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Each and every child is equipped to make meaningful contributions to society and live life to its fullest potential.


Provide each and every child with safe and healthy learning conditions, great educators, and equitable opportunities by practicing data-informed stewardship of resources and policy development, all done in partnership with educators, families, and stakeholders.

Equity Statement

Illinois has an urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational equity by ensuring that all policies, programs, and practices affirm the strengths that each and every child brings within their diverse backgrounds and life experiences, and by delivering the comprehensive supports, programs, and educational opportunities they need to succeed.


  • Student Learning:  Every child will make significant academic gains each year, increasing their knowledge, skills, and opportunities so they graduate equipped to pursue a successful future, with the state paying special attention to addressing historic inequities.
  • Learning Conditions:  All schools will receive the resources necessary to create safe, healthy, and welcoming learning environments, and will be equipped to meet the unique academic and social and emotional needs of each and every child.
  • Elevating Educators:  ​Illinois’ diverse student population will have ​educators who are prepared through multiple pathways and are supported in and celebrated​ ​for their efforts to provide each and every child an education that meets their needs.

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