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

The ROE26 Business Office is moving from Lewistown to Canton! Starting October 9, 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.

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.