Ounce of Prevention now “Start Early”

GFF grantee Ounce of Prevention is now officially known as “Start Early,” Champions for Early Learning. A new release making the announcement said that Start Early “focuses on the idea…

Kindergarten Readiness Up in Illinois, But Advocates Say More Must Be Done to Fill Gaps

WTTW recently published the article “Kindergarten Readiness Up in Illinois, But Advocates Say More Must Be Done to Fill Gaps” which discussed the most recent Illinois State Board of Education’s…

How Students in Waukegan Juggle High School with Corporate Jobs

WTTF recently covered GFF grantee Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep’s Work Study Program in the article, “How Students in Waukegan Juggle High School with Corporate Jobs.” “The Cristo Rey…

Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why.

Chalkbeat Chicago discussed the state’s teacher shortage in the article, “Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why,” which featured GFF grantee Advanced Illinois’ recent report. Warnings…

New Reports Say, In Order To Increase Equity, Illinois Needs To Change How It Funds Higher Ed

GFF grantee Partnership for College Completion recently released a trio of reports that focus on college affordability for students in Illinois. Peoria Public Radio covered the report in its feature,…