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2020 College Changes Everything Conference

All recordings and associated materials of the eight live session of the 2020 College Changes Everything® (CCE) virtual conference have been posted to the 2020 CCE conference website.  On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, we want to thank all the panelists who participated in the live sessions and the participants who submitted recordings of their interest sessions for posting on the conference website.

To access a recorded session on the 2020 CCE conference website, you’ll be asked to register one time to set up your viewing account, then simply login to view recordings as your schedule permits. Session topics include: breaking down affordability barriers to college access and completion, career readiness and exploration and pathway endorsements, supporting Dreamers, women in STEM, campus equity plans to eliminate gaps in degree completion by race, addressing the disparity perceived by students with disabilities, and many more.  All recordings are available with no registration fees.

Thank you for your interest in CCE and supporting the state’s Goal 2025 – to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025.  We hope we are able to see everyone in-person at the 2021 CCE conference.

2020 College Changes Everything Conference Planning Committee

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Advance Illinois
  • Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University
  • Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
  • Generations Serving Generations
  • ACT Now
  • Women Employed

The College Changes Everything® Conference is sponsored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Educating Illinois’ Youngest Children: A Community Conversation among K-12 Leaders and Advocates

Governor Pritzker’s Early Childhood Funding Commission has been charged to address ECEC finance and system challenges and to make recommendations for a better Illinois system for all children birth to age 5.

Join education leaders and advocates for an Illinois Community Conversation to hear more about the ECEC Commission, share your perspective, and learn about opportunities to ensure your voice is a part of the conversation.  Register now!

Date: Wednesday August 19
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Creating Caring School Communities: Decolonizing Harmful Practices, Disrupting Push Out, & Advancing Liberation in Our Schools

The topic of this year’s Institute is about re-establishing schools as caring communities by dismantling institutionalized practices that interrupt successful schooling experiences for historically marginalized populations and supporting the development of a framework to promote success for all students.

Dates:  10 a.m. September 29-4:30 p.m. September 30 (ET)