Modern Discourse

Discussion of race, gender, inequality, higher education, and culture.

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EPI co-hosted an engaging discussion at UM between Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom and Professor Celeste Watkins-Hayes. Click here to watch the event again.


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.

Examining Progress

Effects of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Education Centers

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In a new report, researchers from the University of Michigan, Boston Public Schools, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and MDRC provide a snapshot of the challenges faced by early childhood education providers in community-based organizations (CBOs) participating in Boston’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) expansion. Read more here.


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.

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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