The Alliance Leadership Summit scheduled for February 17-18 in Springfield will focus on the future of public education in Illinois and will revolve around "Vision 20/20," the Statewide School Management Alliance's legislative initiative for public education. In addition to informative panels and keynote speakers, there will also be an Alliance reception and legislative visits to the Capitol.
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Learn more about the initiative for public education in Illinois to guide educators, legislators, labor, business, parents, and community members as they work together toward the common goal of fulfilling the promise of public education in Illinois.
The January/February 2015 issue of The Illinois School Board Journal includes a look at the win-win situation underway in the internship component of the principal preparation program offered by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Instructor Jim Herndon shares the benefits the internships provide to aspiring principals and their mentoring school districts.
The cover story for January/February examines cyberbullying's impact on student suicide rates, and highlights changes in school districts' bullying prevention and response policies that have come about because of the digital age.
The issue also includes the second of a two-part series on judicial challenges to education funding.
This issue reports on what's next in the Vision 20/20 campaign that aims to fulfill the promise of public education, lists six Illinois counties voting on school facilities sales taxes, and previews the Alliance Leadership Summit. It also reports on upcoming community engagement workshops, reminds readers that panel proposals for the 2015 conference are due soon, looks at an official survey revealing poor state support for public schools, and shares news of a lawsuit against the IHSA that could threaten the existence of many high school football programs.
Compiled each week during sessions of the General Assembly and as needed during off-session times, Alliance Legislative Reports summarize major legislative activities and bills of interest to school leaders. Read the latest ALR here (1/29/15).

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