A Research Advisory Council of 84 diverse statewide stakeholders—including educators, researchers, advocates, and state agency staff—then reviewed and helped pare down the list to the most pressing questions.
Throughout, four criteria guided the selection of projects: potential impact, equity focus, novelty, and ability to build statewide bridges. Below are the projects that emerged from this process.
Understanding children’s journeys through early childhood programs and services.
This portfolio is focused on:
Maintaining a diverse, high-quality early childhood and K-12 teacher workforce.
This portfolio is exploring:
Exploring the diverse routes from high school to work.
This portfolio has several strands, including:
Conducting targeted reviews and analyses of secondary data that can serve Illinois communities in the short term.
These project topics include: