Today’s observers of higher education associate Grapevine with data on state fiscal support for higher education.  The release of Grapevine data each year garners considerable media attention, focused particularly on the questions of whether funding has increased or declined and in which states. State policy makers use the data, in conjunction with SHEEO’s State Higher Education Finance report, to show how funding in their states fares in relation to others. Researchers also analyze the data, tracking long-term trends and investigating the causes of funding increases and declines.


In his latest video, Jim Applegate, visiting professor at the Center for the Study Education Policy, identifies the changes needed in societal attitudes and in the nature of teacher preparation programs themselves to create the 21st century teachers we need to educate 21st century students.


Dr. James Applegate of the Center for the Study of Education Policy (CSEP) attended and spoke at the Innovation and Public-Private Partnership in Higher Education conference held April 3–4 in Arlington, Virginia.


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. 

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Below are upcoming opportunities to explore.

Young child writing

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

K-12 Education students in a school hallway

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

Teaching & Leadership

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

Higher Education Classroom

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

Community Group

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