A diverse coalition of teachers, K-12 administrators, higher education institutions, and advocacy organizations have come together to call on leaders to address the state’s urgent need to increase the number of teachers and to elevate the teaching profession in 2018 and beyond.  The coalition, Teachers for Illinois' Future: Investing in Teachers for All Students Today and Tomorrow, has a vision that all students, especially those who need the most, have access to the teachers they need to prepare them for college and career.


Two different Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) Trainings have been planned.


Have you ever wondered what home visiting programs do? Or, how to better connect with families receiving home visiting services? The Illinois Birth-to-Third Grade (B-3) Continuity Project is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.


The Illinois Birth-to-Third Grade (B-3) Continuity Conference is set for June 13-14, 2018 at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, Illinois. 


Save the date for the upcoming IL-PART 2018 Symposium to be held May 7, 2018 in Bloomington, IL. Join us for lessons…


Several members of the Center for the Study of Education Policy met with key stakeholders in the state of Illinois January 22. 


Data reported by the states in the latest Grapevine survey indicate that initially approved state fiscal support for higher education nationwide increased by a modest 1.6 percent from fiscal 2016–2017 (fiscal 2017) to fiscal year 2017–2018 (fiscal 2018). This is the lowest annual percent increase in the past five years. Almost all of the increase between fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2018 was accounted for by appropriations in only three relatively large states: California, Florida, and Georgia. Total funding across the remaining 47 states rose by only 0.2 percent.


Dr. Jim Applegate builds on his previous video arguing for the benefits of greater college attention to adult learners with a description of HOW colleges can succeed with this large and important student population. What will it take to grow adult enrollment and degrees?

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Below are upcoming opportunities to explore.

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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.

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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.