The Northern Illinois P-20 Network collaborates to raise educational achievement through regional action.
The Illinois P-20 Council's goal is 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 B-20 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 we can, and connect the silos that remain
- Focus on ensuring that the children of Illinois are getting the best education from birth to career
- Connect education to workforce and economic development
Areas of Focus
Transitional Math - to address high remediation rates of postsecondary students.
Career Endorsements - to promote the completion of career pathways in high schools that give students an advantage when entering postsecondary.
Competency Based Education – to reduce our reliance on seat time and instead graduate students based on demonstrated competencies.
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.
Dual Credit – to expand early college coursework for all students.
Connect to Resources
Northern Illinois Regional P-20 Network Spring Symposium
April 2, 2018
Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center