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As new bills have been signed into law, we have been posting about them here on Connect. In case you missed any updates, please see below for laws that are immediately effective and are of interest to school leaders. Public Act 102-0051 - Effective Immediately, a school board must allow a student athlete to modify his or her athletic or team uniform for the purpose of modesty in clothing or attire that is in accordance with the requirements of his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an undershirt, or leggings. ...
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The school structure during the pandemic has made it easier for students to disengage from school. Spontaneous pop-ins on google meets and sporadic responses to an email have served as maximum engagement for some students. Their lack of engagement places them at risk of dropping out of high school. School districts must use every opportunity to intervene and re-engaged those students before the issue progresses. Below are some practical interventions that can be applied this summer. Overall, students want to feel connected and cared for. The school has to initiate those connections and provide social-emotional support for students.  R&R: Re-engagement ...
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The details of all events you register for with the Illinois Principals Association are available via your account online. Below you will find a video and accompanying text instructions on how to access these details. If you need any assistance, or have any questions about the above instructions, please email support@ilprincipals.org . Navigate to www.ilprincipals.org Click on My Account Click on My Account Details Log into your account by entering your registered email and password Click on My Events Click on the event whose details you need If your event is an administrator academy: Complete your  required preactivity (Handout #1) ...
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On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker delivered a combined State of the State and Budget Address .  The address was delivered  from the Illinois State Fairgrounds  in Springfield .  In his address, Governor Pritzker focused on COVID-19 recovery and Illinois’ mounting fiscal debt.   In terms of education funding for Fiscal Year 2022, which begins on July 1, Governor Pritzker committed to holding pk-12 education harmless and providing the same  funding levels as the current fiscal year .  This is in addition to  f ederal  funding for schools that was recently approved by Congress.      The Governor’s proposed budget also includes ...
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The following letter was sent to Acting U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona calling for a federal standardized testing waiver. February 9, 2021 Dear Acting Secretary Cardona: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact every corner of our state. The gross inequity the pandemic has reinforced, both in health and economic outcomes, means our least resourced students feel the brunt of the pandemic’s impact. Even as our newly elected national leadership signals that providing sustained COVID relief is a priority, we are still faced with the consequences of the paucity of relief and guidance provided by the former administration. These consequences include ...
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The following was co-signed by the Illinois Principals Association, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Chicago Teachers Union, and Illinois Educators Association. A PDF of the letter can be downloaded here . A call to action from ISBE regarding accountability is at the bottom of this post. Please note that this call to action is separate from the letter sent to ISBE by IPA, IASA, IFT, CTU and IEA. December 10, 2020 Dr. Carmen Ayala State Superintendent of Education Illinois State Board of Education 100 N. 1st Street Springfield, IL 62777 Dear Dr. Ayala: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact every ...
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We've asked the 2019-2020 IPA Region Award winners to give us a few sentences about their why, education leadership philosophy, or just something special they are working on. We hope these dispatches will lift you up, give you inspiration and remind you of your why. This note comes from Michaela Rychener, assistant principal at Hickory Grove Elementary School. During the school closure this spring, I was tagged in a retweet on Twitter, ‘Five Words.’ It got me thinking, what are five words that define how I am leading or what five words do I aspire to have guide my practice? As I was reflecting, the five words that resonated with me were, “Find joy in the ...
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We've asked the 2019-2020 IPA Region Award winners to give us a few sentences about their why, education leadership philosophy, or just something special they are working on. We hope these dispatches will lift you up, give you inspiration and remind you of your why.  This note comes from @Duane Ehmen . Duane is Iroquois West Middle School. Leadership can seriously be attributed to navigation. With navigation, you have to continually be making forward progress. Essentials to this would be knowing your destination, employing a crew that will help this become achievable, and remaining cognizant of the reefs and storms that will happen. At IWMS, I have been ...
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View in a browser August 4, 2020 K—12 schools across the country desperately need Congress to act before its August recess and provide significant additional emergency COVID-19 relief funding before the start of the 2020-21 school year.   Now is the time for school leaders to contact their senators and representatives and urge them to support the emergency funding that schools desperately need. Time is running out.   Take Action Now   ...
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View in a browser July 23, 2020 K—12 schools across the country desperately need Congress to act before its August recess and provide significant additional emergency COVID-19 relief funding before the start of the 2020-21 school year.   Time is running out! Please take a moment to contact your members of Congress to advocate for an investment in COVID-19 relief funding to schools.   Send a Message   ...
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