Nancy Thomas will discuss the conflicting forces at play in 2020 and what it all means for democratic learning across disciplines, healthy political campus climates, and planning for the 2022 election and beyond.
Webinar to discuss bipartisan investment to stabilize and expand access to quality early childhood education (ECE). Congress and the Administration consider next major investments in ECE, requiring a need for a vision for a new and better system.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School,
EPI Speaker Series
Join us for a conversation on modern discourse with Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, moderated by Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, as they discuss the topics in her new book, Thick, including race, gender, inequality, higher education access, technology, culture, and more.
Come learn from four stakeholders renowned for their experience and expertise in improving children's literacy; two professors of education, an education reporter, and the head of one of Michigan's school administrator associations.
The seminars feature path-breaking projects seeking to develop and refine measures of undergraduate education, and especially its liberal arts components, and to determine its impact on the present and future lives of students.
The Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is an exploratory project to develop and implement a state-of-the-art measurement project to improve our understanding of the value of undergraduate educational experiences, and promote evidence-based models of undergraduate student success.
Please join the Education Policy Initiative in welcoming Hirokazu Yoshikawa, the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU, and Co-Director (with J. Lawrence Aber) of the Global TIES for Children center at NYU, for a virtual education policy talk.
Paula Lantz, associate dean of the Ford School and James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, and Michael S. Barr, dean of the Ford School, will discuss the emerging social epidemiology of COVID-19 and current understanding regarding public health and social policy responses.
Join Ford School professors Betsey Stevenson, Justin Wolfers, and Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr for a discussion on the challenges of navigating an economic crisis during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement as we host Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield and Detroit Health Department Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair for a discussion and updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Metro Detroit and its residents.
**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 Michigan's new university-wide measures regarding classes and events.**
Join the Ford School's Michigan in Politics and Policy class to hear Randy Liepa, Superintendent of Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency discuss the current state of K-12 education in Michigan. This lecture is free and open to the public!
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - Main Auditorium
Join us on June 23 from 4-6 p.m. for a discussion on the role of the patent system in governing emerging technologies, on the launch of Shobita Parthasarathy's Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe (University of Chicago Press, 2017).
Policy Talks @ the Ford School,
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series
Join us for a panel discussion on the future of federal education policy, including the priorities of the new administration and the congressional agenda. Panel will be hosted by former deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and current Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence James Kvaal.
The Education Policy Initiative and School of Education welcomes four key scholars to discuss what works - and doesn’t - in early childhood education. Panelists include Daphna Bassok, education policy professor at the University of Virginia; Howard Bloom, chief social scientist at MDRC; Christina Weiland, assistant professor of education at the University of Michigan; and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, professor of globalization and education at New York University.
Please join us as EPI researchers and affiliated researchers present 23 papers at AEFP’s 41st annual conference in Denver, Colorado. The presentations highlight EPI’s ongoing work in education policy research, from early education through the labor market.
Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) will host a private screening of the documentary titled Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game. The screening is open to ALL Ford School students, staff, and faculty. Pizza and soda provided.
The opening plenary session will take place on Thursday, October 24 and feature a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture with Roberto Rodríguez, special assistant to the president for education policy. Click here to read more about the plenary session with Roberto Rodríguez. About the conference: This topic has received extensive popular media coverage, but there has been a paucity of rigorous research, and what little there is has been isolated. The goal of the conference is twofold.
Open to the Public Dr. Henry Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the University of Michigan, and Tom Clynes, contributing editor at Popular Science, will deliver the keynote speech for the Fourth Annual U.S.-Canada Policy Conference, hosted by the Domestic Policy Corps and the International Policy Students Association. The 2013 conference, entitled "Planning for 2050: North American Policy for the Future of the Arctic," will focus on U.S. and Canadian Arctic policy, including issues related to the environment, national security, energy, and commerce.
Free and open to the public. Abstract In 2006, with the goal of increasing student achievement, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Board of Education passed policies related to effective teachers and school administrators. The leadership of the District put the Board's work in action and made increasing staff effectiveness the focus of their work.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Monica Hernandez, Economics and Public Policy CIERS Mission: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 quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Paul and Nancy O'Neill Classroom
Free and open to the public. Panelists: John Bebow - The Center for Michigan Lynn Jondahl - Michigan Prospect Michael Van Beek - Mackinac Center for Public Policy Organized by: Chuck Wilbur Sponsored by: the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP); the Ford School of Public