Education Policy Speaker Series

Join education policy experts as they speak about their cutting-edge research to improve education outcomes for children across the country.
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EPI's education policy speaker series brings together a diverse slate of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to present on a wide range of educational issue areas relevant to students and faculty at UM.

Past events

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Who's Caring for the kids? The Earned Income Tax Credit and child care arrangements

In this talk, Professors Michelmore and Pilkauskas will discuss their study the effect of one of the largest work-contingent cash transfer programs in the United States – the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – on the child care arrangements of children.
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The on-going evaluation of a volunteer tutoring program for struggling readers

Competence and confidence in reading constitute the foundation for all educational achievement. Students who struggle with reading inevitably struggle with all academic course work, and those who begin school behind their peers rarely catch up without significant intervention.
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Three Rs of (education) policy research: relevance, rigor, and relationships

William Corrin discusses the three concepts of relevance, rigor, and relationships, their interdependence, and how they connect to doing meaningful and sustainable education research.
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Preschool for all: A strong start for Washington State's children

The visionary policy recommendations presented here are rooted in a multi-year engagement between leaders and practitioners in Washington and the Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality team.
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Pushing on policymaking theory: Understanding the contemporary efforts to stymie change using a racialized policymaking framework

From threatening protestors to cutting diversity office funding on college campuses, one contemporary brand of policymaking has overtly sought to undermine social justice efforts in higher education. Current popular policymaking theories, however, are inadequate to understand this phenomenon, as they undertheorize the role of racialized power in policymaking – e.g., the racialized network of policy elites and their core beliefs.
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