Past Events


Mar 27, 2020
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
**Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled.  We are working to reschedule for a future date or deliver this content in a different format. Check this page or follow @fordschool on Twitter for updates. Learn more here about the University of...
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Mar 27, 2020
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
**Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled.  We are working to reschedule for a future date or deliver this content in a different format. Check this page or follow @fordschool on Twitter for updates. Learn more here about the University of...
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Mar 27, 2020
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Future Fordies, want to learn more about the Ford School’s lively, engaged research centers? Staff and faculty will present information about how you can get involved. Our Research Centers #5: Youth Policy Lab/Education Policy InitiativeMarch 27,...
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Oct 04, 2019
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
It's been 10 years since our first BA students graduated. It's been 20 years since we were named for President Gerald R. Ford. And it's been 50 years since our first Master of Public Policy students entered the Institute of Public Policy Studies. We...
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May 04, 2019
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2019! The Charge to the Class will be delivered by Peabody Award-winning journalist, author, and innovator Michele Norris. You can read more about Michele Norris...
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Apr 17, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Free and open to the public. Please join us for a book talk by Rucker C. Johnson (MA '97 Econ, PhD '02 Econ), Associate Professor & NBER, University of California, Berkeley & Goldman School of Public Policy. About the book: We are frequently...
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Aug 28, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Aug 21, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Aug 15, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Aug 14, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Jul 31, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Jul 24, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Jul 17, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Jul 10, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Jun 26, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Jun 21, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Video will be available online after the event. About the lecture: Children's chances of earning more than their parents have fallen from 90% to 50% over the past half century in America. How can we restore the American...
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Jun 19, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Jun 12, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Jun 05, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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May 29, 2018
8:30 am to 10:30 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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May 23, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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May 22, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Apr 18, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Apr 13, 2018, Apr 17, 2018
8:30 am, 5:00 pm
Friday, April 13, 2018 4:05 to 5:35pm Early Childhood Impacts | Crown Plaza Times Square, Fourth Floor, Times Square A Room | CHRISTINA WEILAND, University of Michigan. Preschool Context, Executive Functioning, and Early Achievement Gaps: A Study of...
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Apr 13, 2018, Apr 17, 2018
8:30 am, 5:00 pm
Friday, April 13, 2018 4:05 to 5:35pm Early Childhood Impacts | Crown Plaza Times Square, Fourth Floor, Times Square A Room | CHRISTINA WEILAND, University of Michigan. Preschool Context, Executive Functioning, and Early Achievement Gaps: A Study of...
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Apr 11, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. About the event: Three influential female economists discuss bringing research to bear on policymaking at the White House. Featuring an all-star panel who have helped to shape policy through the use of evidence....
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Apr 11, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Working paper co-authors include Paul J. Devereux, Petter Lundborg and Kaveh Majlesi   Abstract: Wealth is highly correlated between parents and their children; however, little is known about the extent to which these relationships are genetic or...
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Mar 28, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Doctoral students Moffett and Deane will present their research, as follows: Lillie Moffett, PhD Student in Combined Program in Education and Psychology: Topic to be announced KC Deane, PhD Student in Education: Does the Community College...
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Mar 21, 2018
8:40 am to 9:10 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Mar 15, 2018
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Thursday, March 15, 2018   Concurrent Session I: 1.01 - Serving At-Risk Postsecondary Students 8:30 am to 10:00 am, Broadway 1     Chair: Silvia Robles   Concurrent Session I: 1.04 - Supply, Demand & Quality in the Market for Early Childhood 8:...
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Mar 07, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Abstract: Learning outcomes in rural India remain low, with only around half of eleven-year-olds able to read sentences. One common concern is that curricula remain too ambitious, moving onto advanced texts before many children have learned basic...
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Feb 21, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Feb 16, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Youth Policy Lab at the University of Michigan conducts applied research in the areas of education, health care, juvenile justice and workforce development to improve opportunities for young people in Michigan and beyond. We partner with state...
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Feb 14, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About the talk: Evidence from psychology shows that perceptions of our environment are influenced by the actions we can take in that environment, and handgun access has been shown to increase the likelihood of perceiving others as possessing a...
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Feb 07, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
**********Looking for "What female economists learned bringing research to White House policymaking?"***********              
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Feb 07, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About the talk: Work-in-progress from Thomas Goldring. I examine how performance-based accountability under No Child Left Behind affected the within-district distribution of per pupil school-level spending. Using administrative data from Texas, I...
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Jan 31, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Washtenaw County Juvenile Court (WCJC) approached the Youth Policy Lab in early 2017 about partnering to improve outcomes for the youth they serve. The Lab's goal was to provide technical assistance in establishing a continuous improvement...
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Jan 31, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
  Abstract: At all levels of education, the racial achievement gap in performance between Black and Hispanic/Latino students and their White peers stubbornly persists. While the causes of this gap are numerous and interrelated, one theory posits...
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Jan 24, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Abstract: Urban Debate Leagues (UDLs) provide students in over 20 cities around the US the opportunity to participate in competitive policy debate, an extracurricular activity that is hypothesized to improve academic engagement and performance...
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Jan 17, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
OPEN TO PHD STUDENTS AND FACULTY ENGAGED IN CAUSAL INFERENCE IN EDUCATION RESEARCH About CIERS:  The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in...
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Jan 10, 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About the Speaker:  Sarah Cohodes is an Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University. Her research uses quantitative causal inference methods...
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Dec 13, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Dec 06, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Brian JacobCo-Director, Youth Policy Lab In early 2017, the Youth Policy Lab at the University of Michigan established a partnership with the agencies in Detroit that manage Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) – City Connect and the Detroit...
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Dec 06, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Abstract Our goal in this paper is to examine what the choices parents make among the available charter schools reveal about what they value, with primary attention to the racial mix of a school’s students. We estimate conditional logit models of...
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Nov 29, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Abstract A growing number of localities have implemented policies that utilize assessment scores in student grade promotion decisions. This study examines the impact of grade retention in New York City elementary and middle schools on high school...
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Nov 15, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Nov 08, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
OPEN TO PHD STUDENTS AND FACULTY ENGAGED IN CAUSAL INFERENCE IN EDUCATION RESEARCH. About CIERS The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations...
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Nov 02, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Education Policy Initiative Panel Presentations APPAM Fall 2017, Hyatt Regency Chicago   Thursday, November 2, 2017 Panel: Schools, Neighborhoods, and Inequality: Lessons from Magnets, Charters, and School Desegregation8:30-10:00 am,...
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Nov 01, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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Oct 25, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
About CIERS The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar...
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