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The Wallace Foundation has released a four-part video series exploring Illinois’ bold actions to revamp the way school principals are prepared.

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The Illinois Birth to Third Grade Continuity Project is hosting a webinar on play-based learning from 9-11 a.m. Thursday December 1.

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Podcasts Available: Conversations on Advancing Early Learning The Institute for Child Success released four PFS feasibility studies Implicit Bias Understanding IL Early Childhood System

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CCSSO and the Aspen Institute Release New State Framework for Advancing Equity through ESSA Looks and Sounds Like an Effective Teacher High School Graduation Rate Hits Record High of 83.2 Percent High Schools Create Career Connections Study: To raise graduation rates, increase number of adults in community What's Your Innovation Index? Teachers' Trust is a Must Sources of Newly Hired Teachers in the United States How Kindergarten Entry Assessments are Used in Public Schools and How They Correlate With Spring Assessments Study Finds Explosion in the Number of School Districts Working on Integration

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How Denver, CO’s School Tax Increase Could Help Teacher Aides Become Teachers and Diversify the Workforce New Leaders just unveiled a new website Listening to and Learning from Teachers: A Summary of Focus Groups on the Common Core and Assessments Creating a Coherent System to Support Instruction Aligned with State Standards: Promising Practices of the Louisiana Department of Education The National Conference of State Legislatures

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Stepping-Stone or Off-Ramp? Lumina Revises Plan for Completion Push Report: Minority Students Overrepresented in Less Selective Colleges State-Federal Partnerships in Postsecondary Education Gallup Gauges Graduate Degree Holders' Views MO Pushes Initiative for Students to Take More Classes and Graduate Quicker