The Illinois Resource Center is saddened to hear of the passing of long-time IRC supporter, Zoila Garcia. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family. Zoila Garcia, a passionate proponent of dual education, passed away June 7, 2020. Ms. Garcia had been principal at Whittier Elementary School in Chicago and, previous to that assignment, had been a long time educator at Inter-American Magnet School. In those roles, she touched the lives of countless students and families, particularly honoring their languages and cultures. Zoila will be sorely missed. Donations in memory of Zoila Garcia can be made through PayPal/credit card or via check payable [...]
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The latest commentary from your most trusted professional learning organization By S. Rogel Annual Statewide ESSA Conference The annual ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) was held in Chicago on February 10 - 12, 2020 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel. This year's conference theme, "The Equity Imperative," reflected the importance of promoting practices that improve student academic outcomes for communities across the state. We worked hard to bring you exceptional speakers including State Superintendent Carmen Ayala and Chief Executive Officer for CPS Janice Jackson (Monday). Jason Leahy, Executive Director of the IL Principals Association, and Chip Donohue, Founding Director [...]