The Northern Illinois P-20 Network collaborates to address systemic educational attainment issues from cradle to careers through regional action in support of the Illinois P-20 Council's goal to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high quality degrees and credentials to 60% by 2025.
Why a network?
- Address systems issues regionally
- Build relationships vertically across the Birth to Higher Education/Adult Education continuum and geographically across the region
- Influence and respond to state and federal policies
- Emphasize the importance of the entire continuum
- Move out of silos where possible and connect the silos that remain
- Focus on ensuring that the children and people of Illinois are getting the best education from birth to career
- Connect education to workforce and economic development
Areas of Focus
Postsecondary and Career Exploration (PaCE) Framework – to promote a series of preparation activities from 8th to 12th grade that ensure college readiness, career exploration and financial literacy.
Career Pathway Endorsements - to promote the completion of career pathways in high schools that give students an advantage when entering postsecondary.
Transitional Math - to address high remediation rates of postsecondary students.
Dual Credit – to expand early college coursework for all students.