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Jan
22
STPP Lecture Series
Layne Scherer is a senior program officer with the Board of Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm

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Nov
07
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches
The Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship and Downpayment (SEED) initiative began in 2003 to test asset-building accounts for children and youth with the goal of providing strategic and practical lessons in how to create an inclusive CSA system. At the SEED impact assessment site in Michigan (MI-SEED), 500 Head Start families were offered Michigan 529 Educational Savings plans. The accounts were opened with an initial contribution of $800 from program funding and a possible $200 match from the State of Michigan. Any subsequent savings by the family were matched 1:1 up to $1200. Another set of similar Head Start families made up a comparison group that was not offered accounts. Most of the participating pre-school children are now old enough to graduate from high school and actually use the accounts to fund post-secondary education. This presentation will offer preliminary longitudinal data on accounts, standardized test scores, and other educational outcomes over time.
2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Apr
17
Book Talks @ The Ford School
Rucker Johnson speaks about his new book, Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works .
2019 - 11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Jan
17
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches
The massive dollar amounts associated with student loan debt and the impact on individuals and the financial stability of the overall economy has attracted the attention of journalists, economists, and average Americans. There are, however, several myths associated with these eye-popping numbers, and Susan Dynarski, Professor of public policy, education and economics will discuss a few of these myths in our January Blue Bag Lunch Talk. For example, in a recent paper for Brookings , "The Trouble with Student Loans? Low Earnings, Not High Debt," Professor Dynarski debunks the popular notion that more student debt leads to higher student loan default rates. In fact, research shows that default rates are highest among individuals with smaller loan balances. Students borrowing under $5,000 default at a rate of 34 percent, compared to 18 percent for those borrowing more than $100,000. Among policy proposals advocated by Professor Dynarski to address the student loan crisis is to automatically enroll borrowers who are late on payments in income-based repayment, or adjust loan payments each pay period, similar to the current income-tax withholding system.
2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Oct
31
The event will be a half-day symposium at which scholars, public officials, private sector representatives, and other census stakeholders will address preparations for the 2020 Census and the challenges it faces, include funding, the proposed citizenship question, and the implications of an inaccurate count.
2018 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Sep
14
The Critical Race Theory (CRT) Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the Ford School and the University of Michigan Law School. Graduate and professional students are invited to join us for our first session, "A primer: Critical Race Theory and Public Policy." Lunch will be provided.
2018 - 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Related Faculty/Staff

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John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Education; Professor of Public Policy
Email:
dkcohen@umich.edu
Location: 
SEB
Phone: 
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Professor of Education; Professor of Public Policy
Email:
sdesj@umich.edu
Location: 
SEB
Phone: 
(734) 647-1984
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President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering
Email:
jjd@umich.edu
Location: 
Duderstadt Center
Phone: 
(734) 647-7300
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Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Education; Professor of Economics, and Distinguished Diversity & Social Transformation Professor
Email:
dynarski@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-5113
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Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science
Email:
edieg@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-1264
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics; Professor of Education
Email:
bajacob@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6994
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Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Education; Professor of Economics
Email:
bpmccall@umich.edu
Location: 
SEB
Phone: 
(734) 647-8366
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Associate Professor of Public Policy
Email:
kstange@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6990
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Email:
mtompkin@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-4261
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A. M. and H. P. Bentley Professor of History; Professor of Public Policy; Senior Research Scientist, Center for Political Studies
Email:
vinovski@umich.edu
Location: 
ISR
Phone: 
(734) 763-3407
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Mary C. Bromage Collegiate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy; Professor of Public Policy
Email:
janetw@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-5389
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Postdoctoral Fellow
Email:
gloriaym@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-6573

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