League of United Latin American Citizens honors Dr. Teresa Ramos

Dr. Teresa Ramos, Director of Community Engagement for Advance Illinois, received the Latinx Advocate Leadership Award from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) at the 62nd Illinois LULAC Annual State Convention on Saturday, June 9, at Argo Community High School in Summit. Teresa was honored for her leadership of the Funding Illinois’ Future […]

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Brief details impact, mechanics of new Property Tax Relief Fund Pool

In a new brief, How the Property Tax Relief Fund Pool Drives Equity, Advance Illinois details the impact and mechanics of the new tax relief fund that received a $50 million investment in the state Fiscal Year 2019 budget last week. The Evidence-Based Funding (EBF) for Student Success Act (PA 100-0465) is a historic change to […]

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Advance Illinois, ISBE team up for School Report Card engagement sessions

This year, the Illinois Report Card will share more information about how the state and schools are working together to foster high-quality educational opportunities for all students in safe and healthy learning environments. What do families want to know about their children’s schools? The Illinois State Board of Education is partnering with Advance Illinois to […]

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Recap: Legislator Forum emphasizes power of communities coming together around education

Watch Full Conversation Improving schools has often been thought of as the responsibility of the education system and the school community. But when school improvement takes place through a multi-sector, collective effort, schools thrive and students succeed as a result. That was the message of the Seventh Annual Legislator Forum, which took place on April 11 at the State House Inn […]

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Equity Dashboard demonstrates of impact of new funding formula

We are thrilled to share with you our Equity Dashboard, a new data tool that shows Illinois’ progress toward equitable and adequate funding for all school districts. The Equity Dashboard, the latest release since we launched our Data Desk last year, takes our data visualizations to a new level, analyzing and using the new funding […]

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Impact of Illinois teacher shortage hits vulnerable students hardest

By Alex Baptiste Data Analytics Associate A good teacher can be the difference between a student going to college and dropping out of high school. But in Illinois, our most vulnerable students do not always have access to the teachers they so desperately need. A recent survey from the Illinois State Board of Education reveals that […]

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