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Illinois State University's Center for the Study of Education Policy has been awarded a three-year, $12.5 million Supporting Effective Educator Development grant by the U.S. Department of Education.

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The best way to have systematic improvement is by building regional capacity. Through distributed leadership practices and an intentional focus on instructional improvements, principals will have more time to engage teachers in efforts that lead to improved student outcomes.

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Few issues over the last several decades have been the subject of more talk, reports, initiatives, and debate than the persistent gaps in college success for underserved students.

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Jim Applegate, a visiting professor in Illinois State’s Center for the Study of Education Policy, is helping facilitate this year’s ISU Leadership Initiative. 

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Lisa Hood joins a panel discussion at the Promising Math Program on October 13, 2017.

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In order to more effectively serve Illinois children and families, the State is aligning and transforming state and local systems to assure collective impact across service sectors. 

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Sharing a Vision Conference in Peoria, IL

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Upcoming webinar: On October 24, 9am to noon, Drs. Hood & Rosa will present an Illinois Administrators Academy on Maximizing the Charlotte Danielson Framework in Early Childhood Classrooms for the Illinois Principals Association (IL Administrators Academy credits). 

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Teachers and leaders will deepen their knowledge of the Planning, Teaching, Observation, and Reflection teacher evaluation process and leave with a toolkit to strengthen their next evaluation experience.

Early childhood education colored pencils

Below are resources for early childhood professionals and those serving the early childhood community.

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The following resources focus on the educational climate and betterment of those serving the K–12 educational community.

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The following is a list of recent resources for those focused on the professional improvement of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders.

Higher Education textbook

Here are some new resources and news for the field of higher education.

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The following resources might be helpful to school districts and the community partners who work with them.