State of Racial Justice in Chicago Project

Events, presentations, and reports produced in conjunction with this project provide accessible data and analysis on how racial and ethnic groups in Chicago are faring in relation to housing, economics, education, justice, and health and are meant as a resource for the development of new engaged research projects and policy solutions.

Find out more and download our reports here.

Trust and Teacher Evaluation in CPS

This report is the culmination of a year-long study by IRRPP comissioned by CPS and CTU examining how school personnel created a climate of trust and the effect of strong administrator and teacher relationships for instructional performance and teacher evaluations. Find out more and download this report here.




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Imagining and Demanding Education Justice During the time of Coronavirus

We greatly appreciate CAN TV broadcasting of our IRRRP & Social Justice Initiative conversation with writers, organizers, educators, and academics about the key challenges and opportunities to advance education justice in the current moment in Chicago. The panel discusses the ways in which the Coronavirus pandemic is shaping our education system and what we can do to transform education to better serve the needs of students, teachers, parents, and communities as we prepare for the near and long term. The CAN TV video of the event can be accessed here.

For those looking to access the resources that panelists mentioned in the Education Justice event, please click here for a pdf of the resources.










Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Spring Programming will be rescheduled for the fall and we have had to cancel our Summer Education Workshop for 2020.

WriteOut! Registration Open for UIC Faculty & Graduate Students

IRRPP’s WriteOut! is going virtual and we are now accepting applications for WriteIn!, our virtual one-week, writing-intensive, self-directed retreat. You can find more information about Faculty WriteIn! here and you can find more information about Graduate Student WriteIn! here here.

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