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Dr. Stange Goes to Washington

Sep 13, 2023
The Ford School is proud of its record of welcoming policymakers-in-residence. This past year, Ford School professor Kevin Stange played a different role – academic-in-residence. He had a one-year assignment working in the U.S. Department of...
State & Hill

An economic eye on equity in higher ed

Dec 19, 2022
As the first chief economist in the U.S. Department of Education, Ford School alumnus Jordan Matsudaira (PhD ’05), seeks to identify and implement policies that best promote student success—academically and financially—in higher education. Ford...
State & Hill

Discourse, Ford School faculty in the news

Dec 8, 2014
The New England Journal of Medicine published John Ayanian’s report on the first 100 days of the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The plan is a good blueprint for other Republican-governed states...
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Ten Years After No Child Left Behind

Jan 5, 2012
Two alums reflect on school accountability President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a new waiver system in September, the latest attempt to alleviate the burden felt by the 20 percent of schools labeled...
State & Hill

Opening doors to higher education

Sep 16, 2009
The Obama Administration implements Susan Dynarski's research on financial aid Stretched family incomes, fewer private sources of credit, and rising tuition costs–while still a key predictor of lifetime earnings, a college education has become...
CLOSUP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Kids v. Adults: How Politics and Policy Conspire to Leave Children Behind

Mar 26, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Join the conversation: #fordschoolspellings Lecture by the Honorable Margaret Spellings, Former U.S. Secretary of Education (2005-2009) Abstract: The seminal education law known as No Child Left Behind put critical pressure on our schools to dramatically improve education in America. Through accountability, testing, and consequences for failure, a more targeted focus on our neediest students has translated into measurable success for them.
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