IASB Journal January/February 2018 

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Welcome to the January/February 2018 issue of The Illinois School Board Journal. Selected articles are available below in text form. For other articles, click the digital edition link above.

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Feature Articles

  • Passing the torch

    By James Russell
    Retired from the IASB Communications department after 17-plus years, Jim Russell reflects on good ideas, not-so-good ideas, good people, and the ambitious projects undertaken in his tenure.
  • Effective boards require PD for teachers, administrators, and themselves

    By Keith Pain
    Professional development is critical in the public education setting, creating a focus on high expectations and continuous improvement.

Regular Features


  • Board members are rare birds

    By David E. Bartz
    After attending the Joint Annual Conference with family, a veteran educator of educators has this piece of advice for school board members: "Don't ever change."