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Our goal: to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025.

Featured Articles

  1. Article number 1 - Welcome!
  2. Article number 2 - Data Task Force Resources
  3. Article number 3 - Explore Post-Secondary Opportunities with the Illinois College2Career Tool
  4. Article number 4 - Illinois Pathways Initiative
  5. Article number 5 - College Changes Everything Conference
  •  Working to Improve Illinois Education

    Welcome!

    The Illinois P-20 Council is working to improve birth to adulthood education in Illinois, to maximize students' educational attainment, opportunities for success in the workforce, and contributions to their local communities.

    The 30-member Council, appointed by the Governor, includes business leaders, teachers, union leaders, faculty, school board members, parents, and representatives of private colleges, universities, community colleges, foundations, and state education and workforce agencies. Four legislators are appointed to the Council by the Illinois House and Senate majority and minority leaders. We invite you to join in the work of improving our Illinois education system, and to explore the resources available on this website.

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    Data Task Force Resources

    In 2018, the Data Assessment adn Accountability Committee spearheaded a project to begin reimagining the ways we use data to inform decison making. Click here to read the final recommmendations of the P-20 Data Task Force and browse the report's appendices
  •  Illinois College2Career Tool

    Explore Post-Secondary Opportunities with the Illinois College2Career Tool

    Compare Illinois colleges and universities with this unique and innovative tool. Read about course of study offerings and learn about employment outcomes of graduates
  •  Pathways

    Illinois Pathways Initiative

    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

    College Changes Everything Conference

    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!

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