Connect Americans Now presents: The Digital Divide and Rural America: The Urgency of Connectivity in the Era of COVID-19

Join Connect Americans Now and a tremendous panel of leaders representing agricultural producers & farmers, American enterprise & innovators, rural communities, educators & students and veterans for a briefing on:

1) The impact of the digital divide on these constituencies and the urgency for action, particularly in the time of COVID-19.

2) The commendable progress that has been made to clear regulatory burdens to innovation, maximize spectrum resources, improve data and expand connectivity.

3) The actions Congress can take to tackle this urgent problem and completely eliminate the digital divide in rural America.

2020 College Changes Everything Conference

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the parameters of the recent Restore Illinois regional, five-phase plan to reopen Illinois, we will not be hosting the July 9th in-person College Changes Everything (CCE) Conference®.

As we all continue to adapt, plan, and respond to the new challenges brought by the pandemic, we are working to determine how we might best provide sessions and speakers to support efforts across the state that promote college access and success and career readiness for students.  As more details are available, this website will be updated accordingly. Please check back periodically.  Questions about the conference can be directed to

Register Now for the National Freshman Success Institute!

Join the Network for College Success for seven days of powerful learning with teams of educators from across the country at the National Freshman Success Institute.

Read all the details here.

2020 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Nomination

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) thanks you for investing your time to nominate a great family educator for the 2020 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award. NCFL and Toyota initiated this partnership 24 years ago to recognize the teachers in the nation who are best at engaging families in the educational process. School and community-based teachers who are exceptional at engaging families are eligible for nomination.

Following a careful review of the selection criteria, please complete the online nomination form. You do have the option to fill in individual sections, save your incomplete entry, and return to your initiated application form at another time. All required sections must be completed before submitting your nomination.

Please submit your nomination no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT on Friday, June 26, 2020. For assistance or questions, please contact Angel Chichester at