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When parents send their children to school, they expect they will be in a safe, welcoming environment. ROE26 is doing its part to keep that promise, via educator fingerprinting. Click the title above to learn more.

A human foosball tournament and surrounding events, planned with the help of a Western Illinois University Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) class, raised nearly $4,000 for the Center for Youth and Family Solutions (CYFS).  Click the title above to learn more.

Four years after its debut, a new statewide study from regional school superintendents finds Illinois’ serious teacher shortage continues to worsen, especially in school districts in central and southern Illinois. Click the title to read more.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Western Illinois University is sharing the Summer 2019 schedule. The schedule includes graduate offerings in language arts, reading, science curriculum in the elementary school, and special education. All of the courses for this summer are online offerings and will be taught by tenured or tenure-track faculty within the department. Click the title above to learn more.

For over 26 years, the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has been awarding scholarships for youth to attend the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute (CGTI). CGTI is a 5-day youth leadership conference sponsored by the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA). It is an award-winning program that offers opportunities for teenagers around the state to learn about leadership, healthy choices and working with others to create better communities. Click the title to learn more.

Chatter Matters! @ WIU

February 28, 2019

Chatter Matters is a five-week program with a focus on developing receptive/expressive language skills, motor speech skills, social skills, sensory-motor integration, and gross/fine motor skills. Click the title above to learn more.

State Board elects officers and Chairperson appoints committee chairs. Click the title above to learn more.

Western Illinois University's Great River Teacher Corps (GRTC) program is meeting the need for more rural teacher education student scholarships by offering seven for the 2019-20 academic year. Click the title above to learn more.

The McDonough County Quality of Life Youth Task Force is pleased to announce our annual awards program to recognize youth residing in McDonough County.

“Funding a Civil Right: Quality Education for All” charts path for all Illinois children to succeed." Click the title above to learn more.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced the following agenda for its regular business meeting at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 16 in Springfield. Click the title above to read more.

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Public Act 100-0772 provides that any educator registering their Educator License with Stipulations endorsed for Paraprofessional (ELS-PARA) on or after July 1, 2018, shall pay license registration fees in the amount of $5 per year rather than $10. Any educator who registered an ELS-PARA between July 1, 2018, and October 16, 2018 may qualify for a refund. Click the title above to learn more.

ROE26 will be closed from December 24, 2018 to January 2, 2019.  We will reopen at 8am on January 3, 2019.

The Illinois State Historical Society is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Outstanding Teacher Award. Click the title above to learn more.

ISBE needs your assistance as it works with the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson to redesign licensure content tests in the areas of Foreign Language: Arabic, Foreign Language: Korean, Science: Chemistry, and Science: Earth & Space Science. Click the title above to learn more.

School districts now have flexibility to define instructional days locally based on what will improve student outcomes

New designation for every school drives resources to students in the greatest need. Click the title to read more.

Initiative aims to bring in new students, keep students in state

The ROE26 Business Office is moving from Lewistown to Canton! Starting October 29, the ROE26 Business Office will be located at 735 E. Locust Street in Canton.  Phone and Fax numbers remain the same.

Three open hearings and #MyEduBudget social media campaign provide opportunities to voice what funding students need

New WIU Application Rolls Out

September 12, 2018

Western Illinois University has unveiled a new application that will allow prospective students to apply to the University earlier than ever before. Click the title to learn more.

“Teach Illinois: Strong Teachers, Strong Classrooms” report addresses record number of unfilled positions, concentrated in underfunded school districts

WIU's Commitment scholarships reward students for their academic achievement in high school and potential to succeed in college and beyond. Western Commitment awards are renewable up to eight semesters and up to total direct costs. Seniors this year must apply for admission to the University prior to May 15, 2019 for consideration. Click the News title to learn more.

Please complete the Quincy Conference Presentation Proposal by Friday, August 31, 2018. If the presentation has more than one facilitator, only ONE person should complete this proposal. The QC 2018 Steering Committee prefers no more than four facilitators per session.