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IERC Presentation: Patterns of Retention and Completion in Illinois: Is Student Debt a Barrier to Completion.

Janet K. Holt and Lorenzo Baber

This research study was presented during the pre-conference forum for the Council for Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) at the annual Association For the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) held in Denver, CO. The study examined the relationship of institutional factors, including student debt on student retention and completion outcomes.  More

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IERC Presentation: Laboratories of Reform? Human Resource Management Strategies in Illinois Charter Schools

Bradford R. White

Many recent education policy initiatives have zeroed in on human resource (HR) management reforms. Because charter schools are granted additional flexibility in many areas of HR management, and because evidence suggests that many charter schools are exercising this flexibility, the charter school sector presents a promising venue to test this theory of action.  More

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IERC Publication: The Student Has Become the Teacher: Tracking the Racial Diversity and Academic Composition of the Teacher Supply Pipeline (2013-3)

Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis, and Eric J. Lichtenberger

Examines how each stage in the pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification and employment affects the racial/ethnic and academic composition of those who enter the public school teacher corps in Illinois.  More

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IERC Presentation: The student has become the teacher: Tracking racial diversity and academics in Illinois’ new teacher pipeline

Bradford R. White

Examines how each stage in the pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification and employment affects the racial/ethnic and academic composition of those who enter the public school teacher corps in Illinois.  More

IERC Publication: College Readiness and the Potentially Overlapping Outcomes of Community College Entrants (2012-3)

Eric J. Lichtenberger and Cecile Dietrich

This study examines how the interaction of college readiness and key demographic characteristics influences community college outcomes such as credential attainment and transferring to a four-year college.  More

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IERC Presentation: The Geography of the New Teacher Pipeline in Illinois

Eric J. Lichtenberger, Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis

Illinois Workforce Data Quality Initiative Working Group, Springfield, IL, May 20, 2015.  More

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IERC Presentation: Thinking Longitudinally while Focusing on Education Policy

Eric J. Lichtenberger

Illinois Board of Higher Education Faculty Advisory Council, Edwardsville, IL, May 15, 2015.  More

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IERC Publication: Principal Turnover in Illinois Public Schools, 2001-2008 (2011-1)

Karen J. DeAngelis and Bradford R. White

This report is the second in an IERC series on public school principals in Illinois.   More

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IERC Presentation: Update on the Early Childhood Innovation Implementation Evaluation

Eric J. Lichtenberger and Dan Q. Duffy

St. Xavier University, December 12th, 2014.  More

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IERC Publication: A Longitudinal Study of the Illinois High School Class of 2002: A Six-Year Analysis of Postsecondary Enrollment and Completion (2010-3)

David J. Smalley, Eric J. Lichtenberger, and Kathleen S. Brown

This comprehensive study examines the college outcomes for the Illinois High School graduating class of 2002 and focusing on topics such as vertical transferring and outmigration.   More

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