JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2020 CCE State Agency Panel Live Session


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2020 CCE
State Agency Panel Live Session

We're pleased to announce a new live session for the virtual 2020 College Changes Everything® (CCE) conference – Educating During the Pandemic: Efforts to Improve Access, Equity, Affordability and Excellence. Join Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz and agency heads from the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois Community College Board, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission as they discuss the challenges and solutions in educating students this fall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include addressing the increased obstacles to equity and access as a result of the pandemic; improving hybrid and remote learning; addressing affordability, particularly for low income, rural and students of color; and reducing “pandemic melt” and maintaining/improving attainment in light of rapidly changing guidelines and plans for fall. This session is for education professionals as well as students and families looking for information and resources about educating Illinois students from kindergarten through postsecondary during this unique and uncertain period.  Reserve your spot now for this live session and the other live sessions at the links in the table below.

In addition to the live sessions, our version of an online conference includes recorded sessions available 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.

July 28, 2020
10-11 a.m.
Keynote: Music, Movies, and NASA:
Pop-culture and Space Exploration
Illuminating the Way for Change
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Spot Now
July 30, 2020
12-1 p.m.
Touching the Third Rail: Creating
Campus Equity Plans to Eliminate
Gaps in Degree Completion by
Race and Pell-status at National
Louis University and Moraine Valley
Community College through the
Illinois Equity in Attainment
Reserve Your
Spot Now
July 30, 2020
2-3 p.m.
Guidance for Guides: Skills & Tools
to Support Postsecondary Planning
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Spot Now
July 31, 2020
10-11 a.m.
Collaborative Partnerships: Engaging
and Supporting Youth in Work-based
Reserve Your
Spot Now
August 6, 2020
12-1 p.m.
Educating During the Pandemic: Efforts to
Improve Access, Equity, Affordability and
Reserve Your
Spot Now

All live events and 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.

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.

Helping Illinois reach its Goal 2025: to increase the proportion
of adults in Illinois with high-quality college degrees and
postsecondary credentials to 60% by the year 2025


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