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To make its already affordable college education even more attainable for students, Western Illinois University has launched new scholarship incentives, including an Alumni Legacy Scholarship for the children and grandchildren of WIU graduates and a Leatherneck Visitors Scholarship for incoming freshmen who attend an Admissions event on campus. Click the title to READ MORE

With the various choices available, searching for the right college can be a daunting process for high schoolers. However, Western Illinois University has made changes to its admissions process to help prospective students – and their families – take the guesswork out of the college application process. Click the title above to read more.

The Illinois State Board of Education and Evaluation Systems group of Pearson are currently seeking Illinois educators to apply to participate in Standard Setting activities for the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) program.

Early Beginnings and the Regional Office of Education (ROE) #26 have again earned a prestigious endorsement by Parents as Teachers’ national center as a Blue-Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top-performing early education and home visiting partners within the organization’s network. Click the title above to Read More.

Kids win and get an edge on their early education thanks to free preschool programs for children living in western Illinois. The Regional Office of Education (ROE) #26 is again collaborating with three Macomb daycare centers and Hamilton and Warsaw school districts to provide state-recognized educational programs to better prepare kids for Kindergarten. Click the title above to read more.

Ambassadors will teach students about the Census and empower them to share information with adults in their home

Supporting Educational Professionals Across West Central Illinois. Click the title to learn more.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced the following agenda for its regular board meeting 10 a.m. June 19 in Springfield. The Board will discuss Evidence-Based Funding and will hear from two superintendents about the impact Evidence-Based Funding has made in their school districts. Click the title to learn more.

TRS is Coming to You!

June 11, 2019

You may be several years away from retirement, but it's never too early to start learning about your TRS benefits. Click the title above to learn more.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is encouraging middle school teachers to apply for the National Association of State Boards of Education's (...

Teacher Appreciation Week encourages any individual or organization to nominate outstanding educators

Agencies share flyer about the “Move Over” Law with Illinois driver education programs. Click the title above to learn more.

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.