An In-Depth Examination of Principal Preparation Redesign in Illinois

Brad White, Brenda Klostermann, Janet Holt, Mary Frazier-Meyers, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, & Michelle Hahn Huynh

This presentation to the Illinois Council of Professors of Education Administration summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy. More

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Laboratories of reform? Human Resource Management in Illinois Charter Schools

Bradford R. White

This research study was presented during the poster session at the Association for Education Finance and Policy 41st Annual Conference in Denver, CO March 17-19, 2016. The project describes how charter schools recruit, develop, and retain teachers and explores the relationships between HR management strategies, school characteristics, and school outcomes. More

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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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School Leadership in Illinois: Past, Present, and Future

Alicia Haller, Brenda Klostermann, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Pam Reilly, Steve Tozer; Moderator: Janet Holt

Janet Holt convened and moderated a panel on School Leadership in Illinois: Past, Present, & Future, which explored an overview of the Illinois principal preparation reforms, summarized the findings of current research investigating the leadership reforms’ implementation and provided an overview of what the future holds for Illinois and other states implementing school leadership reform. Panelists included Steve Tozer (UIC), Brenda Klostermann (IERC), Amber Stitziel Pareja (UChicago Consortium), Alicia Haller (CSEP), and Pam Reilly (2015 IL Teacher of the Year). More

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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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