North Cook Intermediate Service Center & Regional Office of Education

1001 E. Touhy Avenue, Suite 200 • Des Plaines, IL 60018

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What's Happening in North Cook?

  • New NCISC Partnership

    North Cook ISC has announced a new partnership with IL-ASCD. Read here for more information!

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  • Congratulations Educators!

    We would like to recognize 31 educators who achieved or renewed their National Board Teacher Certification. This is an extraordinary undertaking while serving in a role as educator, and their dedication is commendable.

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  • NCISC's Tom Bookler • Advocate for the Homeless

    Dr. Tom Bookler has served as an advocate for the homeless and as a McKinney-Vento Regional Educational Liaison for over 15 years. In this role, he works with the 39 school districts in the North Cook Intermediate Service Center (ISC) / Regional Office of Education #5 area on training and monitors requirements of school districts to support McKinney-Vento homeless students and their families, as well as unaccompanied minors.

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  • 12th Annual ISC Scripps Spelling Bee

    South Cook ISC, in partnership with Pepper Construction and Wight & Company, is honored to sponsor and host the North, South, and West 40 ISC Scripps Spelling Bee. Click on "12th Annual ISC Scripps Spelling Bee" above for the flyer!

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  • FY21 North Cook Releases Annual Report

    The North Cook Intermediate Service Center (ISC) / Regional Office of Education #5, located in Des Plaines, has released its annual report for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here to read the report.

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  • Niche Released its 2022 Best Schools List!

    Niche released its 2022 Best Schools List on September 20, 2021, and North Cook schools and school districts are well represented. In the category of Best Public High Schools in the Chicago Area, 13 North Cook high schools fall into the Top 50. In addition, six of our seven high school districts are listed among the Top 100 Best High School Districts in America.

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  • National Blue Ribbon Schools

    Three North Cook area schools have been named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The National Blue Ribbon designation is awarded for overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps.

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  • PD Hours Needed To Renew Your License

    Are you prepared for your license renewal? Here is some good information that was provided by ISBE.

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  • New Resources for Job Seekers

    NEW! Are you seeking employment in education? Look for job postings in all North Cook school districts or across Illinois. Learn more here...

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