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Area high school students are invited to demonstrate their financial accounting knowledge at Western Illinois University's annual Accounting Challenge Friday, April 20. Click the article title to read more.

Staggering inequity: School districts range from having less than half to almost three times the statutory definition of adequate funding

Elementary and Middle Schools across Illinois can apply before April 13th. Click the title above to learn more.

With the participation of Western Illinois University (WIU) faculty, staff, and the help of student counselors, the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach (SAO) provides youth with unique hands–on learning opportunities that will transform the way they think about their future. Click the title above to learn more.

The PD Consortium is seeking members for its new PD Advisory Committee. If interested click the title above for more details.

Regional Office of Education #33 and Regional Office of Education #26 offer FREE High School Equivalency Prep classes throughout the school year. All classes are designed to help with exam prep, workforce preparation and aiding with the next step in life.

Congratulations to Gracie Johnson and Kourtney Showalter! Click the title above to read more.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Western Illinois University released its Summer 2018 Schedule.  Click the title above to read more.

Governor’s Signature Legacy Project partners with Illinois Math and Science Academy to inspire 4th-8th grade students in STEM careers. Applications due by April 25, 2018.

As we approach this licensure renewal season, we are focused on educators having the best experience possible with the Educator Licensure Information System. To prevent the system from overloading due to increased user traffic, ISBE will stagger renewal periods for educators according to license type. Read More by clicking the title of this News item above.

Congrats to one of our ROE26 staff members! Yet, another ROE26 staff member that is a shining example of one that shows how to CHAMPION OUR COMMUNITY!!

The Illinois State Board of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 Illinois $1,900 NBPTS Candidate Fee Subsidy. The National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University will process applications for eligible Illinois teachers and counselors. Funding has been made available for 500 candidates. Application closes on May 20, 2018.

The Interfaith Alliance of Macomb (IAM), dedicated to promoting unity and respect for all within the community, held a youth essay contest for students in first grade through high school.

Deadline is February 28, 2018. Click this article title above for more details.

Results fuel conversations about local successes in implementing new science learning standards

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced the following agenda for its regular business meeting via video conference in Springfield and Chicago at 9 a.m. Feb 14. View the information packet for the meeting at https://www.isbe.net/Documents_Board_Meetings/Feb18BoardPacket.pdf.

Nominations are open to all school aged children enrolled in public or private schools. Click the title above to learn more.

Each year, hundreds of students and teachers from across Illinois come together at the State Capitol Building in Springfield to speak with legislators about the innovative ways in which they use technology to enhance student learning. The resulting student technology showcase continues to impress upon our state legislators the importance of developing a plan to promote adequate, equalized and reliable funding to meet school technology needs.

Recommended investment for FY 2019 would fulfill state’s constitutional mandate and secure a better social and economic future for the state

Second Session starts, Tuesday, January 16. There is no cost to this class. Please call to register today!

Ricky Castro will join other state teachers of the year on the field prior to the game on Monday, Jan. 8

​In efforts to support victims of the recent natural disaster, ISBE has implemented a new policy for educators who may have been affected. Any educator who was displaced by Hurricane Maria can apply for a comparable license in Illinois without application or registration fees. ISBE is also waiving the requirement of official documentation for the issuance of the license sought.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced the following schedule for its regular business meeting at 10:30 a.m. December 13 in Springfield. View the information packet for the meeting at https://www.isbe.net/Documents_Board_Meetings/20171213-Packet.pdf.

Adults in Hancock County have new opportunities to further their education for free, thanks to a new partnership led by the local Regional Office of Education.