Thought Leadership

Shifting the Narrative Student Voice Accomplishments

Chicago Public Schools’ CBE pilots has released “Shifting Chicago Narratives,” a four-part series of student-produced videos aimed at shifting the narrative from a focus on all that students lost through the pandemic to what they gained.

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Advancing Racial Equity

Equitably College, Career, and Monopoly Ready

From Senior Fellow Ginger M. Reynolds, PhD: “admit that the phrase “college and career ready” gives me pause, particularly with respect to students who aren’t well served through our current system. I like the analogy of Monopoly…”

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Thought Leadership

Listening to Students and Shifting the Narrative

An exciting initiative underway in Chicago Public Schools’ Competency-Based Education schools is engaging students through multi-media platforms to tell their stories and shift the narrative on pandemic experiences.

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Charting Collective Wins and Areas for Growth in New State Data on College and Career Readiness

Looking at ISBE’s 2020-21 Illinois Report Card, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted learning for students of all ages across Illinois, the impacts of which are reflected in several critical measures. However, increasing dual credit enrollment and declining postsecondary remediation enrollment rates are cause for celebration.

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New Career & Technical Education Rules Build from Years of College & Career Readiness Innovation

New rules ensure alignment of CTE to existing policy frameworks such as the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act and that implementation embodies the spirit and intent of the articulated State Plan components. This clarified focus on college and career, with an emphasis on quality and equity, will ensure that Illinois’ students are empowered to succeed.

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Advancing Racial Equity

Advancing Racial Equity: Year One Review

What has advancing racial equity tangibly meant this last year? While we are still listening, learning, and reflecting, we share an overview of our nascent efforts to serve Black and Latinx students in Illinois.

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Advancing Racial Equity

Advancing Racial Equity: Six Month Update

Since October, our team has individually and collectively worked to deepen our understanding of how we can make racial equity more central to our work, internally and externally.

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Thought Leadership

The 2019–20 Illinois Report Card and College and Career Readiness

The Illinois State Board of Education recently released the 2019–20 Illinois Report Card, and student readiness for postsecondary appears to be rising overall across the State—dual credit enrollment is rising, remediation rates are falling, and graduation rates are growing.

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Advancing Racial Equity

Advancing Racial Equity

The EdSystems team is taking active steps to reflect, learn, and make racial equity even more tangible in our work.

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