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IGPA’s Early Investments Initiative seeks to help the state, and its local cities, school districts, and communities, as they build and leverage evidence to advance access to high quality early childhood experiences. Two new grants for the coming academic year will help support this work.

Math at Home trains caregivers to teach math to early leaners

IGPA Visiting Scholar Kathy Sheridan received a $300,000 from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group Foundation to support the further development of her Math at Home project.

URBANA, Ill. _ After two months of decline, the University of Illinois Flash Index climbed in May to 105.3, its highest reading since February. The index, which is a measure of economic activity in Illinois, was at 104.7 in April and 105.1 in March.