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Comprehensive study of Illinois learning renewal finds post-pandemic academic growth, key areas for continued support 

CHICAGO (July 17, 2024) - The Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative today released three reports on learning renewal, reflecting the ...
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A record summer for tech training programs at Discovery Partners Institute 

DPI will more than double its summer reach with learners from middle school to mid-career to build computing skills ...
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NSF awards $1M grant to study science and math teacher retention strategies to address teacher shortages in rural Illinois 

NORC at the University of Chicago and IWERC at Discovery Partners Institute, part of the University of Illinois System, to ...
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Discovery Partners Institute launches tech talent advisory council 

Group will be chaired by tech industry veteran Lou Meshulam, who joins the DPI team  CHICAGO (May 16, 2024) -- The ...
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Discovery Partners Institute, Chicago Public Schools partner to engage high school students in tech field 

Workshop series has reached 650 CPS students to date to help build interest in computing and tech pathways and bolster ...
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Arts education graduates find roles in other fields, creative workforce report finds 

Only 20% of Illinois arts graduates work in arts jobs as their primary occupation. CHICAGO – Creatively trained workers can be ...
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IWERC releases first of five reports on computer science education in Illinois 

Roughly one in 14 high school students takes a computer science course in a given year CHICAGO – The Illinois Workforce &...
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Illinois climate researchers develop methodology to predict temperatures at street scale 

Urban climate resilience bolstered with smart use of data and sensor technology CHICAGO – In a new study published in the ...
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Discovery Partners Institute headquarters construction bids underway 

Groundbreaking now closer for project at The 78 in Chicago CHICAGO – The University of Illinois System’s Discovery Partners Institute ...
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Discovery Partners Institute Joins Innovative Multistate Partnership Launching a Groundbreaking Water Resources Initiative in the Great Lakes Region 

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HIGH-TECH CHI Event Celebrates Close of Computer Science Education Week 

Citywide celebration of computer science and technology in Chicago showcases the many youth-oriented opportunities available in tech The Discovery ...
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Report on Illinois Dual Credit Participation Illustrates Widening Gaps In Access, Participation 

Targeted interventions needed to ensure greater access, awareness November 30, 2023 (CHICAGO) – The Illinois Workforce & Education Research Collaborative (IWERC), ...
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