Cornerstones of Student Success: Institutions Yielding High Return on Investment for Underserved Students

Bradford White, Illinois Education Research Council

IERC Symposium, November 9, 2017, Naperville, IL

This presentation complements a new report from the Illinois Education Research Council, Cornerstones of Student Success: Institutions Yielding High Return on Investment for Underserved Students, authored by Janet Holt and Daniel Duffy. More

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Illinois’ Early Childhood Innovation Zones: A new model for state policy?

Bradford White (IERC), Leah Pouw (Illinois Action for Children)

IERC Symposium, November 10, 2017, Naperville, IL

This presentation describes an evaluation of efforts made by Illinois Action for Children to spur experimentation with systemic change strategies to increase the number of Illinois’ most vulnerable children enrolled in high quality early learning programs. More

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Degrees with Less Debt: Effective Higher Education Strategies for Underrepresented Student Populations

Laura Winter, St. Louis Graduates Project Director and Janet Holt, Former Illinois Education Research Council Director

NACADA, October 13, 2017, St. Louis, MO.

This presentation describes an IERC study commissioned by St. Louis Graduates, a collaborative network whose mission is to increase degree completion for low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color from St. Louis. More

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Family Education Versus Family Finances in Predicting College Outcomes

Janet K. Holt & Drew M. Anderson

American Educational Research Association, April 27-May 1, 2017 San Antonio, TX.

Janet Holt presented in a roundtable session (session 44.084-6, RT18) on First-Generation Students at the AERA annual meeting Saturday at 2:45. She presented Family Education Versus Family Finances in Predicting College Outcomes, a study jointly conducted with Drew Anderson from University of Wisconsin. More

Exploring the K–12 Leadership Labor Market in Different Contexts

Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis, Peter Goff, Kevin Bastian, Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, and Ed Fuller

Brad White participated in a Working Group Roundtable on "Exploring the K–12 Leadership Labor Market in Different Contexts" at AERA in San Antonio on Thursday, April 27. More

Innovative Pathways to Degrees and Capacity-Building for Illinois’ Early Childhood Workforce

Bradford White, Brenda Klostermann, Debra Baron, Janet Holt, Dan Duffy

In this session, we present results from a two-year qualitative implementation study of the Early Childhood Educator Preparation Program Innovation (EPPI) Grants. Partnerships used grant funds to develop a wide range of seamless pathways for degree and credential attainment through innovative articulation and curriculum alignment initiatives, strategies for advising and supporting transfer students, and aligning assessments to demonstrate candidate progress toward attainment of key competencies. More

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