The Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) has issued a report entitled The Geography of the New Teacher Pipeline (IERC 2015-1). This study examines the geography of the teacher labor markets by tracking the distances between the teacher’s home area and college with the location of their first teaching position. This research is informative for teacher recruitment efforts, as well as for initiatives in Illinois to diversify the teacher pipeline.

The report and research highlights are also available for download at