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Tompkins-Stange weighs in on no-strings-attached donations

Dec 5, 2022
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is changing the world of education philanthropy by giving no-strings-attached, multimillion-dollar donations to schools. Megan Tompkins-Stange, associate professor of public policy, analyzed the donations, and the...
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Bringing it home: Improving tomorrow’s living environments

Nov 22, 2022
Access to quality housing is essential to our well-being and the gateway to resources. Unfortunately, this basic necessity remains out of reach for far too many families, creating an ongoing crisis plaguing millions of Americans. In fact, in 2020,...
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Erb-Downward discusses 'hidden homelessness'

Nov 15, 2022 Chalkbeat
Jennifer Erb-Downward, Chalkbeat: "There should be a stronger relationship between homelessness and poverty, and the fact that there’s not supports that there’s under-identification taking place... We, somehow, as a society, have agreed that it is...
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Ford School faculty contribute to Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative

Oct 31, 2022
Three Ford School faculty members have played an integral role in U-M's Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative, providing expertise and guidance to the initiative. The Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative is led by the Office of the Provost and aims to bring 21...
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Erb-Downward on homeless children and early childhood education

Oct 27, 2022 Detroit Free Press
Jennifer Erb-Downward, Detroit Free Press: “The reach of these early learning programs for children experiencing homelessness is not what we need to see if we actually want to see children truly thriving in their lives and in their education. And...
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Shaefer says United States is 'at a crossroads' with poverty

Oct 20, 2022
Attention on government safety net programs and their effects on overall poverty has increased in the run-up to the midterm elections. Associate dean Luke Shaefer, who is also director of Poverty Solutions, has recently appeared in the media...
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'MarketWatch' notes Poverty Solutions child tax credit research

Oct 12, 2022 MarketWatch
Poverty Solutions, MarketWatch: "Low-income families with $500 monthly checks reduced their food insecurity by 32% and the monthly payments made life easier for some when it came to their medical bills and utility costs, University of Michigan...
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Shaefer on why federal spending for children should continue

Oct 3, 2022 The New York Times
Associate Dean and Kohn Professor Luke Shaefer spoke to The New York Times about the positive impact of increased spending on children during the pandemic. “In my career, I’ve never seen anything so dramatic as the shift in resources to families...
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Erb-Downward weighs in on student homelessness and school discipline

Oct 3, 2022 The New York Times
Evidence shows that students experiencing homelessness get disciplined at higher rates than students who were not. Jennifer Erb-Downward, senior research associate at Poverty Solutions, believes schools should take housing status into consideration...
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Murphy explains findings from Poverty Solution transportation study

Sep 23, 2022 WEMU
A new Poverty Solutions study found that one in four American adults lacks consistent access to transportation. Alexandra Murphy, assistant professor of public policy and co-author of the study, further broke down the findings. "The percentage of...
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Ostfeld awarded U-M Anti-Racism Grant

Sep 14, 2022
Mara Ostfeld, associate faculty director and director of communications at Poverty Solutions, has been awarded one of eight Anti-Racism Grants from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research for her collaboration with the University of Puerto...