Steans, Robin

​Robin Steans discusses the formation in 2008 of the non-profit organization, Advance Illinois. Advance Illinois was active in the effort to create a more equitable and adequate school funding formula for Illinois Public Schools. Robin was the director of Advance Illinois (two different terms) during this effort, which began shortly after state budget declines around 2010. At the time of the interview, she has returned to serve as the director for a third time. Robin also explains her role on the Professional Rules Committee which reviews the progress of the New Evidence Based School Funding Model. Advance Illinois has also submitted reports on Principal/Teacher Training, stronger learning standards, early childhood education, school report cards, longitudinal studies of student progress, and career/college readiness.