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Summer is a great time to plan for and even execute professional development for early education.  The B-3 Continuity Project partnered with Pat Chamberlain and Julie Kallenbach to present a series of trainings on Developmentally Appropriate Practices.  Through further collaboration, we are now happy to offer a comprehensive professional development option.

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Ashley Long, Ph.D., the director of the Illinois Birth-to-Third Grade Continuity Project at the Center for the Study of Education Policy, was able to sit down with leaders from the field of social work to discuss potential ways that local partnerships can address society’s grand challenges.

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The 8th Annual College Changes Everything® (CCE) Conference in Tinley Park on Thursday, July 19, 2018, brings together educators, government, business and non-profit leaders, other professionals, and students to share information, ideas and best practices to help Illinois students navigate a path for success.

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In this edition of the SLP Highlights, how ISU used School Leadership Program funding to test and implement academies for administrators across the state is shared. 

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Lisa Hood, of Illinois State University’s Center for the Study of Education Policy, and Pam Rosa, of Rosa Educational Consulting and the Danielson Group, will present at the National Association of Elementary School Principal’s (NAESP) 2018 PreK-8 Principal’s Conference in Orlando, Florida being held July 9-11, 2018.

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Several team members traveled last week for Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Project Director’s Conference at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.  Pictured left to right Erika Hunt, Darlene Ruscitti, Alicia Haller, Carmen Bergmann, Molly Allen, and Eric Larsen.

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A team from Illinois and Tennessee met in Chicago on June 21-22 to begin work on a series of micro-credentials for principals on equity.

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As a member of the National Expert Advisory Committee for the Strong Start to Finish (SSTF) initiative funded by the Gates, Kresge, and Great Lakes Foundations, James Applegate will be meeting with first round grantees in DC this week to assess their progress and share lessons learned.

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The Illinois Birth-to-Third (B-3) Continuity Project hosted its fourth annual conference June 13–14, 2018.

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Michaela Fray (Regional Office of Education #1), Dr. Mary Kay Scharf (Illinois State University), and Paty Huizar (Greely Center for Catholic Schools) presented "IL-PARTnering for Success: Perspective from the Coordinators" at the Teacher Quality Programs (TQP) Summit June 14-15, 2018 in Washington DC based on their work with the Illinois Partnerships Advancing Rigorous Training (IL-PART) Grant.

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James Applegate’s essay on why and how we must improve equity and fairness in higher education was published as part of the release of the new report by the PELL Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States.

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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.