Social Policy

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

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

Authors

  • 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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Emergency Preparedness in Illinois

Authors

  • Patricia S. Rushing

Chapter 10 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines the state of Illinois' readiness to respond to terrorism, natural disaster or other calamity. 


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Child care quality in Illinois

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Chapter 7 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines Illinois system for rating the quality of child care centers to other systems developed in other states and highlights some lessons Illinois can draw from those experiences.


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Exploring a new paradigm for higher education

Authors

  • Robert F. Rich
  • Lally Gartel

Chapter 6 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report outlines a brief history of the P-20 concept of education and its relevance to the state of Illinois, and describes opportunities for partnerships for Illinois colleges and universities.


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Promising strategies for improving K-12 education in Illinois

Authors

  • Benjamin Superfine
  • Mark A. Smylie
  • Steven Tozer
  • David Mayrowetz

Chapter 5 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines workforce development in Illinois public schools and why it is important for school improvement.


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Racial segregation and exclusion in Illinois

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Chapter 4 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines racial residential patterns of blacks, whites and Latinos in Illinois.


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Diversity in Illinois

Authors

  • Cedric Herring
  • Loren Henderson

Chapter 9 of The Illinois Report 2008

This report provides an examination of the changing meaning of diversity, a demographic profile of Illinois in 2007, and a summary of public opinion concerning policy issues that relate to diversity.


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Higher education and Illinois' future

Authors

  • Stanley O. Ikenverry
  • Daniel T. Layzell
  • W. Randall Kangas

Chapter 8 of The Illinois Report 2008

This report examines the state of higher education in Illinois entering 2008.


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Policy Initiative: none

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