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Transformation Through Education: The Importance of Second Chance Pell
In order for the nation to increase college access and success for all students, we know that education must occur in a variety of environments, Sing Sing prison included. Our group of college leaders, non-profit, government and corrections officials gathered for a strategic partners meeting to discuss expanding support for prison education programs and to see the work up close.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:00:58 EDT
Increased Oversight of ITT and the Impact on Students
In recent years, ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT) has increasingly been the subject of state and federal investigations and this year it has twice been found out of compliance with its accreditor’s standards. Over time, ITT’s decisions have put its students and millions of dollars in taxpayer funded federal student aid at risk.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:00:27 EDT
Department of Education Bans ITT from Enrolling New Title IV Students, Adds Tough New Financial Oversight
The U.S. Department of Education today took a series of actions to protect students and taxpayers by banning ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT) from enrolling new students using federal financial aid funds, and stepping up financial oversight of the for-profit educational provider.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:04:23 EDT
U.S. Department of Education Reaches Settlement with South Carolina Department of Education on Funding for Children with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE), settling the litigation involving the Department’s claim of South Carolina’s failure to maintain state financial support for special education and related services.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:53:26 EDT
An American Teacher in China
Every year during back to school season, I find the time to reflect on students I’ve met in the past and unique classroom experiences I’ve had. I have had the opportunity to visit China twice – once in 2012 and once in 2015 – and during both visits I was able to visit schools and speak with teachers and students. During my last trip, I spoke with teachers in Luoyang, Shenzhen, Beijing and Wuhan. Commendations
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:00:08 EDT
U.S. Education Department Reaches Settlement with Lodi Unified School District in California
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that the Lodi Unified School District in Lodi, California, has entered into a resolution agreement to end the racially discriminatory impact of the district’s discipline policies and address concerns that it disciplines African-American students more harshly than white students.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:17:30 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