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Announcing winter 2023 Ford School events

Jan 11, 2023
 The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup for the winter 2023 Policy Talks @ the Ford School series and other special public events hosted with partners from across campus. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise...
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Why Substitute Teachers Matter and How Policy and Working Conditions Shape Their Decisions

Apr 4, 2024, 12:00-12:50 pm EDT
1230 Weill Hall
Educator staffing shortages have drawn considerable attention from policymakers and the public in recent years. While much attention is directed towards K-12 teachers, there is growing concern about shortages of substitute teachers because of the negative impact on teachers and administrators when schools regularly have insufficient staff to cover teacher absences and vacancies. 
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Researchers, Practitioners, and Funders: Perspectives on Strengthening Education Policy in Partnership Across Different Roles

Feb 8, 2024, 12:00-12:50 pm EST
1230 Weill Hall
In this presentation, Drs. McCormick and Sachs will discuss how their experiences as a researcher and practitioner working in partnership have prepared them for their new roles at the Overdeck Family Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They will also share opportunities they see to use research and evaluation to make a positive impact on education policy and how these opportunities vary across roles.  
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Higher skills: How can higher education meet the ever-evolving needs of the labor market?

Oct 27, 2023, 8:30 am-3:00 pm EDT
Michigan League Second Floor, Michigan room
The goal of the conference is to facilitate dialogue between policymakers, practitioners, and researchers around the changing nature of skill demand in the U.S. workforce and how postsecondary institutions can better respond to these changes. The conference is made possible through funding from the National Science Foundation.  
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New perspectives on college choice: The role of family, gender, and career planning in the education decisions of college ready students from families with low incomes

Feb 16, 2023, 12:00-12:50 pm EST
1210 Weill Hall
Postsecondary education plays a vital role in promoting intergenerational mobility in the United States; however, there are large and growing gaps in college attendance, college quality, and college completion rates by family income. As a policy response, colleges and universities have tried to increase economic diversity, and several interventions have been promising.