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The IERC is pleased to announce that registration for its 12th annual Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium is now available.


Outmigration and Human Capital: Homeward Bound or Gone for Good
Eric Lichtenberger
Illinois P-20 Council Meeting, South Suburban community College, July 23, 2014

The Illinois Education Research Council has been awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and a two-year $50,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to study the implementation of the redesigned principal preparation programs in Illinois.  For more details, see the official press release.

Hold the Date:

Mark your calendar for the IERC's Twelfth Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium.  This year's symposium will be held on October 7-8, 2014 at the Doubletree in Bloomington, IL.


Outmigration and Human Capital: Homeward Bound or Gone for Good?
Eric J. Lichtenberger and Cecile Dietrich
Full Report  |  Research Highlights

This study examines the impact of student outmigration on Illinois employment and earnings. Our intent is for this study to inform policy to both decrease the outmigration of students and to collect appropriate data to track these students and quantify the impact.


Predictive Validity of ACT from 2002-07 to 2008-11
Janet Holt, Bradford White, and Gerry McLaughlin
Association for Institutional Research Forum, Orlando, FL, May 28, 2014.

Educational Policy Issues Related to College Readiness
Janet Holt
Northern Illinois University, April 29, 2014

Seeking Excellence and Diversity: How Stages in the Pipeline Affect the Composition of the New Teacher Corps
Bradford R. White, Eric J. Lichtenberger, and Karen J. DeAngelis
AEFP Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 13-15, 2014

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