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Building strength

Jun 10, 2021
With new leading-edge research and faces at the school, the Ford School builds depth in two key policy areas. Energy and the environment Economics, political science, psychology, and community engagement are at the roots of the Ford School’s...
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Biden's plan for universal preschool, explained - Weiland

May 12, 2021
On April 28, the Biden Administration announced the American Families Plan, which includes universal preschool for all three- and four-year-olds. Christina Weiland, associate professor of education at the Ford School, weighed in on the plan and...
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Low-income education hard-hit by pandemic, says Dynarski

Dec 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the gaps between low-income and high-income students, according to an editorial in Science magazine by Ford School professor Sue Dynarski, written with Christopher Avery of Harvard and Sarah Turner from the...
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Meet our new faculty: Christina Weiland

Aug 17, 2020
Christina Weiland, is well-known in the Ford School community, as she has been co-leading the University of Michigan’s Predoctoral Training and Postdoctoral Training Programs in Causal Inference in Education Policy Research and the Education Policy...
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Dynarski: “The U.S. is reopening many of the wrong schools”

Aug 4, 2020
Ford School professor Sue Dynarski writes in a column for The New York Times that with coronavirus cases spiking in dozens of states, the prospect of anything resembling a normal school year is fading fast. Schools can’t safely reopen if infections...
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Dynarski addresses remote learning inequities

May 20, 2020
“The pandemic has revealed enormous inequalities in homes, in schools, in families. So the technological challenges are large, and they are very much connected to a family's financial resources,” according to Ford School professor Susan Dynarski,...

Report finds gaps in access to career, technical ed programs

Feb 5, 2020
A new University of Michigan report detailing access to career and technical education programs in Michigan has found that while CTE courses are popular among high school students, there’s a gap in access to them.CTE courses prepare students to work...
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Susan Dynarski explains who struggles most with student debt

Jul 11, 2019
News coverage about student debt is piling up, just like the student debt itself. But the people who are struggling the most with student debt aren’t the ones you may expect, explains Susan Dynarski, professor of public policy, in an interview with...
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Brian Jacob honored as a Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor

Apr 23, 2019
Brian Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy at the Ford School, Co-Director of the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) and Youth Policy Lab (YPL), and faculty director of the Ford School’s joint-doctoral program, was named as a...
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Op-eds draw upon Dynarski's reserach

Feb 18, 2019
The Ford School’s Susan Dynarski has a long history of being an ardent advocate for policies aimed at improving the financial aid process in the U.S. In two recent op-eds, the authors turned to Dynarski’s research on making college a more...
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It’s HAILing coverage for Susan Dynarski and team

Dec 21, 2018
Last week, Susan Dynarski, Ford School professor, and her fellow researchers released a new research study titled “Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students.” Since...