Ensuring that all Illinois students are prepared to achieve success in college, career, and civic life


Since 2008, Advance Illinois has been an independent, objective voice for a healthy public education system that ensures all students are ready for success in college, career and civic life. Here is a sample of Advance Illinois’ accomplishments (for a full list go here):

  • Architect of successful campaign toward historic school funding reform that drives new dollars to the state’s neediest school districts
  • Advocated for Illinois’ adoption of rigorous new learning standards and assessments to show students’ progress
  • Helped pass legislation toward more meaningful teacher evaluations and a higher bar for entry into the teaching profession
  • Led effort to establish the online Illinois School Report Card, making school data available to parents and teachers in a user-friendly format

We still have a long way to go and many stubborn achievement gaps to close, but we are confident in our ability to drive change—together with your support. Please make a gift today to help us advance Illinois.

Your contribution to Advance Illinois will support our policy, advocacy and communications efforts on behalf of all public education students in Illinois. Join us in our efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution today.


Advance Illinois’ tax ID number is 26-2052733.