The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
On the front lines teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Teach for America a destination for service-minded Ford School undergraduates Elam Lantz entered the Ford School with[...]
State & Hill's Winter 2012 issue explores education reform, policy, evaluation, and more teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
State & Hill's Winter 2012 issue offers readers an opportunity to learn about the wide array of education reform[...]
America Unequal teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
The Last Word Distinguished University Professor Sheldon H. Danziger is one of the nation's foremost experts on poverty[...]
Waiting for Superman: the sequel teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Whether we believe in charter schools or harbor our reservations, the fact remains that they're a vital part of our[...]
MPP student Pallavi Shukla builds a school in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Durga, the Hindu goddess of power, is often depicted mounted on a tiger, her eight arms loaded for bear with a trident[...]
David K. Cohen, Susan M. Dynarski, and Brian A. Jacob cited in Education Week's 2012 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings teaser image
Jan 04, 2012
Three Ford School faculty members— David K. Cohen, Susan M. Dynarski , and Brian A. Jacob —were named to Education Week[...]
Associate Dean Alan Deardorff to lead International Policy Center on interim basis teaser image
Jan 04, 2012
The Ford School's International Policy Center has a new interim leader, as Associate Dean Alan Deardorff has agreed to[...]
Detroit Free Press quotes Joe Schwarz in article, "House Republicans delay payroll tax cut and push voters' buttons" teaser image
Dec 22, 2011
The Detroit Free Press spoke with Joe Schwarz about the debate in Congress over the extension of the payroll tax cuts[...]
Scott Atran interviewed by CNN in article, "North Koreans grief-stricken over Kim's death" teaser image
Dec 21, 2011
Scott Atran spoke to CNN about the intense North Korean reactions to the death of Kim Jong-il. Upon hearing the news of[...]
Tom Ivacko quoted in Bridge magazine article, "Merger bills won't change names on fire trucks—yet"  teaser image
Dec 20, 2011
In light of six new Michigan merger bills, Tom Ivacko spoke to Bridge magazine about cost sharing findings from the[...]
Military Minds teaser image
Dec 19, 2011
With the last of U.S. troops exiting Iraq after nearly nine years, many veterans will be coming home and taking on new[...]
Alan Deardorff speaks with National Public Radio about China's increased tariffs on U.S. vehicles teaser image
Dec 16, 2011
Reacting to China's announcement that it will increase tariffs on large American-made cars and SUVs, Alan Deardorff[...]
Sheldon Danziger interviewed for Associated Press article, "Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income" teaser image
Dec 15, 2011
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in an Associated Press article about the latest census data,which indicates that poverty is[...]
Melvyn Levitsky appears in Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Advisor, answering the question: Is Brazil the New Dominant Power in South America? teaser image
Dec 14, 2011
Is Brazil the New Dominant Power in South America? Question from "Latin American Advisor" With a booming economy and[...]
Research by Brian A. Jacob quoted in Muskegon Chronicle article on school start times teaser image
Dec 14, 2011
The Muskegon Chronicle reported on a study co-authored by Brian A. Jacob that suggested pushing back middle school and[...]
Ford School master's student selected for Festival of Thinkers conference teaser image
Dec 14, 2011
Michael Yates, a dual MPP and MBA student, was one of three U-M master's students selected to attend the November 2011[...]
Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies announces call for funding proposals teaser image
Dec 09, 2011
The Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies is hosting a call for proposals for collaborative projects that[...]
Tom Ivacko pens second Dome op-ed about declining health of Michigan cities teaser image
Dec 09, 2011
Dome magazine published the second op-ed from a two-part series by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy's Tom[...]
Research by Susan M. Dynarski on gaps in college entry and completion discussed in Education Week blog teaser image
Dec 06, 2011
A recently released working paper, "Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in U.S. College Entry and Completion," by Susan[...]
Growing income and gender gaps in college graduation teaser image
Dec 06, 2011
A new study shows that the gap in rates of college completion between students from high-and low-income families has[...]
Inside Higher Ed interviews Susan M. Dynarski in "The 'Boy Problem' Examined" teaser image
Dec 06, 2011
Susan M. Dynarski spoke to Inside Higher Ed about her research on the widening gap between the college entry and[...]
Three Ford School students elected to Michigan Daily's 2012 class of editors teaser image
Dec 06, 2011
Congrats to three Ford School BAs—Joseph Lichterman, Bethany Biron, and Zach Bergson—on their election to the Michigan[...]
Ford School announces results of Alumni Board elections teaser image
Dec 01, 2011
Six new members have been elected to the Ford School's Alumni Board. The Alumni Board strives to help increase the[...]
CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey cited in Center for Michigan article, "'Shadow tax cut' deepens local budget crises."
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Dec 01, 2011
Data from the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy's (CLOSUP) latest Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) report[...]
New Ford School spirit store item available for online purchase teaser image
Dec 01, 2011
Alumni, want to help "spread the word" about the Ford School? Then order a new, embroidered quarter-zip sweatshirt from[...]
Two Ford School students interviewed in Michigan Daily article, "Peace Corps alumni discuss AIDS education" teaser image
Dec 01, 2011
Two Ford School students, Scott Burgess (MPP '12) and Christina Hajj (MPP '13), were interviewed by the Michigan Daily[...]
Christian Science Monitor interviews John D. Ciorciari in article, "Historic Burma trip for Hillary Clinton: Enough focus on human rights?" teaser image
Nov 30, 2011
John D. Ciorciari was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article about how and why U.S. Secretary of State Hillary[...]
Agence France-Press (AFP) interviewed John Ciorciari in article, "In Myanmar trip, U.S. seeks clout on China doorstep"
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Nov 28, 2011
John Ciorciari was interviewed for an Agence France-Press (AFP) article, published by Yahoo! News, about U.S. Secretary[...]
Updates on National Poverty Center Michigan Recession and Recovery Study teaser image
Nov 28, 2011
The Ford School's National Poverty Center's Michigan Recession and Recovery Study (MRRS) is analyzing data from its[...]
John R. Chamberlin quoted in Detroit Free Press article, "Ex-chairwoman of Detroit Metro Airport board didn't disclose conflicts of interest"  teaser image
Nov 27, 2011
John R. Chamberlin spoke to the Detroit Free Press about the resignation of Renee Axt, the former chairwoman of the[...]
Susan M. Dynarski's research on college graduation rates cited in New York Times editorial teaser image
Nov 23, 2011
Research by Susan M. Dynarski was cited in a New York Times editorial called "The Poor, the Near Poor, and You." The[...]
National Poverty Center job, research opportunities teaser image
Nov 22, 2011
The National Poverty Center (NPC), located within the Ford School of Public Policy, has a number of job and research[...]
Detroit Free Press spoke with John Chamberlin in article, "Shelby Twp. clerk retiring to become Auburn Hills clerk" teaser image
Nov 21, 2011
The Detroit Free Press spoke with John Chamberlin about ethics and the retirement of Shelby Twp. Clerk Terri Kowal.[...]
Barry G. Rabe named J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy teaser image
Nov 21, 2011
The Regents of the University of Michigan have approved the appointment of Barry G. Rabe as the J. Ira and Nicki Harris[...]
CLOSUP report: Pennsylvania citizens doubt media, environmentalists, scientists, governor in 'fracking' debate teaser image
Nov 16, 2011
Pennsylvanians have significant doubts about the credibility of the media, environmental groups and scientists on the[...]
13WHAM-TV in Rochester, NY cites CLOSUP's poll on hydrofracking  teaser image
Nov 16, 2011
Upstate New York is one of the regions where the emergence of hydrofracking technology—the use of chemicals to maximize[...]
Sheldon H. Danziger quoted in Wall Street Journal article, "Income Ladder's Sticky Steps" teaser image
Nov 12, 2011
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) spoke to Sheldon H. Danziger about the complexity of ranking American's income mobility.[...]
Detroit News interviews Rick Hall, "Michigan in GOP debate spotlight" teaser image
Nov 09, 2011
The Detroit News spoke to Rick Hall about anticipated topics of discussion at Wednesday's Republican presidential[...]
Sheldon Danziger spoke with the <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> in the article, "New census measure shows aid programs are helping poor children" teaser image
Nov 08, 2011
Sheldon Danziger spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about updated poverty data and social welfare programs. According[...]
Sheldon Danziger quoted in AP story, "U.S. Wealth Gap Between Young and Old Is Widest Ever" teaser image
Nov 07, 2011
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in an Associated Press (AP) article published in a number of news outlets, including the[...]
Brian A. Jacob quoted in Detroit News, "Educators say recalculated MEAP, merit test scores show challenges ahead" teaser image
Nov 04, 2011
Brian A. Jacob was quoted in a Detroit News article about new "cut scores" for the state's MEAP and Michigan Merit Exam[...]
John R. Chamberlin quoted on MLive.com about Wayne county officials, well-paid contractors, and ethics teaser image
Nov 02, 2011
John R. Chamberlin was quoted in an MLive.com story about the ethics of Wayne county public officials hiring specific[...]
House majority leader says government should support innovators teaser image
Nov 01, 2011
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Monday told a packed gathering at the Michigan League Ballroom that to build[...]
Barry Rabe quoted in Center for Michigan article about billion-dollar mining operation exempt from Michigan's severance tax for natural resources teaser image
Nov 01, 2011
Barry Rabe was quoted in a Bridge magazine article, published by the Center for Michigan, about resource extraction[...]
Tom Ivacko pens Dome op-ed about declining health of Michigan cities teaser image
Oct 28, 2011
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy's (CLOSUP) Tom Ivacko wrote an op-ed for Dome magazine titled, " Michigan[...]
Ford School lecture by Robert B. Zoellick, World Bank president, draws national news coverage. teaser image
Oct 25, 2011
Last Wednesday, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy hosted World Bank President and CEO Robert B. Zoellick as[...]
John Ciorciari quoted in Voice of America article about credibility of Khmer Rouge tribunal teaser image
Oct 24, 2011
John Ciorciari was quoted in a Voice of America (VOA) article, " Concern Mounts Over Credibility of the Court ," about[...]
Early childhood education research by Susan M. Dynarski discussed in Economist blog
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Oct 24, 2011
Research on the impact of early childhood education by Susan M. Dynarski was examined in an Economist education blog[...]
CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey findings about financial struggles of local governments appear in news outlets teaser image
Oct 24, 2011
Findings from a new Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) administered by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy[...]
Susan E. Waltz monitored Tunisian vote teaser image
Oct 24, 2011
Susan E. Waltz , a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan, served as an observer in Sunday's historic[...]