Series of town halls to discuss SB1, school funding crisis

June 23, 2017: Superintendents and education advocates are coming together for town hall meetings next week to discuss the solution to the state’s worst-in-the-nation school funding formula. Read more

Passage of school funding reform is historic triumph

May 31, 2017: The General Assembly’s passage of SB1 tonight is a historic triumph for students and ends an era of Illinois having the most inequitable school funding system in the nation. Read more

Legislator Forum showcases equity in education

Advance Illinois’ Legislator Forum brought together 36 organizations and nearly two dozen legislators March 14 in Springfield for a conversation about equity in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Understanding the new funding formula under SB1

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SB1 recognizes that all students can succeed, but each student has different needs. SB1 takes into account local ability to pay and closes funding gaps. And all districts win.

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School funding rally takes place at Capitol

May 20, 2017: Nearly 1,000 teachers, students, parents and community members rallied on the steps of the Capitol on May 17 to show support for a fair and adequate school funding formula to benefit ALL children across our state.

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60 by 25 Network

The Illinois 60 by 2025 Network is a network of communities in Illinois that are committed to the goal of ensuring that 60% of all adults have a college or career credential by 2025. This network is designed to meet the needs of communities that are working together to provide rigorous, real world learning in and out of the classroom.

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Explore our new data visualization tools

Our interactive maps highlight demographic differences, resource disparities and postsecondary attainment gaps throughout the state. The data show how inequitable our education system really is.

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Statewide series of town halls address funding formula

April 26, 2017: A series of seven town halls across the state brought together education stakeholders to build momentum toward passing funding reform this spring.

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Blog: Funding leaves Beardstown lost in translation

March 29, 2017: A rural community has seen an influx of African and Hispanic students, yet it struggles to provide supports due to limited funding.

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