The State We’re In


A signature publication of Advance Illinois, The State We’re In: A Report on Public Education in Illinois measures Illinois’ educational performance from early childhood through postsecondary.


The State We’re In 2019 Launch

On October 15, 2019, Advance Illinois released The State We’re In 2019: A Report on Public Education in Illinois. Robin Steans highlighted the findings from the report during a launch event at City Club Chicago and moderated a conversation with Miguel del Valle, Rep. Will Davis & Jesse Ruiz.

Springfield Luncheon

On November 7, 2019, Advance Illinois, in collaboration with Board Member Dr. Harry Berman, hosted a community conversation on The State We’re In 2019. The event took place at the Sangamo Club, Springfield, IL.

Previous Reports

2016-2017 Report (PDF)

Press release

2016-2017 Report (PDF)


The State We’re In: 2016


The State We’re In: 2014


The State We’re In: 2012


The State We’re In: 2010