Elevate Teaching Summit sparks dialogue
June 2, 2018: National and state PreK-12 teachers, principals, advocates, and policymakers came together for a dialog on teacher quality in Illinois on June 2, leaving with new objectives and refreshed momentum toward elevating the teaching profession in Illinois.
New coalition to elevate teaching profession
Feb. 12, 2018: A diverse coalition of teachers, K-12 administrators, higher education institutions, and advocacy organizations have come together to call on leaders to address the state’s urgent need to increase the number of teachers and to elevate the teaching profession in 2018 and beyond. Read more
Illinois Educator Shortage Crisis: Survey
The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools’ (IARSS) educator shortage survey identified a widespread concern for both teacher shortages and substitute teacher shortages. How does your county fare?
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Impact of Illinois teacher shortage hits vulnerable students hardest
December 13, 2017: 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.Read More
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.Read More