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EPI Speaker Series

Future of education in Detroit: A panel discussion

Oct 23, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
School of Education, Prechter Lab Room #2202
Key education leaders will offer their perspective and analysis on the evolving education landscape in Detroit, including the establishment of the Education Achievement Authority in 2012, the surge of charter school enrollment, and the influence of nonprofits in the education sector. Panelists include Daniel Varner, Chief Executive Officer of Excellent Schools Detroit and a member of Michigan's State Board of Education, Tom Willis, Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Charter Schools in Detroit, and Veronica Conforme, Interim Chancellor of the Education Achievement Authority. Brian Jacob, co-director of the Education Policy Initiative, will moderate.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Waiting for Superman – A special community screening followed by a panel discussion

Nov 3, 2010, 7:00-9:30 pm EDT
Michigan Theater
PANELISTS: Susan Dynarski Associate Professor of Education, School of Education; Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy | Michael Flanagan Superintendent of Public Instruction, Michigan Department of Education | Brian Rowan Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor, School of Education; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research | Tyrone Winfrey Director, U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions - Detroit Admissions Office and Vice-President, Detroit Board of Education | Deborah Loewenberg Ball Dean of the School of Education, will be moderating the panel discussion
Ford School

The Role of the Private Sector in K-12 Public Education

Mar 18, 2008, 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Abstract: The challenges facing K-12 public education systems in Michigan and throughout the U.S. are formidable, and seem to grow more complex by the day. Issues related to globalization, federal oversight through the No Child Left Behind law, unfunded state mandates, aging infrastructure, and many more, are putting pressure on K-12 public school systems even while calls to improve student achievement and public education accountability grow from all quarters.
Ford School