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Vision Statement

School leaders are equipped with research-based information, skills, and practices to lead districts, schools, and classrooms where each and every child receives significant opportunity for a fair, equitable, and high-quality education.   

Mission Statement

The mission of IL-EMPOWER, the Statewide System of Support, is to build the capacity of school leaders to implement and sustain effective school improvement practices that improve student achievement and performance outcomes, especially in Illinois’ lowest and underperforming schools. 

Equity Statement

IL-EMPOWER delivers comprehensive and targeted support to the State’s lowest and underperforming schools in response to Illinois’ urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational equity.  Program policies support evidence-based practices that include the diverse backgrounds and life experiences of all students and families to ensure fair, equitable, and high-quality educational opportunities for each and every child. 

Starting with the 2018 School Report Card, each Illinois school received a Summative Designation, a measure of progress in academic and student success. Multiple measures determine which one of four Summative Designations is appropriate for the school and can be found on the School Report Card.​​​​

FY 2023 Title I School Improvement Grant Application Webinar

Please join us for a webinar on Friday, June 24, 2022, from 1 - 2 p.m. This webinar will help to build a better understanding of the grant/program expectations to help develop an approvable grant application. We will focus primarily on the Implementation, Local School Information, and Budget Detail tabs of the grant application.​

Register now to attend the FY 2023 Title I School Improvement Grant Application Webinar!Go To Meeting Link

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