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EPI Speaker Series

The on-going evaluation of a volunteer tutoring program for struggling readers

Sep 29, 2022, 12:00-12:50 pm EDT
1210 Weill Hall
Professor Tepper Jacob's talk will tell the story of an on-going evaluation of the Reading Partners program, a successful one-on-one volunteer tutoring program that serves struggling readers in elementary schools serving students from families with low-income
Welcome Week

Fall 2022 incoming master's welcome week

Aug 22-26, 2022, All Day
Weill Hall (1st & 2nd floor)
The official start of the school year, welcome week and orientation activities at the Ford School give new master's students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.

2022 Ford School Commencement

Apr 30, 2022, 4:30-6:15 pm EDT
Elbel Field
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2022!

Student activism in college and beyond

Jan 27, 2022, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
A panel of distinguished scholars will discuss the past, present, and possible futures of college student activism, as well as the relationship of student activism to liberal education and democratic engagement.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Navigating the impacts of COVID-19 on education in Michigan

Dec 7, 2021, 4:00-5:15 pm EST
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Education Policy Initiative will be hosting a Policy Talk about the profound effects of COVID-19 on the state of education in Michigan.
EPI Speaker Series

Preschool for all: A strong start for Washington State's children

Nov 30, 2021, 1:00-1:50 pm EST
1220 Weill Hall (and virtual)
Join our talk with Chris Weiland and Tim Burgess, co-authors of a recent policy report addressing the failure to provide high-quality universal preschool for all three- and four-year-old children in Washington.

Michigan November elections

Nov 2, 2021, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold elections on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

The politics of university student voting

Oct 28, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Nancy Thomas and Vincent Hutchings, in a conversation moderated by Susan Jekielek, will discuss the conflicting forces at play in 2020 and what it all means for democratic learning across disciplines, healthy political campus climates, and planning for the 2022 election and beyond.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of education policy

Oct 26, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Rucker Johnson—a labor economist who specializes in the economics of education—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Welcome Week

Fall 2021 incoming master's welcome week

Aug 23-27, 2021, All Day
Weill Hall (1st & 2nd floor)
The official start of the school year, welcome week and orientation activities at the Ford School give new master's students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.

From rescue to rebuild: Developing a national ECE system that works

Jun 4, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Webinar to discuss bipartisan investment to stabilize and expand access to quality early childhood education (ECE). Congress and the Administration consider next major investments in ECE, requiring a need for a vision for a new and better system.
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Making the case for Liberal education

Apr 14, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
A panel of academic leaders will consider how a focus on the lives students lead beyond college, and on the outcomes of Liberal Arts education.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, EPI Speaker Series

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom on modern discourse

Mar 17, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation on modern discourse with Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, moderated by Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, as they discuss the topics in her new book, Thick, including race, gender, inequality, higher education access, technology, culture, and more.

Bringing the actual science of reading to policy and practice

Nov 19, 2020, 2:30-4:00 pm EST
Come learn from four stakeholders renowned for their experience and expertise in improving children's literacy; two professors of education, an education reporter, and the head of one of Michigan's school administrator associations.
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Measuring Liberal Arts: Creating an index for higher education

Nov 13, 2020, 2:00-3:30 pm EST
The seminars feature path-breaking projects seeking to develop and refine measures of undergraduate education, and especially its liberal arts components, and to determine its impact on the present and future lives of students. 

2020 presidential election

Nov 3, 2020, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
The 2020 United States presidential election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. (Polling location times vary by state)

The value of residential Liberal Arts education: Lessons from COVID-19

Oct 23, 2020, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT
The Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is an exploratory project to develop and implement a state-of-the-art measurement project to improve our understanding of the value of undergraduate educational experiences, and promote evidence-based models of undergraduate student success.