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JAC
IASB has launched a new initiative to focus attention on the importance and value of public schools in Illinois. "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" invites local school districts to solicit and encourage public support for public education. This campaign includes video messages, wristbands and lapel pins. Logos and templates for signs are also available.
JAC
Pre-registration for the 2014 Joint Annual Conference continues through Oct. 23. Information and instructions for registration and housing is available online. Click HERE for the instructions and to download corresponding registration and housing forms.
Journal
In this issue of the Journal, read about how average school administrator salaries in Illinois withstood the recession and survived - barely - cuts to state funding in the economically uncertain years that followed. Also, discover how an Illinois school district created a successful partnership for infrastructure improvements and delve into the history of federal challenges to school funding.
Newsbulletin
Find out about school finance referendums on the ballot in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election, and read about a new law that extends the moratorium on virtual charter schools for two more years. Other new laws concerning public schools are included, as well, along with a list of school board election materials now available online and Conference plans such as the Chicago Schools Tour. Coverage also includes: teacher strikes, school board election law revisions, and more.
Alliance
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 (10/10/14).



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