Parents who like to get information about their kids’ schools are in for a bonanza. The Illinois Report Card has been recognized by a national education commission as the best resource of its kind, says the Illinois State Board of Education. “There’s a lot of data about college readiness and about how well our schools are doing,” says Mary Fergus, a spokeswoman for the board. There’s also information about teacher and principal retention, performance, demographics, and more.
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Fergus, who says the citation was given by the Education Commission of the States, says the results of the 5 Essentials survey will be incorporated as well. The newest information is due on the site Oct. 31.