For Immediate Release
May 15, 2013

State Board of Education to recognize ACT’s College and Career Readiness Award winners at May Board meeting

Four award recipients named for work in College and Career Readiness

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education will take time during Thursday’s monthly Board meeting to recognize four recipients; a student, high school, community college and employer awarded under ACT’s College and Career Readiness Campaign. Illinois is among seven states, along with Alabama, Colorado, Iowa Kentucky, North Carolina and Wisconsin, that is participating in the inaugural year of ACT’s award program to recognize efforts in advancing college and career readiness.

“We talk about college and career readiness nearly every day at the State Board of Education and in schools across the state,” said State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch. “It’s so important that we also take time to recognize those who are making this benchmark a reality. Their efforts should not only be honored but shared as many more strive to achieve the same outcomes.”

The ACT awards honor the college and career readiness efforts of an exemplary student, high school, community college and employer. Illinois’ recipients are:

Staff at the State Board of Education nominated recipients of the four award categories. A national selection committee will select one outstanding example per category across all states. The campaign will conclude May 21 at the ACT National Gala on College and Career Readiness in Washington, D.C.



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