Over the years we have held various town hall meetings focusing on one of the most important community issues, education.

Advance Illinois and NCRBC – Education in Illinois

May 2009

What issue can get former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar and former Democrat Commerce Secretary William Daley to agree?

Daley was one fo the speakers at a town hall meeting held Monday at the Mendota Civic Center and sponsored by the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition and Advance Illinois. About 165 Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam county teachers and administrators, school board members and area business people attended the meeting, which was titled, “Transition to World Class Education.”

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Illinois P20 Council comes to North Central Illinois

April 2011

Educators came to Princeton’s Prouty Building Tuesday, the first part of an effort to deepen community involvement in education reform presented by the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition (NCRBC).

J. Burt, president of the NCRBC, welcomed those in attendance. In 2002 the regional workforce board, NCI Works, conducted a Community Audit in Bureau, LaSalle, Putnam and Lee counties to determine its strengths and weaknesses with an eye on how to use that information to best prepare for the economic future.

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Spring Valley plans education forum

March 5, 2014

A coalition of major stakeholders and education advocates in Spring Valley held a community-wide forum on the new importance of education in determining the economic prospects for the city and its residents.

Featured speakers were Hall High School Superintendent Michael Struna, who covered the impact of the most recent high school performance report card, and IVCC President Jerry Corcoran who drew the line from academic achievement to economic prosperity in a rapidly changing world.

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