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2018 Illinois Report Card

FIND YOUR SCHOOL: Go beyond test scores and get a snapshot of every Illinois public school. About the Illinois Report Card

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A Swift Response!

On Friday, January 4th, 2019, Deputy District Director Greg Clause reported: Yesterday, Congressman Schneider introduced ‘The Ethics in Public Service Act’, as his...

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More than 250 new Illinois laws take effect in 2019

FULL ARTICLE: In November, Democrats regained supermajorities in both chambers of the General Assembly, improving the chances of Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker signing off...

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Would Some ESSA Magic Help End the Government Shutdown?

FULL ARTICLE: The U.S. Department of Education isn't directly affected by the government shutdown—it's among the agencies that had their funding approved last...

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Whose House? Our House Day of Action Indivisible: The Action Network ( is the progressives’ grassroots response to The Tea Party movement. It’s “a mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to...

Local 1211 is a 1000+ member teachers' union consisting of teachers, teachers' assistants, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel. Local 1211 is a member of the Illinois Federation of Teachers. The IFT supports – but does not govern – local unions and their members. The IFT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the AFL-CIO.
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