Social Policy

Unusual insight into complex social problems related to the impact of public policy on individuals, communities and institutions

Latinos in Illinois

Authors

  • Jorge Chapa

Chapter 2 of The Illinois Report 2012

This report examines demographic characteristics of the Latino population in Illinois including educational attainment and employment statistics.


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Springfield's continuum of learning

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  • Harry Berman
  • Stacy Reed

Chapter 9 of The Illinois Report 2011

This report examines policies designed to improve educational attainment and explores a model developed at a local level that creates a partnership between schools, business and social services communities.


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Illinois college and career readiness pilot initiative

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  • Debra Bragg
  • Lorenzo Baber
  • Erin Castro

Chapter 8 of The Illinois Report 2011

This report examines the College and Career Readiness Pilot Program in Illinois, passed by the General Assembly in 2007, which puts community colleges together with high schools to better prepare students for transition to college.


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School vouchers and charter schools in Illinois

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Chapter 7 of The Illinois Report 2011

This report examines charter schools and voucher programs in Illinois and discusses whether they improve performance of public schools and educational opportunity.


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Social and emotional learning for Illinois students

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  • Peter Ji
  • Peter Mulhall
  • Barbara Shaw
  • Roger P. Weissberg

Chapter 6 of The Illinois Report 2011

This report summarizes the standards for social and emotional learning in Illinois, preschool through high school.


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Health care reform and Medicaid

Authors

  • Nicole Kazee

Chapter 5 of The Illinois Report 2011

This report reviews the Medicaid provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and their applications to policy in Illinois.


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American dream to nightmare

Authors

  • Cedric Herring

Chapter 4 of The Illinois Report 2011

This report reviews the mortgage and housing crisis during the Great Recession and provides policy ideas to slow the tide of foreclosures and repossessions.


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The Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success

Authors

  • Mrinalini C. Rao
  • Charles V. Evans

Chapter 5 of The Illinois Report 2010

This report examines the history of the Public Agenda for College and Career Success in Illinois, the plans for its implementation and other issues.


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Race and the Great Recession

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  • Cedric Herring

Chapter 4 of The Illinois Report 2010

This report examines the disproportionate effects of the recession of 2007-2009 on racial minorities.


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The evolution and application of digital divide research

Authors

  • Thomas Prudhomme
  • Allison Clark
  • Damian Duffy

Chapter 11 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines the debate about the meaning of the term "digital divide" and the research and policy goals concerning it.


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