2020 Conference

February 25–26, 2020

The 2020 Illinois 60 by 25 Network Annual Conference was a terrific success thanks to our many partners and the nearly 240 agents of change in attendance representing 50 communities across the state (and nation!).

With you as our partners we are working together to improve student and community outcomes and moving the needle on Illinois’ 60 by 25 goal. We thank all of our presenters who shared their expertise and experience with attendees. We also want to acknowledge the generous support provided by The Joyce Foundation and Grand Victoria Foundation that made the conference possible.


Conference Agenda and Photos

Download the conference agenda here. Find conference photos here.


Conference Materials

Plenary Sessions

Preliminary Findings From the Illinois 60 by 25 Network Impact Report – (Report)

Keynote: The Future Can’t Wait

Eliminating Equity Gaps on the Road to 60% by 2025

Pathways to Success: The Illinois State Perkins Plan

The State We’re In: A Report on Public Education in Illinois – (Report)

Implementing a Teacher Pathway From High School Through College & Back to Your District

Leading For Equity – (Workshop Handout)


Breakout Sessions

State Policy Updates From the Field, I: PaCE & Transitional Instruction

Setting Tables: Value-Driven Stakeholder Engagement & Coalition Building

Guidance For Guides: Tools to Support Postsecondary Planning

Change Catalysts: Backbone Organizations & Governance in Collective Impact

Evidence-Based Practices: Improving Individual & Organizational Decision-Making – (Workshop Handout)

It Takes A Village: Lessons from Collective Impact in Early Care & Education

State Policy Updates From the Field, II: Dual Credit & College & Career Pathway Endorsements

Data: What Is It Good For?: Using Data to Tell Our Stories & Inform Our Decisions – (Workshop Handout)

Asset Framing In Action: Lessons from Thrive Chicago & My Brother’s Keeper

Tools & Tactics for Implementing High-Quality Work-Based Learning


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