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JAC
IASB has launched a new initiative to focus attention on the importance and value of public schools in Illinois. "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" invites local school districts to solicit and encourage public support for public education. This campaign includes video messages, wristbands and lapel pins. Logos and templates for signs are also available.
JAC
Pre-registration for the 2014 Joint Annual Conference continues through Oct. 23. Information and instructions for registration and housing is available online. Click HERE for the instructions and to download corresponding registration and housing forms.
Journal
This issue of the Journal recalls the tornado outbreak of November, 2013, and highlights the response from the educational community to the expected and unexpected impacts of natural disasters. Also featured are the top 10 tips for running a "good" board meeting.
Newsbulletin
Find out about school finance referendums on the ballot in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election, and read about a new law that extends the moratorium on virtual charter schools for two more years. Other new laws concerning public schools are included, as well, along with a list of school board election materials now available online and Conference plans such as the Chicago Schools Tour. Coverage also includes: teacher strikes, school board election law revisions, and more.
Alliance
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 (10/10/14).



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