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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 students—regardless of race, national origin, religion, disability, or sex—deserve 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 nation’s 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
U.S. Department of Education Takes Actions to Address Religious Discrimination
As part of ongoing efforts to encourage respect for students of all faiths and beliefs, the U.S. Department of Education today shared a series of actions that confront discrimination and promote inclusive school environments. The steps include a new website on religious discrimination, an updated civil rights complaint form, an expanded survey of America's public schools on religious-based bullying, technical assistance for schools, and recent outreach on confronting religious harassment in education.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:57:46 EDT
Education Department Proposes Rule on State Authorization of Postsecondary Distance Education, Foreign Locations
The U.S. Department of Education today proposed regulations that seek to improve oversight and protect more than 5.5 million distance education students at degree-granting institutions, including nearly 3 million exclusively online students by clarifying the state authorization requirements for postsecondary distance education.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:42:56 EDT
Why I Can’t Wait to Get Back to the Green Strides Tour
In June 2013, when we launched the first “Education Built to Last” Green Strides Tour, little did I know that I would be embarking on the best component of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) recognition award program to date.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
Administration Honors U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions; Announces 2016 Green Strides Tour
Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Christine Harada, and Deputy Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Anisa Baldwin-Metzger joined U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today to congratulate the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools’ District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees on their achievements at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:23:01 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