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Education and Training in Illinois

This section provides information on education and training for women and girls in the state of Illinois, including information on women working in schools and higher education.

See also Education and Training in Chicago and Education and Training in the United States.


Girls in K-12 Schools
General Information--Not Disaggregated by Gender
Organizations for General Information

Girls in K-12 Schools in Illinois

School District Data Book Profiles
A project of the Government Information Sharing Project, which uses data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. Includes comparisons of city, county, and state across the United States, plus information with gender breakdown on:
  • Population
  • Children enrolled in school
  • Children enrolled in public school

Women in Higher Education

Illinois Human Rights Act
The Illinois Department of Human Rights website has made the text of the law accessible online, including the provisions covering civil rights, discrimination, and sexual harassment in higher education. DHR rules and regulations are also available.

Illinois Board of Higher Education: Policy Initiatives .htm
Policy initiatives for higher education in Illinois by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (NOTE: You may need to download and install Adobe Acrobat to be able to view some of the documents on the site.)

Final Report of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women in Illinois: Economic Independence for Women: An Action Plan for Illinois
Produced by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. This December 1998 report addresses topics such as increasing women's opportunities in employment and business, family violence, sustainable family wage, education and training, child care and elder care, and health care. (NOTE: You will need to download and install Adobe Acrobat to be able to view this document.)

General information--not disaggregated by gender

Illinois Schools listed by the Illinois Learning Web

Illinois Educational & School Data by the Illinois Learning Web

Organizations for General Information

AAUW Illinois Chapter

Gender Equity Resources for K-12 Schools in Illinois

1997-2000 Public Policy Program

Educational Resources for Illinois,166
Supported by the U.S. Department of Education. This web page contains hypertext links or pointers to information created or maintained by other public and private organizations. Most not gender equity specific with the exception of:

  • Programs for Educational Opportunity
    Assists school districts and education agencies with issues related to educational equity in the areas of race, national origin, and gender desegregation. The Center serving Illinois is:
      Equity Assistance Center
      Percy Bates, Director
      University of Michigan
      1005 School of Education
      Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259
      (734) 763-9910
      FAX: (734) 763-2137
Illinois Board of Higher Education
4 West Old Capitol Plaza, Room 500
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1214
Telephone 217-782-2551
FAX 217-782-8548
TDD 217-524-3494

Illinois Department of Human Rights
W.G. Stratton Building, Room 404
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: (217) 785-4350.

Date Last Updated: 8/21/2000

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