Senator Lightford will be recognizing those Grandparents in the community raising their grandchildren. To nominate a grandparent in your community, please contact Senator Lightford's District Office by calling (708) 343-7444 and ask for a nomination form. Click below to download the flyer.  

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The Illinois Education Association (IEA) recently honored State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford with their 2012 IEA-NEA “Friend of Education” Award.

The IEA’s Executive Committee voted to bestow Senator Lightford with this award in recognition of her “support and lengthy collaborative relationship with the education community.”

A long-time advocate for education in Illinois, Senator Lightford led the effort to pass landmark education reform last year. See photos, below:

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Under a new law sponsored by Senator Kimberly A. Lightford, parents will have access to a newly designed school report that will show them how their child’s school is performing in three key areas – student outcomes, student progress, and school environment – beginning in 2013. The legislation was recently signed into law by Governor Quinn. See photos from the bill signing ceremony below.

Listen to Senator Lightford describe the impact of this new legislation:
Listen to Senator Lightford describe the new features of the revamped report:
Listen to Senator Lightford discuss Illinois' recent advancements in education:

Senator Lightford gave the following statement at the ceremony: “Parents have a right to know how their child’s school is performing. It’s also important for us to be able to track vital information about student progress so that we can determine what policies and practices are working and how we can do better.” Click "Read More" to read the entire news release.

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Illinois Senate Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) hosted a successful College Fair for high school seniors in Westchester on Saturday, November 12. Nearly 50 students and their families attended the event to learn about the college application process and what resources are avaible to aid them as they make decisions about their future.

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