Art Alliance Illinois

In the next two weeks, arts education in Illinois could take a major step forward — but we need your help to make it happen.

Illinois will soon adopt a State Plan for implementing the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Plan will establish how Illinois supports K–12 schools and how it measures school success, including which factors indicate school quality.

If the Plan includes arts education as an indicator, it will uphold the arts as central to school quality and reward schools for increasing arts access and participation.

Good News.....HB 440 was defeated

Good News.....HB 440 was defeated in committee on February 23rd. House Education Committee members took notice of the overwhelming number of witness slips that were filed. Your activism had an impact on their decision. Thank you!
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U-46 to issue guidance on immigration for schools, parents

How will suburban schools be affected by reversal of transgender guidelines?

Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

Betsy DeVos is off to a rocky start - VIDEO

CPS tells principals not to allow immigration officials in schools without warrant

HB 826 - Social Workers

Illinois House Bill 826 has been drafted and filed on behalf of Illinois School Social workers.
This bill would restrict "school social work services" to ONLY school social workers. This is a generic term. It is defined in Federal and Illinois legislation. It includes:

Column: 'Grand Bargain' still looks to me like no deal - Eric Zorn

Speaking of earnest attempts at real solutions, the idea of a "grand bargain" bipartisan state budget deal in the Illinois Senate is still alive.

Oppose again HB440, HB663, HB793 Immediate Attention Needed - IAHPERD

Take Action: HB 440 OPPONENT Eliminate PE
HB 440 (Chief Sponsor Representative Ives)
Permanently diminishes physical education requirements.

Tack Action: HB 663 OPPONENT Allows School Districts to Eliminate Mandates
HB 663 (Chief Sponsor Representative Thomas Morrison) Allows school districts to eliminate mandates

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