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Roycealee J. Wood - Educational Reform Act 1985

Roycealee Wood discusses her involvement with the 1985 Education Reform Act as a Counselor and Career Advisor in the North Chicago School Districts and later as Assistant and then Regional Superintendent of Schools for Lake County, Illinois. She reviews her involvement with the development of Learning Goals and local Assessments and also discusses the role of Reading Recovery in Lake County schools through the Reading Improvement Grant. Regional Superintendent Wood talks about the Regional Office of Education’s (ROE) role in professional development, gifted, Administrators Academy compliance visits, life safety, bus driver certification, alternative education, truant intervention, substitute certification, school reorganization, and bilingual education. She further discusses the role of the regional offices and their relationship to the State Board of Education and local districts.

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