College Changes Everything® is a College Access Movement initiated by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.


The 2017 College Changes Everything Conference was held July 20 at the Tinley Park Convention Center, with record participation by over 500 attendees. Sponsored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the conference annually provides in-depth information and resources regarding post-secondary readiness, access and attainment. This year’s theme of equity focused on closing opportunity and achievement gaps, inclusivity, student engagement, and cultural responsiveness.


The logic was simple: if students know they will pay more per credit hour if they take excess credits more of them will graduate on time.

Early Childhood playing with blocks

Here are resources for early childhood professionals and those serving the early childhood community.

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The following resources focus on the educational climate and betterment of those serving the K–12 educational community.

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The following is a list of recent resources for those focused on the professional improvement of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders.

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Here are some new resources and news for the field of higher education.