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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom
735 S. State Street
1110 Weill Hall
Ann ArborMI 48109-3019
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
U.S. High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Richard J. Murnane, Economist, and Thompson Professor of Education and Society at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education

The U.S. high school graduation rate rose markedly during the first 70 years of the 20th century. This contributed to the human capital development that fueled economic growth and increases in standards of living. Since 1970, the U.S. high school graduation rate has stagnated, while those of other industrialized nations have risen. Do the patterns differ by gender, race, or ethnicity? Why should we care about these trends and patterns? Why did they occur? What is the evidence on strategies that are effective in increasing the high school graduation rate and the skills of American students? This talk addresses these questions, using evidence from several national and state data sets.

Monday, September 19, 2011
CAFTA, Intellectual Property, and Transnational Mobilization for Access to Medicines in Central America
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Lecture by Angelina Godoy, Director of the University of Washington's Center for Human Rights; Adjunct Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor, Law, Societies, and Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Non-Profits Role in Urban Revitalization
Richard Buery, President and CEO, The Children's Aid Society

This is event is being rescheduled for Winter Semester 2012. Details will be posted as they are available. Please stop back for updates.