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33 Voices from the Classroom
Substantial conversations about teaching and schools cannot happen without the voices of teachers and principals. It seems obvious. Yet in too many places, educational policies are being written without our input, panels at education conferences are held without any teacher-speakers, and teacher expertise is routinely called into question.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:00:29 EDT
Education Department Releases Guidance on Homeless Children and Youth
The U.S. Department of Education today released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting homeless youth. The new provisions address the needs of homeless individuals, and ensure educational rights and protections for homeless children and youth. The guidance released today will assist state and local partners in understanding and implementing the new law in order to better protect and serve homeless students and help schools in providing these students with much needed stability, safety, and support.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:25:10 EDT
U.S. Department of Education Takes Enforcement Action Against Medtech Colleges in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
As part of the Obama Administration's ongoing commitment to protect students, safeguard taxpayer dollars and increase accountability and transparency in higher education, the U.S. Department of Education is cutting off federal student financial aid to three Medtech College (Medtech) campuses in Falls Church, Virginia; Silver Spring, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:04:17 EDT
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD
The U.S. Department of Educationís Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:31:11 EDT
5 Things You Should Know about WIOA
Friday marked the two-year anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (or WIOA for short).† Last month, the Departments of Labor and Education, in close collaboration with the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development, made publicly available the final rules implementing WIOA.† We are excited to continue the conversation around WIOA and we are committed to making sure WIOA works for all job-seekers, workers, and employers as the departments implement the final rules.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:35:56 EDT
Protecting Students of All Religious Backgrounds from Unlawful Discrimination
All studentsóregardless of race, national origin, religion, disability, or sexódeserve access to a high-quality education, from preschool through college. Throughout the last seven-and-a-half years, the Obama administration and the Department of Education have worked to safeguard the rights and protections of our students by enforcing our nationís civil rights laws and implementing regulations that prohibit discrimination and providing additional support to educators to prevent such discrimination.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:30:10 EDT
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  Teachers' Retirement Benefit Information Meeting  
[Details] Posted: 7/14/2016
  Professional Development Approval Instructions  
[Details] Posted: 3/16/2016
  Professional Development Approval Application  
[Details] Posted: 3/16/2016

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St. Clair County Regional Office of Education #50
1000 South Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220
  Phone:(618)825-3900  |   Fax:(618)825-3999