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Nearly than 10,000 school leaders and guests attended the 2018 Joint Annual Conference. Information about this year's Conference will be posted online as it becomes available. Look back at 2018 Conference highlights on Facebook and Twitter and using #ILjac18.
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 (11/30/18).
The November/December edition of The Illinois School Board Journal looks at trauma-informed practices and their implementation in several Illinois school districts. These stories are illustrated with the concept of Kintsugi, "golden joinery," or Kintsukuroi, "golden repair." This centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold lacquer gives each piece a unique appearance and, and the tradition indicates, creates an even more beautiful work of art.
Here are resources to help school leaders be proactive in improving your security measures and reassuring your community that proper safety protocols are in place.

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