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American Institutes for Research Named IL-EMPOWER Professional Learning Partner

Leading provider of district and school improvement to serve Illinois schools and drive higher student achievement Naperville, IL—The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has selected American Institutes for Research (AIR) as an ISBE professional learning partner to build the educational capacity of schools identified as needing the most support. AIR is an approved learning […]

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Illinois CSI Promotes Turning Theory into Practical Application

Read as Executive Director Dr. Betheny Lyke shares her thoughts with the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) on the importance of forming communities of practice via learning networks for continuous improvement that leads to systemic change. In this article, Dr. Lyke highlights how Illinois CSI created District Leadership Team Learning Networks and Principals Institutes […]

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The Illinois CSI Effect: Leading the Way to Continuous Improvement

The Illinois Center for School Improvement (Illinois CSI) at American Institutes for Research presents the video series The Illinois CSI Effect: Leading the Way to Continuous Improvement. The videos in this series highlight the stories of five rural and urban Illinois districts, providing a sample of the positive changes happening across the state as a […]

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Illinois Center for School Improvement June 2017 Newsletter

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Fighting for Equity in Schools As we celebrate the end of another school year, I am excited about the great strides made by school districts across the state served by Illinois CSI. There is, however, much more work to be done to ensure that this transformation continues and that all of […]

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Leadership Coaching for School Improvement

By increasing the capacity and stability of leaders and teachers, low-performing schools may improve student performance and increase graduation rates. This video explores a leadership coaching program that has produced considerable improvements at an Illinois high school. Watch the video to learn more about the improvements.

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