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    A Framework for Equity in Illinois


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November 13, 2019 PETER MEDLIN - Northern Public Radio An advocacy group is calling on Illinois to make higher education more equitable for students. It says that means changing the way it funds post-secondary schooling. Before they dug into the numbers, Kyle Westbrook said his group wanted to try to reframe the conversation around the cost of...
November 11, 2019 Dr. Marci Rockey​ - Office of Community College Research and Leadership College of Education University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign​ The Partnership for College Completion recently released the third in a series of reports on college affordability and access in Illinois. These reports center the impact of state disinvestm...
November 8, 2019 PETER MEDLIN - WCBU Peoria Public Radio State disinvestment in higher education has put a college degree out of reach for many Illinois students. That's a key finding from a new series of reports from the Partnership for College Completion. The "Priced Out" reports focus on the three groups most impacted by funding lapses: Black, L...
November 5, 2019 SARA WEISSMAN - Diverse: Issues in Higher Education​ Rural students in Illinois take on more debt to attend college than their peers, preventing them from returning and contributing to their rural communities, a new report found. The study is part of a series of three reports by the Partnership for College Completion, a higher educ...
November 1, 2019 Equal Opportunity Today/The Buzz from Sarah Wood​ - Diverse: Issues In Higher Education A recent period of higher education cutbacks in Illinois has created affordability and equity gaps for underrepresented students. That's according to new reports by the Partnership of College Completion (PCC). The reports note that fro...
October 30, 2019 Sarah Wood​ - Diverse: Issues In Higher Education​ A recent period of higher education cutbacks in Illinois has created affordability and equity gaps for underrepresented students. That's according to new reports by the Partnership of College Completion (PCC). The reports note that from 2002 to 2018, funding for Illinois publi...
https://hechingerreport.org/black-college-students-in-illinois-get-the-short-end-of-the-financial-stick/ OCT 25, 2019​​DELECE SMITH-BARROW - The Hechinger Report​ Illinois is spending more on higher ed overall but less on financial aid, as pension plans gobble funding by DELECE SMITH-BARROW October 25, 2019 Editor's note: This story led off th...
October 24, 2019 KYLE WESTBROOK - Crain's Chicago Business Lurking beneath the good news on annual gains in college-going rates for black and Latinx students from Chicago is a literal black hole that likely will be the place where college and career aspirations go to die: developmental or remedial education. Every year in Illinois, tens of thousand...
What is your role at the Saint Xavier University? I serve as an Academic Resource Advisor and Rebound Program Coordinator at Saint Xavier University. How did your college/university support your success in earning your degree(s)?Although my parents have some college/ trade school under their belt, I really had to figure out the college th...
https://abc7chicago.com/education/suburban-parents-reportedly-giving-up-custody-of-kids-to-get-financial-aid/5430078/ JUL 31, 2019​​Sarah Schulte​​ - ABC 7 Chicago; KGO-TV​ CHICAGO -- Wealthy suburban parents in the Chicago area are using a legal loophole in order to get their children more need-based financial aid, according to a report by Pr...
https://chicagocrusader.com/suburban-parents-reportedly-giving-up-custody-of-kids-to-get-need-based-financial-aid/ JUL 31, 2019​​Sarah Schulte​​ - ABC 7 Chicago as appears in Chicago Crusader​ Wealthy suburban parents in the Chicago area are using a legal loophole in order to get their children more need-based financial aid, according to a rep...
https://abc7chicago.com/education/suburban-parents-reportedly-giving-up-custody-of-kids-to-get-financial-aid/5430078/ JUL 30, 2019​​Sarah Schulte​​ - ABC 7 Chicago; WLS-TV​Wealthy suburban parents in the Chicago area are using a legal loophole in order to get their children more need-based financial aid, according to a report by ProPublica Ill...

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