Illinois State Superintendent Tony Smith Announces Partnership with Future Ready Schools

Oct 14, 2016

I am proud to announce that Illinois is joining Future Ready! Illinois has committed to supporting school district leaders in utilizing Future Ready resources. I encourage you to take the Future Ready District Pledge to ensure that your district benefits from the free resources and professional learning opportunities available. Superintendents who sign the pledge are provided free access (for their entire district staff) to summits, workshops, interactive planning tools, mentoring, and regional networking.”

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