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217 Today: Why the number of Illinois high school grads earning ‘college and career pathway endorsements’ is skyrocketing

College and Career Pathway Endorsement Framework diagram

College and Career Pathway Endorsement Framework diagram Illinois State Board Of Education

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker eliminated the statewide, 1% grocery tax when he signed off on the state budget.
  • The Illinois Maternal Health Task Force met to reflect on four years of efforts to reduce maternal health inequities in Illinois.
  • Western Illinois University is in the market for a new president. But the search won’t begin anytime soon.
  • Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker is signing a new state budget that he says is balanced.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about what college and career pathway endorsements are and what they mean for students.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Mae Antar, Jade Marceau, Rich Egger, Dave McKinney and Peter Medlin.