Research and Reports

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation offers a number of publications that are available to the public. Publications include not only our annual reports, but also conference reports and executive summaries that focus on key issues and trends on various topics the Foundation supports as part of our mission. All publications listed below are free of charge, including shipping.

Latest Research

The Youngest Illinoisans: A Statistical Look at Infants and Toddlers in Illinois >> 
By: Child Trends, February 2014

The Youngest Americans: A Statistical Portrait of Infants and Toddlers in the United States >> 
By: Child Trends, October 2013
Illinois Civic Blueprint, 2013 >>
By: Robert R. McCormick Foundation, October 2013

The U.S. Servicemember's Guide to Academic Programs and Aid >>

Preschool Attendance in Chicago Public Schools: Relationships with Learning Outcomes and Reasons for Absences

By: University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, September 2013

Leading for Early Success: Building School Principals’ Capacity to Lead High-Quality Early Education
By: The National Governor’s Association, June 2013
Discusses the important role principals play in student success and highlighting several states that have re-designed their principal preparation requirements, making them more rigorous and accountable.  Illinois is a leading reformer, mandating that all principal preparation programs integrate early education into their coursework.  

Illinois State University releases report with best practices from four universities that have re-designed their principal preparation programs>>
By: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, February 2013
US Economic Competitiveness at Risk: A Midwest Call to Action on Immigration Reform >>
By: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, February 2013

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