers of the Year cohort 🤩

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Introducing the 2024 State Teachers of the Year Share Share Tweet Email Inspirational, motivated and innovative are just a few ways to describe the 2024 State Teachers of the Year. This remarkable group of educators represents the kind of dedication and effectiveness that defines the best in the pro...

Huge congrats to Moe Ford, a student at Urbana School District  #116, whose national YoungArts Award puts him in the com...
12/26/2023

Huge congrats to Moe Ford, a student at Urbana School District #116, whose national YoungArts Award puts him in the company of Terence Blanchard, Timothée Chalamet, Viola Davis, Amanda Gorman, Jennifer Koh, and Tarell Alvin McCraney 🌟

Watch this news story from WCIA 3 News.

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URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Moe Ford, an Urbana High School student, was selected from over 9,000 applicants nationwide for a prestigious award in photography. Ford received the 2024 Youn…

🔔 Ring in 2024 with a valid educator license! If your license has been issued, it must be registered to make it valid fo...
12/26/2023

🔔 Ring in 2024 with a valid educator license! If your license has been issued, it must be registered to make it valid for employment. Not sure how?

Find out how to register you license here: https://okt.to/sjre74

12/24/2023
Students ages 6-17, it's time to get your entries in for NASAO art contest! This year's theme is “Air Sports for a Peace...
12/22/2023

Students ages 6-17, it's time to get your entries in for NASAO art contest! This year's theme is “Air Sports for a Peaceful World.”

The deadline to submit artwork for the state contest is Jan. 9, 2024.

Visit the NASAO website to learn more. https://okt.to/BQWVlx

There's still time to nominate someone (or yourself) for the Horace Mann/Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Excellenc...
12/22/2023

There's still time to nominate someone (or yourself) for the Horace Mann/Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Excellence Awards.

🥇Elementary Principal of the Year
🥇Junior High/Middle School Principal of the Year
🥇High School Principal of the Year
🥇Assistant Principal of the Year Awards
🥇 Herman Graves Award
🥇Reaching Out and Building Bridges Award

Nominations are due Dec. 31. Visit the IPA website to nominate yourself or your favorite school leader. https://okt.to/Hz3Vc7

We're on the lookout 👀 for passionate individuals to fill various job openings. If you're ready to contribute to shaping...
12/22/2023

We're on the lookout 👀 for passionate individuals to fill various job openings. If you're ready to contribute to shaping the future of education in Illinois, check out our current vacancies and apply today!

isbe.net/careers

2023 Illinois Teacher of the Year Briana Morales joined Illinois Public Media to discuss her impact as an educator and h...
12/21/2023

2023 Illinois Teacher of the Year Briana Morales joined Illinois Public Media to discuss her impact as an educator and her nonprofit work in East St. Louis 💖

East St. Louis School District 189

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Briana Morales, the Illinois State Board of Education Teacher of the Year for 2023, founded a non-profit called Sisterhood of Hope.

Such an amazing partnership! 🥾Granite City School District  #9👟All God's Children Shall Have Shoes🥿Famous Footwearhttps:...
12/21/2023

Such an amazing partnership!

🥾Granite City School District #9
👟All God's Children Shall Have Shoes
🥿Famous Footwear

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ALTON/GRANITE CITY - Granite City Community Unit School District #9 elementary school students were outfitted with new shoes through the organization Al

CTE educators throughout the state are encouraged to share their expertise and insights as presenters at the ISBE Career...
12/20/2023

CTE educators throughout the state are encouraged to share their expertise and insights as presenters at the ISBE Career Connections Conference. We welcome innovative ideas, best practices, and valuable experiences. Proposals will be accepted through Jan. 30, 2024; the conference is scheduled for on June 18, 2024.

For more information, please visit the Career Connections Conference website. https://okt.to/0hGqki

Learn more about the Teacher Vacancy Grant Pilot Program on the ISBE website: isbe.net/Pages/Teacher-Vacancy-Grant-Pilot...
12/20/2023

Learn more about the Teacher Vacancy Grant Pilot Program on the ISBE website: isbe.net/Pages/Teacher-Vacancy-Grant-Pilot-Program.aspx

https://okt.to/ztwKql

Valley View staff members are pursuing master’s degrees and special skill certifications that will lead to their becoming certified teachers and filling vacancies through a State of Illinois pilot program

Wish there was an easy-to-follow checklist for obtaining an Illinois educator license❓ There is❗Get the checklist for yo...
12/20/2023

Wish there was an easy-to-follow checklist for obtaining an Illinois educator license❓

There is❗

Get the checklist for your desired license here: https://okt.to/EKF7hp

ISBE’s Weekly Message is taking a winter break! It will resume on Jan. 3. See ya next year ✌️
12/19/2023

ISBE’s Weekly Message is taking a winter break! It will resume on Jan. 3. See ya next year ✌️

Is your student entering our 42nd annual Illinois Arts Education Week contest? All entries must be postmarked no later t...
12/18/2023

Is your student entering our 42nd annual Illinois Arts Education Week contest? All entries must be postmarked no later than Thursday, Jan. 5, 2024!

Winners + runners-up will have their work displayed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.

Visit the contest website https://okt.to/nHif6C for full details.

Attention sustainability advocates 🌎The deadline for the 2023-24 Illinois   Award is rapidly approaching. Submit your ap...
12/18/2023

Attention sustainability advocates 🌎

The deadline for the 2023-24 Illinois Award is rapidly approaching. Submit your application by 5 pm on Dec. 22! You have until this Friday to submit your climate and community projects for consideration.

Please review the recording of our September webinar and check out the online resources to ensure you have all the required materials for submission. https://okt.to/DN1CQK 🌎💚

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