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MACOMB, IL - - It is estimated that by 2019-2020, Illinois will need 20,000-24,000 new educators, and WIU is working to help meet that need. Western Illinois University's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) is rolling out the Great River Teacher Corps, a new scholarship opportunity for teacher educationstudents, where WIU students can receive from $2,000-4,000 annually. The application deadline is Friday, July 20.

Regional Offices of Education #26 and #33 have hired Julia Burns of Macomb in the new position of Professional Development Coordinator, helping the two regional offices expand and improve their PD Consortium serving eight counties stretching from Galesburg to Macomb. Click the title to read more.

Signs legislation to reform and modernize licensure, expand pilot on competency-based high school graduation

Students statewide to take PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT beginning spring 2019

State Board, Illinois Education Association, and Illinois Federation of Teachers honor outstanding teachers, librarians, and health professionals from across the state

The YWCA Canton will host a Summer Food Service Program sites in Fulton County this year.  School-aged kids may enjoy free lunch in Canton, Lewistown, and Cuba from June 1 to August 10.   Click link above to learn more.

Genesis Garden will provide free meals for anyone age 18 or younger in three locations this summer. Click the link above to learn more.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Western Illinois University would like to share the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Schedule.  The schedule includes graduate offerings in literacy education, social studies education, and special education.  All of the courses are online offerings.  Click the link above to learn more.

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION GRANTS FOR TEACHERS - Due June 1 The IRTA Foundation continues to work toward the future by offering $36,500 in grant money to educators.

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