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Project Overview

This project was designed to gather opinions, experiences, and expectations related to education and the workforce of individuals across different communities in Illinois. We will gather data concerning the outcomes of education (including the workforce), teaching as a profession, effective schools, and the use of educational research. To start, several communities in Illinois were strategically selected and purposefully sampled based on their geography and demographic diversity. Our study will allow researchers to further our understanding of education and workforce opinions and experiences of individuals not traditionally included in research studies.

Project Team

Meg Bates

Meg Bates

Director, IWERC

Project Lead

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Shereen O. Beilstein

Research Specialist, IWERC

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Candace Williams

Consultant, IWERC