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.

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Upcoming Events

P-20 Network Spring Meeting
Moved online
Sessions will be posted on our P-20 Network Newsfeed and P-20 Network YouTube Channel and available after April 23, 2020.