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New Illinois Education Model Sent Off For Federal Review

After dozens of listening sessions and meetings with hundreds of parents, educators and administrators, the Illinois State Board of Education announced it has submitted its plan to replace the No Child Left Behind Act to the federal government for review.

State Superintendent Tony Smith said the board had turned in its state model for the Every Student Succeeds Act to the U.S. Department of Education by Monday’s early deadline. That move comes about three weeks after the state board unanimously approved the plan, which details ISBE’s new school quality measurements and support systems.