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ERIC Number: ED573267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Every Student Counts. The State We're in: 2016-2017. A Report on Public Education in Illinois
Advance Illinois
Illinois has set an ambitious target: 60% of working adults will hold a college degree or credential by 2025, as research suggests that at least 60% of jobs will require some type of educational credential past high school. Today, only 50% of the state's working adults hold college credentials. This report takes a snapshot of Illinois state's education systems: (1) early education; (2) K-12; and (3) higher education. There is a focus on progress toward the "60 by 25" goal. Reaching the goal will require expanding current strategies, identifying new strategies and holding the state accountable for results on benchmarks to college and career success. Now in its fifth edition, this report also highlights promising practices that could be replicated, or scaled up, to accelerate the state's progress toward 60 by 25. With a combination of state action and local effort, this goal can be achieved. The metrics and projections in this report offer to help Illinois more clearly envision a day when every child has a fair shot at completing college and achieving a productive career. [For the previous report, "The State We're In: 2014. A Report Card on Public Education in Illinois," see ED573252.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advance Illinois
Identifiers - Location: Illinois