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As we enter the New Year, there is still no resolution to the state budget. Even with the stopgap budget, the budget impasse continues to harm Illinois’ youngest learners and their families.
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MIECHV is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2017, unless Congress takes action.
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The US House of Representatives is expected to take up the American Health Care Act (AHCA) tomorrow, with Senate action beginning as early as next week. Call today and ask your representative to OPPOSE the AHCA.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has issued Notices of Intent to Submit Proposals for Prevention Initiative (PI), Preschool for All (PFA) and PFA Expansion programs for FY2018.
Illinois has entered another new year with no state budget. A new General Assembly has been sworn in and tomorrow Governor Rauner will speak to Illinoisans in his State of the State address.
As we enter the New Year, there is still no resolution to the state budget. Even with the stopgap budget, the budget impasse continues to harm Illinois’ youngest learners and their families. Countless children have lost access to services as organizations lack financial stability. Short-term budgets have failed to undo the damage caused during the […]
This year’s Early Childhood Advocacy Day is on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Every year, advocates from around the state meet in Springfield to speak up for children and urge legislators to support high-quality early childhood programs and services.
Last Friday, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) unveiled the second draft of its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan. ISBE is hosting a third round of listening tours to gather input on the latest draft of the State Plan. As you recall, ISBE already hosted listening tours in the spring. This current […]
Today, November 8, is Election Day! Make your voice count by selecting not only a president, but several other important offices like a U.S. senator, members of the U.S. house of representatives, as well as many state senators and every member of the Illinois house. You can view a full list of offices up for […]
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