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The fourth white paper from The Illinois Educator Shortage and Employment ProjectLearn More
IWERC was awarded a total of $275,000 in funding from three organizations — CME Group Foundation, Joyce Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies — that will expand IWERC’s research on Illinois education issues.
A Three-Part Research Series
The research series focuses on (1) trends in school instructional modality during the 2020-21 school year; (2) if school instructional modality predicts average school achievement; and (3) if student instructional modality predicts student achievement.Learn More
IWERC hosted a virtual webinar to discuss trauma-informed care (TIC) in education with a panel of expertsLearn More
Work with community partners across the state to research and co-construct solutions to the most pressing issues in the cradle-to-career, education-to-workforce pipeline.
Illinois education and workforce development organizations have reliable, relevant, actionable research on which to base decisions.
IWERC’s research addresses field-initiated questions from across the state.
IWERC’s approach to research prioritizes equity, forges collaboration with practitioners, and seeks to uncover and extend successful practices.
IWERC sits at the center of both initiatives; it conducts research on early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education, and examines the intersections of that research with job-readiness.
Modeled on other research-practice partnerships, like the Consortium on School Research at University of Chicago, IWERC’s agenda is driven by stakeholders across Illinois.
IWERC is working with state agencies, school districts, early childhood programs, colleges, workforce development initiatives, and other educational partners to research and solve critical issues.
Two Anonymous Funders
John Q. Easton (Chair)
UChicago Consortium on School Research
Consortium for Educational Change
Illinois Action for Children
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
City of Quincy
Foresight Law & Policy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Latino Policy Forum