Shaping & Strengthening Education & Workforce Systems
Education Systems Center (EdSystems) is a mission-driven policy development and program implementation center based within Northern Illinois University. We work at both the State and local levels to ensure policies are created and implemented in meaningful ways to advance racial equity and prepare more young people for productive careers and lives in a global economy. We focus on three portfolios: College and Career Pathways, Bridges to Postsecondary, and Data Impact and Leadership.
The Chicago Equity-Centered Innovation Forum’s fall convening built on the ongoing work CPS is doing to support its competency-based education (CBE) schools to incorporate adaptive competencies into the curriculum and integrate social-emotional learning instruction.
Register now for a webinar overview of the Model Programs of Study Guide in Education. This event is designed for community college faculty & staff, academic deans and department heads, early college liaisons, EFE’s, and employer relations staff.
On September 28, 2021, the Illinois 60 by 25 Network Organizers and partners discussed strategies to engage adult learners to increase postsecondary attainment equity in Illinois.
Watch a deep dive on the Model Programs of Study Guide in Health Sciences and Technology.
I-WIN’s September 2021 convening focused on experiences along the work-based Learning continuum in the Health Sciences sector. View the recording.
Learn how Illinois students earning a College and Career Pathway Endorsement in education can access a unique Golden Apple Scholar opportunity.
We are proud to announce that we are a partner in Building Equitable Pathways, a national coalition of leading intermediaries to unlock more equitable postsecondary and career outcomes for Black and Latinx youth and young people who are experiencing poverty.
Through the launch of the Illinois 60 by 25 Network Student Advisory Council, the EdSystems team is learning first-hand the importance of lifting up student voices as we design and refine resources and policies that support student success.