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Bassler, Elissa J.; And Others – 1996
Upcoming federal and state changes in welfare and social services will have a profound effect on the delivery of early childhood care and education in Illinois. In October, 1995, the Day Care Action Council of Illinois convened a meeting of early childhood experts and advocates. From this retreat, a vision for a new system of the delivery of child…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Cooperation
Goerge, Robert; Dilts, John; Yang, Duck-Hye; Wasserman, Miriam; Clary, Anne – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2007
This report draws on demographic data to examine and project trends in the size and composition of the child population in all seventy-seven Chicago communities up to the year 2010. The report highlights the changing age mix of Chicago children and provides some context in which to consider these demographic trends. It describes population changes…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Population Trends, Social Services, Poverty
Beck, E. M.; Madans, J. H. – 1975
In order to determine the effect of rural industrial development in an historically rural area of Illinois, a stratified area probability sample survey of 781 household heads in an area experiencing limited industrial development and of 315 household heads in an area lacking industrial development was conducted in 1966. The results of this survey…
Descriptors: Age, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Economic Change
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Glasser, Michael; Peters, Karen; MacDowell, Martin – Journal of Rural Health, 2006
Background: It is important to assess rural health professions workforce needs and identify variables in recruitment and retention of rural health professionals. Purpose: This study examined the perspectives of rural hospital chief executive officers (CEOs) regarding workforce needs and their views of factors in the recruitment and retention…
Descriptors: Administrators, Hospitals, Administrator Attitudes, Rural Areas
Dean, Diane R.; Hunt, Erika L.; Smith, Ryan – Center for the Study of Education Policy, 2006
This report, sponsored by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University, presents in-depth multi-method research and analysis on what matters to Illinois students and their families when choosing a college, why so many students are leaving the state, where they are going, and…
Descriptors: In State Students, Higher Education, College Choice, Student Mobility
Illinois State Dept. of Human Services, East St. Louis. Head Start State Collaboration Office. – 2002
This document contains a matrix offering a side-by-side comparison of almost 40 criteria among 7 sets of early childhood program standards. The standards are: (1) Head Start Program Performance Standards; (2) Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Care Licensing Standards; (3) Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Center…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Certification, Day Care, Early Childhood Education
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Cominole, Melissa; Siegel, Peter; Dudley, Kristin; Roe, David; Gilligan, Theresa – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report describes the methods and procedures used for the 2004 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04). NPSAS:04 is a comprehensive study of financial aid among postsecondary education students in the United States and Puerto Rico that provides information on trends in financial aid and on the ways in which families pay for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Research Reports, Research Methodology
King, Christopher T.; And Others – 1995
A study assessed the success of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs by examining current approaches, featuring operational and experimentally based measures, all using the individual as the unit observation. The research used Program Year 1990 JTPA termination and associated program participation records in Illinois and Texas. Two…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Education, Employment Patterns
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reported in this paper examined the effects of “First Step to Success (First Step),” a school- and home-based program intended to improve outcomes for students with moderate to severe behavior problems who may be at risk for academic failure. The study took place in six locations across five states: San Jose, California; Tampa, Florida;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior
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Barrow, Lisa – Economics of Education Review, 2006
Using data from Illinois, I examine relationships between the number of private schools and characteristics of the public schools and surrounding population. I find positive, statistically significant relationships between number of private schools in 1998 and public school 3rd grade class size, the percent college educated, and the percent over…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Location, Grade 3, Class Size
Maloney, J. Michael – School Administrator, 1996
A survey of 754 Illinois superintendents found that regardless of district size, a superintendent's personal actions and those of his/her family may be reflected in future professional evaluations. Fully two-thirds of superintendents believed their spouses and children suffered negative consequences from residing within the school district. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Conflict of Interest, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2004
The National Awards for Museum and Library Service give national recognition to institutions that play an integral and essential part in our learning society. The awards celebrate the efforts of libraries and museums of all sizes to connect with their increasingly diverse communities and to serve as centers of lifelong learning. As the pace of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Public Libraries, Public Service
Klugman, Joshua; Gordon, Molly F.; Sebring, Penny Bender; Sporte, Susan E. – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2015
In the first comprehensive analysis of Illinois' statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions, this report finds systematic differences among schools in the degree to which students and teachers report strength in the five essential supports. Previous University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR)…
Descriptors: State Surveys, Educational Environment, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys
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Niles, Michael D.; Reynolds, Arthur J.; Nagasawa, Mark – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2006
The current study explored the association between a large-scale federally funded preschool intervention and the social and emotional development of participants. Data were drawn from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) and included 1,378 primarily African American youth who participated in the CLS and had scores for two or more identifiable…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, African American Children, Early Childhood Education
Center for the Study of Education Policy, 2004
The research is clear that parents' involvement in their child's education improves outcomes in areas such as learning, attendance, behavior, and graduation rates. Although almost any parent involvement brings improvements in student outcomes, parent involvement with their child's learning at home is most helpful in increasing student learning.…
Descriptors: State Programs, Focus Groups, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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