Conference Highlights

Recap sessions, topics, and more from the 2023 Joint Annual Conference


Learning at Your Convenience

Learn about board work and stay current on education topics with the online learning collection


Daily Leading News

Read about state and local issues impacting public education


  • Follow-Up on the 2023 Joint Annual Conference: Feedback, Handouts, and Photos

    Follow-Up on the 2023 Joint Annual Conference: Feedback, Handouts, and Photos

    Attendees, please complete the online survey by December 8 to help shape the premier training event for Illinois public school leaders.
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  • IASB Board Elects Officers for 2024, Welcomes New Directors

    IASB Board Elects Officers for 2024, Welcomes New Directors

    The Board met on November 19 for its reorganizational meeting.
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  • News from COSSBA

    News from COSSBA

    COSSBA is dedicated to sharing resources and information to support, promote, and strengthen state school boards associations.
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  • November/December Journal Offers Equity Insights

    November/December Journal Offers Equity Insights

    Discover why the time for Transformative Equity is now.
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Upcoming Events

  • 2
    Dec 2023
    Dec 2, 2023

    IASB/IASA Lake Division Legislative Breakfast 12/02/2023

    All Lake County Legislators are invited to a panel discussion on public education in Illinois. A continental breakfast will be available prior to the discussion.
  • 5
    Dec 2023
    Dec 5, 2023

    Becoming a Green Ribbon District: Fostering Environmental Sustainability, Education, and Stewardship in Your District 12/05/2023

    Hear from members of the Huntley Community SD 158 board and administrative team as they share their green initiatives journey.
  • 7
    Dec 2023
    Dec 7, 2023

    PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 113: ‘Tis the Season for Fall Policy Updates 12/07/2023

    PRESS Issue 113 has arrived! Join the PRESS Editors to review materials updated in response to bills passed during the first half of the 103rd General Assembly, plus other miscellaneous updates. Following the Issue review, stay with us for an overview of customized PRESS Plus Issue 113.
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Advocacy for School Board Members

As key stakeholders in our educational system, board members serve as an essential local resource on educational issues. Involvement by school board members in both the state and national legislative process is imperative to shaping sound education policy.

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July/August 2023 Journal CoverNovember/December Journal Offers Equity Insights

In the next Journal, revisit Educational Equity with new perspectives from Illinois education leaders.

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