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News Stand: Feb. 2023
The "Inauguration Mini-Edition" of the News Stand newsletter is here!
New Illinois State Superintendent
Congratulations to Dr. Tony Sanders on his appointment to the role of State Superintendent!
They’re Counting on Us
“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you …
Illinois Needs a Path to Adequate School Funding
Let’s stand up for Illinois children and support the school funding they need to get the …
Priority Issues for Springfield
Let’s congratulate our elected leaders on their inauguration and urge them to focus on issues that …
Before We Start the Countdown
We achieved so much this year thanks to generous supporters just like you who bolstered our …
There’s Still Time…
The clock is ticking down, but there’s still time to invest in the important work of …
Wrapping Things Up
In this season of giving, please consider a donation to continue supporting our work and achieving …
Addressing the Literacy Crisis
Your support today will help us keep up the momentum on improving literacy!
Sparks of Change
When we look back on 2022 and all we achieved together, we see so many positive …
We’ve Got a Ways to Go
Stand with us and urge lawmakers to include $550 million in new funding for Illinois schools.
Illinois Needs to Step Their Game Up
Teachers are one of the most trusted voices on issues impacting education, and for good reason. …
Every Little Bit Helps
Today is Giving Tuesday and a busy email day, so I’ll make this short and sweet. …
Thankful for Kindness
Each Thanksgiving season I try to take a moment to pause and really reflect on what …
Illinois Kindness
You can just feel it when a school has made kindness one of their core values. …
The Look on Their Faces
As a special education teacher, I try to make all my students feel appreciated and important. …
How We Did
Illinoisans made their voices heard. Up and down the state, Election Day showed intensity and dedication …
Make it Count
All the campaign ads, canvassers, mailers, and texts have led us to one of my favorite …
Not Much Time Left
Campaign season is flying, and we’re nearly at the finish line. Have you made your plan …
Stand’s Endorsed Candidates
If your experience has been anything like mine, every time you turn on the TV or …