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.

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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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Explore our new data visualization tools

Our interactive maps highlight demographic differences, resource disparities and postsecondary attainment gaps throughout the state. The data show the depth of inequity in our education system.

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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.

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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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