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Recent national data show that nine out of ten students in this country attend public schools. Additionally national polls consistently show that the majority of Americans, both republican and democrat, approve of their neighborhood schools. They oppose closing them down, even when...

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As we continue to navigate the unchartered waters of a new administration in Washington, D.C. and today’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education, becoming even more engaged and diligent in our efforts to share the overwhelming success students achieve through public education.

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Bette Davis said in the movie All About Eve, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.” That’s what it might feel like for us in public education given the recent President-Elect cabinet nominees, and most specifically related to the Secretary of Education nominee, Betsy Devos

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Now this is truly “unprecedented times” as this week marks a period in the history of politics that we haven’t seen. This election season has a strong exclamation point as it demonstrates with great certainty that money, polls and debates are not as predictive of potential outcomes as they once were. We do know that we are entering a new era of political leadership...

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FED ED recently met with legislators and attended a legislative conference in Washington, D.C. We discussed the important priorities of the complex and diverse needs of our member suburban districts in Illinois. Our discussions included reiterating the spirit and implementation of ESSA, Perkins Reauthorization and Appropriations for Title I...

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Many times there appears to be a distinct separation between federal and state educational decision making and influence. This past Tuesday the FED ED took a deliberate step toward bridging these two important levels of government. The FED ED hosted a Legislative Breakfast and had the good fortune of having Congressman Dold, from the 10th District, Congressman Hultgren, from...

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This is clearly a year of transition – a year of transition as we head into the final phase of the presidential campaigning and pending election with the promise of continued colorful debates and controversy unprecedented in previous election periods. It is also a time of transition as the first set of ESSA regulations begin to influence and bridge federal oversight...

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