Illinois State Board of Education

Parents and teachers of the Jonesboro School District are dismayed at a ruling by the Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, that puts the district’s pre-kindergarten program in jeopardy.   For nearly 30 years, Jonesboro Elementary School has funded its pre-k classes with grant money from the...
The Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, this week announced the 10 finalists for the 2018 Illinois teacher of the year.  One of the finalists is Jamie Nash-Mayberry. Nash-Mayberry is a social studies teacher at Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake. The high school is part of Shawnee Community Unit...
The Illinois State Board of Education has partnered with Southern Illinois University Carbondale on a groundbreaking new process for scoring a large-scale student academic performance assessment. More than 400,000 Illinois students took the Illinois Science Assessment, ISA, for the first time in...
A measure has been signed into law which is designed to ensure the transition to classrooms is made easier for out-of-state teachers moving to Illinois.  State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, R-Okawville, a cosponsor of the bill, and State Rep. Terri Bryant, B-Murphysboro, joined Gov. Bruce Rauner when he...
Illinois State Board of Education state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith visited Century School on Monday, Oct. 31. STEM and FFA students prepared a lunch for him and had a roundtable discussion. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith visited Southern Illinois on Monday, Oct. 31.  Smith began his visit to the region at Vienna High School, where student council members gave him a tour of the school. He then visited Vienna Grade School, where junior high...
Members of the Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, had the opportunity at an Aug. 25 meeting to view the preliminary state-level results from the 2015-16 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, PARCC, assessment.  The initial release was part of a commitment to...
The Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, has announced that it will provide the College Board’s SAT exam, including a writing component, at no cost to all public high school juniors during the 2016-17 school year. The SAT will replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and...

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