Education Systems Center launches the Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois (SEPI) initiative supporting Teacher Career Pathways

Press Coverage: Daily Herald WBBM:   Illinois, like many other states, faces teacher shortages in key subjects, including special education, English Language Learners (ELL) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM.). The shortages are particularly acute in rural and urban classrooms. Further, the state’s teaching ranks also lack needed diversity, as the teacher workforce is…

Empowering All Learners to Achieve Personal Excellence: District 100’s College and Career Pathway Endorsement Process

Across the State of Illinois, 93 high schools as part of 16 distinct Illinois 60 by 25 Leadership Communities and community partners are developing plans for implementation of the College and Career Pathway Endorsements, a cornerstone of the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act (PWR Act). This Endorsement provides a mechanism for school districts to validate…

Illinois Launches Career Pathways Dictionary

With so many opportunities on the horizon in Illinois—from forging better connections between programs in career pathways and employers to building out apprenticeships and other work-based learning models—Illinois agencies, advocates, and providers need to work with the same understanding of the terms surrounding workforce and education. For that reason, Illinois approved a statewide definition of…