Since its inception in June 2014, executives from P-20 Network communities colleges, school districts, and education organizations established work groups to devise and implement strategies to achieve the primary 60% by 2025 goal. The work groups address charges that include outcomes to be completed and/or progress reported at the semi-annual CEO meetings. While the number and focus of the work groups has evolved, their original function as professional think tanks and thought leaders who can accomplish change has remained constant.
New objectives and deliverables were outlined for the work groups to focus their attention on in time for the February 2016 meeting.
Click on the name of the work group to learn more about the group's activities, and find meeting information and materials.
Alignment of Standards for Advancing Student Opportunities - 100% of students graduate from high school with 12-15 college credits and/or a professional certificate.
Articulation and Adult Learners - Create seamless transitions across the education continuum from cradles to careers, including adults returning to the classroom.
B-3 (Birth to Grade 3) - Collaborate with ongoing activities at state and regional levels that improve preparation of children from birth to grade 3 for success in school, family, and community life and to design initiatives that address unmet needs identified through research.
Student Support Services - Coordinate student support systems across institutions in the northern Illinois region to ease transitions and increase student success.
Workforce Development - Coordinate the Regional P-20 Network's workforce development activities with local, state, and national initiatives in order to more closely align academic offerings and student preparation with workforce needs.