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Susan M. Dynarski

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Education; Professor of Economics, and Distinguished Diversity & Social Transformation Professor
Dynarski's education policy research focuses on the effectiveness of charter schools, the optimal design of financial aid, the price elasticity of private school attendance, the relationship between postsecondary schooling and labor market outcomes, and the effect of high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment. She serves as co-director of the Education Policy Initiative and is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Brian A. Jacob

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics; Professor of Education
Jacob is co-director of the Youth Policy Lab. His primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Jacob's current research focuses on urban school reform, with a particular emphasis on standards and accountability initiatives.

EPI, Excellent Schools Detroit release K-12 scorecard

Jun 29, 2015
The 2015 Excellent Schools Detroit (ESD) K-12 Scorecard — which the Ford School’s Education Policy Initiative (EPI) helped develop — was released last week. More than 200 schools, including private and charter schools, were evaluated and assigned...

The Atlantic cites Jacob's teacher tenure study

Jun 12, 2014
As a California judge rules that the state's teacher tenure system is disproportionately harmful to children from low-income families, Dana Goldstein explores the origins and impacts of the state's teacher tenure system—both positive and...

Future of education in Detroit: A panel discussion

Oct 24, 2014 1:19:10

Over the last decade, K-12 education in Detroit has undergone unprecedented change with the establishment of the Education Achievement Authority in 2012, the surge of charter school enrollment, and the influence of nonprofits in the education sect

EPI Speaker Series

What works in early childhood education: A discussion with four scholars

Mar 22, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
School of Education, Prechter Lab #2202
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. 
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