Our goal: to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025.
The Illinois Pathways Initiative was launched in 2011 as part of Illinois' Race to the Top award. Through the Pathways Initiative 9 STEM Learning Exchanges were established featuring public-private partnerships which bring together education and business stakeholders to expose students to rigorous coursework, work based learning opportunities as well as advising and support services to help them meet their academic and career goals. Learn more about IL Pathways and how you can join a local network to support the education to employment pipeline!
College Changes Everything™ is a College Access Movement initiated by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). Its goal is to tell a story: how postsecondary education changes lives.
On July 17, 2014 in Tinley Park ISAC hosted its fourth annual statewide College Changes Everything conference to support Illinois as it works to reach its goal to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025. Conference materials and guest presentations now available on CCE webpage!
The Illinois P-20 Council was established by the legislature in 2009 to foster collaboration among state agencies, education institutions, local schools, community groups, employers, taxpayers, and families, and to collectively identify needed reforms to develop a seamless and sustainable statewide system of quality education and support. The "P" in our name represents Preschool and "20" stands for grade 20, education after college.
You can play a part to help our students gain the skills they need for the 21st century. Join our statewide partners and collaborators on the Family, Youth, and Community Engagement Committee. Stakeholders include students, families, organizations, community groups, and business partners. Participation may be as simple as receiving e-communications or helping to plan meetings and presentations.
Here you will find useful links to Illinois and national organizations and initiatives, P-20 reports and resources, and selected research to help develop a seamless and sustainable statewide system of quality education and support, from birth through adulthood, to maximize students' educational attainment, opportunities for success in the workforce, and contributions to their local communities.