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Come find out more about the recent release of ISBE’s Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion RFPs which are due January 12, 2018.

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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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At a time when the talent demands of the U.S. economy are escalating more rapidly than ever, when employers’ bottom lines are being hurt by the inability to secure desperately needed talent, when U.S. universities remain talent magnets for regions, states, the nation, and the globe, we seem intent on performing stupid magic tricks to make talent disappear.

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Dr. Mary Kay Scharf, Director of Principal Leadership at Bloomington Public Schools and Assistant Professor at Illinois State University presented Preparing Principals: The Illinois Story on November 1, 2017 at the Utah Legislature's Education Interim Committee meeting. 

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The Center for the Study of Education Policy (CSEP) has received a Stone Foundation grant for $60,000 that will run from November 1, 2017, through October 30, 2018. 

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Erika Hunt, Alicia Haller, and Lisa Hood of the Center for the Study of Education Policy have had their book proposal accepted by Routledge Research titled, Reforming Principal Preparation at the State Level: Perspectives on Policy Reform from Illinois.

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The Center for the Study of Education Policy's Dr. James Applegate is being recognized as he has been successful in moving higher education forward in difficult times. The award will be given at the upcoming I-AIR Forum on November 8, 2017.

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Michaela Fray, IL-PART District University Partnership Coordinator and Jill Reis, Regional Superintendent of ROE #1 presented Growing Success: The Need for Rural Schools to Collaboratively Succession Plan to Grow and Sustain Their Leadership Pipelines at the National Rural Education Association Conference in Columbus, Ohio on October 13, 2017. 

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Erika Hunt has joined the Statewide Research Steering Committee to explore the question of whether and how we might strengthen our ability to use data and drive research at the state level to improve educational practice and policy across the birth-workforce continuum. 

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Are you looking for ways to improve your student and program outcomes? Learn about Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines for effective teachers. Understand how DAP…

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