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No Child Left Behind Institute
Herlinda Macias (ADI), front left, NS Catherine Petersen (ADI), back left, with NCLB Partners Ronald Lawless (Illinois State Board of Education), Denice Hildebrandt (ADI), Chris Dennison and Laural Bault (District U-46) following the NCLB Leadership Conference on June 21st.
NCLB Institute Coordinators
For further information on the NCLB Institutes or to register, please contact one of the NCLB Institute Coordinators in your area.

Chicago Region
Catherine Petersen

Metro East Region
Bernadette Anderson

Southern Region
ADI - Cairo Education Center
2403 Walnut Street
Cairo, IL 62914
Jean Ratliff
What is the purpose of the NCLB Institute?
The purpose of the NCLB Institute is to provide up-to-date information and practical tools to school personnel, community agency personnel, and parent leaders so that they can inform parents about the Illinois accountability system and the provisions of No Child Left Behind.

Who should attend?

School personnel, staff of community-based and faith-based organizations, and parent leaders interested in informing parents about the Illinois accountability system, NCLB, school choice, and supplemental education services.

What do parents need to know?

Pillars of NCLB
Accountability for results, flexibility, what works, and parental choice

Illinois State Board of Education Accountability System
School report cards, adequate yearly progress (AYP), learning standards, testing, safer schools, qualifications of school personnel, school improvement status, and more

School Choice
Assessing school safety, discipline, level of learning, options, eligibility and transportation issues

Supplemental Services
Eligibility, matching your child’s learning needs, state approved providers, transportation and more

Informed parents make better decisions about their children’s education

What will be the follow-up to the NCLB Institute?

In each region of the state, local community-based and faith-based organizations will help parents make informed decisions about thier children's education through:

• Community NCLB Workshops

• Family Guidance Sessions


NCLB Brochure
NCLB Institute
The NCLB Institute's purpose is
to provide up-to-date
NCLB Institute Schedule
NCLB Institute - Central Region

NCLB Institute
- Chicago Region

NCLB Institute - Metro East Region

NCLB Institute - Southern Region

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