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New 2014 IERC REPORTS

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.

 

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.

Call for Proposals

The Illinois Education Research Council announces the call for proposals for its 12th annual Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium October 7-8, 2014 in Bloomington, IL.  Submit your proposal by June 20, 2014 and become part of the conversation!

April Speaker Event

The Illinois Education Research Council held its Spring Speaker Event on April 15, 2014.

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This year's speaker was Dr. Steven Athanases, a Professor of Education at the University of California, Davis.  Click to view and hear hear his presentation: Toward Academic Engagement and College-Readiness for Diverse Youth: Balancing High Challenge and High Support.

The Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) congratulates Dr. Fengxia Wang, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who was selected as a faculty research fellow for the 2014-15 year with the IERC. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Wang on her research to broaden participation in STEM fields.

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.

LATEST IERC PRESENTATIONS

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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