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January/February 2018

This issue is also available as a digital version

Here is the complete Table of Contents for the January/February issue of The Illinois School Board Journal. Highlighted articles are available here in full-text form. For other articles, click the digital version link above, or check your mailbox for your issue of the Journal. To request copies of the print version, contact:

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  • Public education officials lead by learning
    By Kara Kienzler; Photography by Robert Levy
    Review the 2017 Joint Annual Conference's professional development for public school leaders in Illinois and revisit "Leading by Learning" in words and pictures. (Available as a digital version)


  • 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.
  • Commentary: 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."
  • Rising above the storm
    By Roger White
    In the wake of devastating Hurricane Harvey, a Texas school district responds with strength and resilience.



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