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

New Study: Illinois Public School Districts Are Dynamic and Innovative

Chicago, IL: Collective bargaining agreements in Illinois’ public schools are dynamic and innovative, reflecting both the needs of teachers and the financial challenges faced by school districts, according to a new study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Project … Continue reading New Study: Illinois Public School Districts Are Dynamic and Innovative

Safe Patient Limits Would Help Combat Illinois’ Nursing Shortage

Registered nurses (RNs) contribute immensely to the well-being of society.

A new study, The Illinois Nursing Shortage: Assessing the Need for Safe Patient Limits and Collective Bargainingby the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) and Project for Middle Class Renewal (PMCR) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presents data on Illinois’ RNs educational attainment, compensation, unionization, and safe patient limits (also called “safe-staffing ratios”).

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