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    A Framework for Equity in Illinois


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November 30, 2019 NAJLA EDWARDS - Northern Star DeKALB — Black students aren't graduating at the same rates as white and latinx students, minorities are under-represented in higher education institutions and rural students struggle with returning to rural areas after college, according to a report by an Illinois nonprofit. Partnership for Coll...
CHICAGO, November 20, 2019 — The Partnership for College Completion congratulates ILEA members Elgin Community College, Joliet Junior College, and Moraine Valley Community College for their selection as eligible institutions to compete for the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million prize awarded every two y...
CHICAGO, November 20, 2019 — The Partnership for College Completion congratulates ILEA members Elgin Community College, Joliet Junior College, and Moraine Valley Community College for their selection as eligible institutions to compete for the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million prize awarded every two y...
November 19, 2019 PETER MEDLIN - Northern Public Radio The Partnership for College Completion held an event at Northern Illinois University discussing their new reports on the cost of college, specifically for black students. Along with university officials and local lawmakers, several black NIU students came to the event to talk about their own ch...
The third ILEA Summit was held October 30, 2019, on the campus of Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) with over 150 staff, faculty and administrators from the ILEA cohort in attendance. The theme of the Summit was "Equity-Minded, Data Driven: Building Campus Capacity to Close Completion Gaps." The day-long event was kicked off with a warm ...
November 1, 2019 Over the last two decades, Illinois has gone through a period of disinvestment in higher education, seeing continued losses in higher education appropriations and underinvestment in student financial aid. From 2002 to 2018, funding for Illinois public universities was cut over 50 percent and community colleges saw similar disinvest...
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...

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