Record-Breaking May Precipitation Calls for Increased Focus on Climate Change Impacts

As Illinois enters the summer months, we can reflect back on another spring that produced a record-breaking amount of precipitation. Multiple days of rain in the month of May resulted in widespread flooding across the Chicago region, to the point … Continue reading Record-Breaking May Precipitation Calls for Increased Focus on Climate Change Impacts

New Study: Four Factors Improve Student Achievement in Illinois’ Public Schools

Chicago, IL: Four factors improve student test scores in Illinois’ public school districts– and two are associated with lower academic achievement– according to a new study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Project for Middle Class Renewal (PMCR) and … Continue reading New Study: Four Factors Improve Student Achievement in Illinois’ Public Schools