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From cradle through career, education programs exist to help children and youth learn, grow, and succeed in school and in life. But how do decision makers know which interventions work? How can their investments address institutional and systemic...
In the Media

EPI paper cited on COVID crisis in education

Jan 31, 2022 Washington Post
The Washington Post reported on the "crisis of epic proportions" being faced by public education across areas of absenteeism, enrollment, teacher shortages, and other issues, many brought on by the adjustments needed for remote learning caused by...
Publication

Student questions fuel productive change - Stevenson

Jan 12, 2022
How can professors encourage students to question them? In a recent article, “Sparking Student Curiosity,” Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, lays out her philosophy on teaching and guiding critical thinking. Since they...
News

2021: A year of public policy

Dec 16, 2021
The Ford School of Public Policy is a top-ranked public policy school dedicated to preparing diverse leaders to take on society’s most pressing challenges and make transformational discoveries through cutting-edge research. Experts from the Ford...
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Early education expert Weiland on the Build Back Better bill

Dec 13, 2021
Experts at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the Build Back Better bill making its way to the Senate floor. Below is an excerpt from a Michigan News faculty Q&A. Christina Weiland is an associate professor at the School of...
In the Media

Wolfers weighs in on gender imbalance on college campuses

Nov 29, 2021 The New York Times
Justin Wolfers penned an opinion piece for the New York Times, sharing his views on the striking gender imbalance on college campuses these days: roughly three women students for every two men.  “The simple mathematics of more women than men...
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Leveraging technology to improve education outcomes

Nov 29, 2021
Researchers from U-M campuses and all across the country are using education data provided by the State of Michigan to study a wide variety of topics ranging from the effects of COVID-19 on public school enrollment to the role of neighborhood...
Publication

Supporting 'Preschool for All' in Washington state

Nov 12, 2021
Policy Brief from the University of Michigan’s Education Policy Initiative outlines a vision for high-quality universal preschool in the state of Washington High-quality preschool helps prepare children for kindergarten and promotes their...
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Ford School Fulbright winners to teach in Europe

Aug 3, 2021
Two Ford School BA ‘21 graduates will be going to Europe this year, serving as English Teaching Assistants (ETA), thanks to the Fulbright Scholarship Program. Molly Kalb will be working in primary or secondary schools in Cyprus, while Magdalena...
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ViewPoint policy simulation software again a mainstay for PPIA

Aug 2, 2021
The use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement has caused controversy, as authorities balance the benefits of an additional resource with concerns over false accusations and racial profiling. 60 students grappled with the public policy...