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    A Framework for Equity in Illinois


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Over the past few weeks the PCC has been closely monitoring and responding to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our goal has been to protect the health and safety of all of our partners and to be a responsible participant in this collective global public health challenge.Unfortunately, that has caused us to announce today that...
February 21, 2020 by KATE MCGEE - WBEZ The budget plan unveiled by Gov. JB Pritzker's this week holds back funding increases for public schools and higher education if a proposed graduated income tax doesn't pass in November, endangering funding for two of his top priorities. Some public school advocates and state leaders reacted swiftly, expr...
February 19, 2020 Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced his FY21 budget proposal and for a second year in a row the Governor has taken steps to chart a path towards investing in Illinois' future. This year's budget builds on last year's progress, and with many colleges experiencing enrollment gains, it appears, students and families are regaining...
1. What is your current role/title? I currently serve as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students and Interim Chief Diversity Officer. 2. Where did you earn your degrees and what did you study? BA, Sociology, Stony Brook University, MA, Higher Ed Admin, Chicago State University, Ed.D. Education Leadership, DePaul University (J...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Today, the Governor delivered his first State of the State Address, and PCC was pleased to see that renewed investments in higher education were highlighted. Increase in MAP Grants Governor Pritzker acknowledged expanding student grants, which include the Monetary Award Program (MAP), saying that the state is "expan...
1. What is your current role/title? I currently serve as Associate Dean of Instruction at Harold Washington College. While I support the general instructional operations of our college, I directly support tutoring, dual credit and dual enrollment, first year experience courses, developmental education, and community outreach. I started my career as...
January 3, 2020 by MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY - Daily Herald Rising tuition and state underfunding of public colleges and universities has put access and affordability out of reach for low-income students, experts say. The impact is being felt most acutely by black students whose enrollment in four-year colleges has steadily declined, according to a ...
January 3, 2020 by MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY - Daily Herald Growing up in the Northwest suburbs, Daliyah Sanders often felt isolated from her peers as the only black student in her class practically since kindergarten through high school. "It's been my reality my entire life," said Sanders, 19, of Schaumburg. It's why connecting with peers and profe...
Please check back periodically for updates and additions to this schedule. ​Date & Time ​​Presenter(s) Description ​​February 11, 202012:00pm – 1:00pmPlease join us at this website:https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/451560093 ​Jordan HerreraDirector of Social Services and theAdvocacy Resource Center – AmarilloCollege ​Eradicating Student Pover...
At this year's fall summit, the Partnership's Managing Director Lisa Castillo Richmond delivered our inaugural State of ILEA address, The State of ILEA: From Planning to Implementation, providing a status update on the initiative, highlighting the work being done by ILEA member institutions, and reviewing upcoming plans for the cohort. Highlights f...
1. What is your current role/title? I currently serve as Associate Dean of Instruction at Harold Washington College. While I support the general instructional operations of our college, I directly support tutoring, dual credit and dual enrollment, first year experience courses, developmental education, and community outreach. I started my career as...
Many thanks to Moraine Valley Community College, National Louis University and Roosevelt University for submitting 3-5 years of their baseline data to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) by the November 8, 2019 second ILEA submission deadline. As promised at the fall ILEA Summit, schools submitting by the November 8 deadline were entered into ...

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