Past Events


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
Unfortunately we have had to postpone this event. Details for a new date will be posted as soon as possible. 
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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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Oct 18, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Abstract Black primary-school students matched to a same-race teacher perform better on standardized tests and face more favorable teacher perceptions, yet little is known about the long-run, sustained impacts of student-teacher demographic match....
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Oct 11, 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 04, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Abstract Beginning with Special Policy 1 and Proposition 209 in California some U.S. states have banned the practice of affirmative action: a tool that colleges, universities, and workplaces have used to increase their racial diversity. To date, the...
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Sep 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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Sep 06, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
The Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is an interdisciplinary research seminar for quantitative research in education with an emphasis on causal inference. We welcome and encourage presentations on works-in-progress from...
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Aug 30, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Aug 23, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Aug 16, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Aug 09, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Aug 02, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Jul 26, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Jul 05, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Jun 28, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Jun 14, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Jun 07, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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May 17, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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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Apr 26, 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...
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Apr 19, 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...
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Apr 12, 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...
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Apr 05, 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...
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Mar 29, 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...
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Mar 22, 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...
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Mar 15, 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...
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Mar 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...
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Feb 22, 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...
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Feb 15, 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...
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Feb 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...
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Feb 01, 2017
4:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #WallaceHouse   The Ford School is pleased to welcome 2016 Livingston Award winners Lisa Gartner, Michael LaForgia, and Nathaniel Lash for a panel discussion on "Failure...
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Feb 01, 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...
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Jan 25, 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...
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Jan 11, 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...
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Dec 07, 2016
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research. About the speaker: Andrew Ho is appointed as a professor of education. He is a psychometrician interested in educational accountability metrics, an intersection...
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