Prairie-Hills ESD 144: Vision 20/20: Fulfilling the Promise of Public Education
PHESD144 was proud to host the Illinois Vision 20/20 conference at Prairie-Hills Junior High School on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. On this day, Dr. Creg Williams, President of the Superintendent’s Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity introduced Dr. Brent Clark, Executive Director of IASA (Illinois Association of School Administrators) to a large crowd of educators.
Bureau County Republican – Setting One’s Sights on Vision 20/20
Education in Illinois is at a crossroads. Schools are being short-changed on state aid, required to comply with a long list of unfunded mandates, and are now being ordered to administer what they feel are unrealistic, costly and time-consuming tests. These and other issues were addressed Wednesday night at a legislative forum and overview of Vision 20/20, a plan for the future of education in Illinois developed by educators from across the state.
FarmWeekNow.com – Education funding discussed on RFD Today
IASBO Executive Director, Dr. Michael Jacoby, and Olympia CUSD #16 Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Andrew Wise, discuss education funding on RFD Today.
Illinoishomepage.net – School Districts Seeing “20/20”
School administrators from across the state would like a bigger say in the future of education, instead of leaving it up to lawmakers and they’re Taking Action. When it comes to education, teachers and administrators are the ones on the front lines. But in the back office, lawmakers are the ones signing the checks.
Belleville News Democrat – Guest Column: Vision 20/20 is common-sense approach to education
It’s time for educators and members of the community to take back the conversation about public education in Illinois. That’s why we are excited to share with readers a new initiative called Vision 20/20.
Rantoul Press – RTHS, RCS adopt Vision 20/20 plan
Both the Rantoul Township High School and Rantoul City Schools boards of education adopted the new educational reform plan for Illinois known as Vision 20/20.
Morris Daily Herald – Morris high school supports state Vision 20/20 program
Morris Community High School is supporting the Illinois Vision 20/20 initiative to improve public education. The school board passed a resolution of support at its regular meeting last week.
WSIL TV – Schools Hope to Change Education with Vision 20/20
Illinois school administrators are hoping to change how their schools are being run. They say Illinois clearly had no master plan, so they came up with one of their own – Illinois Vision 20/20.
Our Vision for 21st Century Learning
Education in Illinois should modernize its approach by delivering 21st century instruction that provides all students access to modern learning environments. Education should allow students to learn and apply knowledge, think creatively, and be well-prepared for a global citizenry.
Partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and colleges can enhance student educational experiences, put more resources in the classroom, and expand instruction to better prepare students for college and the workplace.
The following article supports our vision for the 21st century and illustrates the importance of embracing the diversity that exists in Illinois.