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First episode takes a look inside the 2020 Census and encourages schools to support a complete count

The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is implementing a temporary closure of all Illinois High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Centers including public-facing, private and walk-in testing facilities through April 7, 2020.

When life is uncertain, it’s important to focus on personal wellness to help you and your family thrive during difficult times. Join University of Illinois Extension starting March 26 for a free weekly webinar series focused on building resiliency, clearing clutter, being mindful and more.

To be consistent with our mission to Champion our Community, we make the safety of the students and the staff of our community a priority. The ROE26 staff will continue to be available by phone to assist or address issues as they arise.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a statewide stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus.

Governor JB Pritzker has announced all K-12 schools in Illinois will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 due to concerns about COVID-19. The closures will be in effect through March 30.

The McDonough County Health Department and several local organizations are working together to keep our community as informed as possible of the latest Coronavirus developments and their impact on the region.

ISBE announces new Bilingual Teacher of the Year, Early Childhood Teacher of the Year, and Special Education Teacher of the Year awards

Current risk to Illinoisans remains low, but state taking all steps to prepare

The Bushnell-Prairie City CUSD 170 Board of Education and West Prairie CUSD 103 Board of Education met at the Regional Office of Education 26 in Macomb to hear a presentation by Superintendent John Meixner on the preliminary findings from the Illinois Educator Shortage Survey during Thursday’s joint school board meeting.

Macomb-area high school students interested in learning more about the college opportunities available right in their backyard (or close by) have the opportunity to check out Western Illinois University as part of the new Explore WIU program for local students Thursday, March 5 on the WIU-Macomb campus.

The Youth Task Force of the McDonough County Community Quality of Life Advisory Committee is seeking to recognize youth of McDonough County. Nominations are open to all school aged children enrolled in public or private schools.

Consultants and School Improvement Coaches Needed

ISBE also recommends high-impact investments in the teaching profession to elevate the recruitment and retention of educators

City and county leaders gathered in Macomb to sign a resolution reinforcing the community's commitment to inclusion and diversity

We invite our alumni, community partners, and allied professionals to join in celebration our accomplishments and future vision to enhance the lives of individuals, groups, communities, and societies through service and education.

Grant applications are due December 10, 2019.

Noted for his long-term advocacy and experience serving rural families whose children have or may be at risk of having developmental learning disabilities, Chuck Farr, Program Director of Child and Family Connections #13 (CFC#13) has been appointed to the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention (IICEI). Click the title above to read more.

There are longer any reductions for advanced degrees since “pre-July 1, 2014” activities, as allowed under 25.800(e) of Administrative Code, were last applicable to FY 2019 license renewal. Click the title to Read More

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.