Informing Policy

ICYMI: Bringing the Actual Science of Reading to Policy and Practice

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During a recent EPI virtual panel event, four experts in early literacy discuss what the science of reading can mean for students, teachers, and in classrooms.

Expanding Evaluation

ICYMI: Early Education for Refugee Children Affected by Humanitarian Crisis


EPI recently hosted a talk by NYU's Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa, an expert in early childhood education. His recent work evaluates early childhood education programming for refugee children from Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Bangladesh.

In the News

Default options are key to student loan repayment

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Susan Dynarski’s recent research, “Designed to fail: Effects of the default option and information complexity on student loan repayment,” shows the powerful effects of default options and how making an income driven repayment (IDR) plan the default or only option can help borrowers avoid student loan default. Read more here.

Examining Progress

EPI Releases New Policy Brief

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Applications for Financial Aid Lagging Among Low-Income Students.

Relevent Data

The Michigan Education Data Center is improving researcher access to data

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In a recent presentation for the MIDAS Data for Public Good Symposium, EPI staff discuss ways that they are bringing a researchers lens to their stewardship of MEDC data. Click here to find the recorded presentation.

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