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IL-PART members Maureen Kincaid, Kathleen King and Kathy Black were accepted to present at the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting.

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Come find out more about the recent release of the Illinois State Board of Education’s Prevention Initiative (PI) request for proposal (RFP), which is due February 9. Time will be allowed for technical assistance to discuss key topics within the RFP. Professional development will be provided about accessing and using data in your community, collaborative planning and supporting the Birth-to-Third Grade pipeline.

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Lynne Haeffele and James Applegate of the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University shared their thoughts on the "60 by 25" initiative in an article in the Pantagraph titled McLean County ahead of state in reaching education goal.

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James Applegate of the Center for the Study of Education policy shares his thoughts with the Pantagraph on funding and pipeline partnerships between higher education and local businesses. 

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Alica Haller and Erika Hunt attended the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Grantee Post Award meeting December 4 and 5, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.  

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Lisa Hood, Ph.D., and Erika Hunt, Ph.D., analysts and researchers attended the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant meeting December 7 at the University of Miami in Florida. The SEED grant program provides funding to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of evidence-based preparation, development, or enhancement opportunities for educators.

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Ashley Long, of the Center for the Study of Education Policy, presented at the Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE) Prevention Initiative Forum December 6 in Springfield.

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The Birth-to-Third Grade Continuity Project hosted a webinar about Why Developmentally Appropriate Practices Impact Student Outcomes on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Julie Kallenbach presented an introduction to DAP and how it can improve student outcomes. 

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Two in-person workshops on Professional Development & Technical Assistance for ISBE's RFPs were held on December 11 and 12. A recording and all materials from these events are now available.

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Professor Maureen Kincaid (North Central College), Assistant Professor Kathy Black (North Central College) and Assistant Professor Kathleen King (North Central College) presented An Immersive Collaborative Approach to Principal Internships on November 10, 2017.

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Dr. Erika Hunt, senior policy analyst at Illinois State’s Center for the Study of Education Policy, presented  Piloting Comprehensive School Leadership (CSL) Hubs as a Collective Approach to Strengthen School Leadership November 10, 2017 at the 15th Annual Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium. 

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Erika Hunt, senior policy analyst at Illinois State’s Center for the Study of Education Policy, presented "Improving Teacher Preparation Policy and Program: Building a High-Quality Teacher Workforce in Illinois" October 27 at Illinois Associate of Colleges for Teacher Education's (IACTE) Fall 2017 Conference.

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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.

High School Hallway

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.