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    A Framework for Equity in Illinois


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https://www.niutoday.info/2019/04/24/%EF%BB%BFniu-primed-to-tackle-racial-and-economic-inequities-in-graduation-rates/ APR 24, 2019​​Andrew Pemberton​​ - NIU Today (​Print​​) Identifying equity as a top priority, NIU aims to close graduation gaps for students of color, first-generation college-goers and low-income students. University leaders,...
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-knowles-column-st-0423-story.html APR 22, 2019​​FRANCINE KNOWLES​​ - Chicago Tribune (​DAILY SOUTHTOWN​​) As a Brooklyn College student in the 1980s, concerns about racial unrest and inequities prompted Corey Williams, who is black, to join a fraternity that was predominantly whi...
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/college-student-success-gaps-persist-how-can-schools-close-them April 17, 2019 By PETER MEDLIN - WNIU News This past week, leaders from community colleges and universities across northern Illinois met to brainstorm how to close college completion gaps based on race and income level. Over 20 schools join...
Wednesday, 20 February 2019Increasing MAP by $50 Million: A Good Start to Supporting Low-Income Students Today, the Governor pledged an additional $50 million for the state's Monetary Award Program (MAP), bringing total funding to around $450 million. This recommendation falls short of the State's higher education agencies' (IBHE, ICCB, as well as ...
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-black-males-st-0213-story.html FEB 12, 2019​DENISE CROSBY​ - Chicago Tribune (​The Beacon-News​) Officials at Waubonsee Community College had noticed it for a while. Across the country, Africa-American males graduate at a substantially lower rate than their peers. Among...
December 6, 2018, Chicago, IL — In a proposal unveiled on Tuesday as part of its FY2020 budget recommendations, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is requesting a $25 million taxpayer subsidy to private institutions. If enacted, these funds have the potential to be either a carve out for higher income students, or a tool for improving eq...
Partnership for College Completion-sponsored resolution highlights urgency to prepare all students for demands of Illinois workforce  November 26, 2018, Chicago, IL—The Illinois House has committed the state to closing the large racial and economic achievement gaps in college degree attainment by 2025. In adopting the resolution (HR1017), the ...
The PCC held our first Illinois Equity in Attainment (ILEA) Summit on November 13, bringing together leaders of 25 colleges and universities, national education experts, and students to discuss how programs can be developed, shared, and implemented to eliminate institutional achievement gaps in college degree completion for low-income, fi...
https://dailyillini.com/news/2018/10/16/illinois-universities-pledge-to-end-racial-income-graduation-gaps-by-2025/ 16th Oct, 2018BY THE DAILY ILLINI STAFF REPORT The University has joined 24 other colleges and universities across Illinois to help more working-class students receive college degrees by 2025. The project, named Illinois Equity in Atta...
WBEZ News - Illinois Equity in Attainment October 9, 2018 WBEZ News - Illinois Equity in AttainmentIncludes interview with our Managing Director, Lisa Castillo Richmond.  ​
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/initiative-aims-to-close-the-states-graduation-gap BY ANNA CASEY Twenty-five colleges around the state have signed on to a new initiative aimed at increasing graduation rates among students from underserved communities. The nonprofit Partnership for College Completion's Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative&n...
https://news.wttw.com/2018/10/02/chicago-area-universities-commit-closing-college-graduation-gaps By Brandis Friedman Black college students in Illinois are only half as likely as their white counterparts to earn a four-year college degree within a six-year time frame. That research comes from a local education nonprofit that unveiled an ambit...

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