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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference
February 11-13, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, IL

Deadline is this Friday.

The conference theme is “Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community.”  This reflects ESSA’s commitment to “leverage funding to ensure a focus on equity and excellence for all students.” Some sessions at the conference will be presented by ISBE professionals on the details of the ESSA State Plan.

Register Online

ESSA Brochure/Registration Form

Opening Minds

A Gathering of Top Educators in Early Education
February 6-9, 2019
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Meet the top people in the field of early education from all professions: education, administration, health & wellness, medicine, nursing, justice, social service, policy, government, parks & recreation, technology, business, library science, and more. Hear the latest developments in research.




The State Board of Education (ISBE) is collaborating with the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) on a solution to fund additional high quality Prevention Initiative and Preschool for All Expansion programs.



The Gateways Scholarship Program can help!

Scholarship funds are available for Preschool for All funded programs!

Learn more about the Gateways Scholarship Program and how it can pay up to 100% of your tuition.

Review the Gateways Scholarship requirements.

Apply online, or by submitting your application via mail.

To speak with a Gateways Scholarship Counselor, call 866.697.8278, or email scholarship@ilgateways.com.