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Message From State Superintendent Christopher A. Koch

I hope you've been able to enjoy your summer. Many schools will be starting in just a few weeks, and I know most of you are in full swing with preparations for the challenges of next school year. We will host a Back-to-School webinar at 10 a.m. Aug. 19. I will be joined by agency staff and we will provide updates on a number of issues, including administration of the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, the state's flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver, ongoing implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards based on the Common Core, teacher and principal evaluations and Report Card metrics. 

You can register at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/326080664. The webinar is an opportunity to provide you with additional information as we head back to school. You'll be able to ask questions, and participants will also receive additional supporting materials following the webinar.

I also want to make you aware of a professional development opportunity focusing on school discipline that we are sponsoring with Loyola University. "Best Practices in Addressing Student Behaviors While Keeping Schools Safe" will address the research, application and implementation of best practices in school discipline. The state and federal legal requirements relating to school discipline will be covered as well as the research demonstrating the need for reforming school disciplinary policies.

This program qualifies for six hours of Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) from the Illinois State Board of Education. Participants can register and find more information online at www.luc.edu/law/centers/childlaw/institutes/child_education/research_outreach.html. The seminar will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, located at 25 E. Pearson St. in Chicago.

Finally, our own Board member, Dr. Vinni Hall, is being honored by the National Association of the State Boards of Education for her outstanding service to the students of Illinois. Dr. Hall has been selected to receive the NASBE 2014 Distinguished Service Award. Vinni lives in Chicago and has been a member of the Illinois State Board of Education since September 2004. She will be presented the NASBE 2014 Distinguished Service Award in October at NASBE's national conference.

Congratulations, Vinni!

Have a great week.


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