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Studying the High School Experience

In a Q&A, IPR’s Simone Ispa-Landa discusses her forthcoming book examining a suburban high school.

Governing the Future: On AI, Public Policy, and Democracy

April 4, 2024
Alondra Nelson and Andrew Papachristos
Missed IPR and Medill's joint lecture with Alondra Nelson on March 27? Watch the lecture online.

A WISE(r) Way to Measure Water Insecurity

April 4, 2024
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IPR anthropologist’s work set to revolutionize how we understand water access and use globally.

Documenting Access to Universal Pre-K in Chicago

April 2, 2024
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Report examines pre-K enrollments, capacity, and access for children across the city.

An Estimated 1.2 Billion People Experienced Water Insecurity in the Prior Year

March 22, 2024
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IPR's Sera Young shares results of global poll on water experiences on World Water Day.

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