• EPI releases new policy brief analyzing FAFSA completion data for Michigan students in the wake of the pandemic
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    "Applications for financial aid lagging among low-income students." (read more)
  • The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools
    Monday, August 3, 2020
    "When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says." (read more)
  • Why the move to online instruction won’t reduce college costs
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    "As COVID-19 swept across the country in March, colleges shuttered and millions of students and instructors were propelled into a world of distance education." (read more)
  • IES Grant Supports Doctoral Student Training in Causal Inference in Education Policy Research
    Friday, July 10, 2020
    “The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education has renewed a 5-year, $4.6 million grant to support the University of Michigan's Education Policy Initiative Training Program in Causal Inference in Education Policy Research (CIEPR).” (read more)
  • Dynarski addresses remote learning inequities
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    “The pandemic has revealed enormous inequalities in homes, in schools, in families. So the technological challenges are large, and they are very much connected to a family's financial resources,” according to Ford School professor Susan Dynarski, who was featured in a story on ABC’s Nightline, May 20. The story looked at “teachers and students forced to adjust “with workarounds.” (read more)
  • The School Year Really Ended in March
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    “Abrupt closings have stalled the learning of millions of students. U.S. education needs a rescue, an economist says, and it won’t be cheap.” (read more)
  • U-M faculty members Dynarski, Shaefer named Carnegie Fellows
    Wednesday, May 12, 2020
    University of Michigan faculty members Susan Dynarski and H. Luke Shaefer have been chosen from hundreds of nominees as part of the prestigious Carnegie Fellows program. (read more)
  • Report finds gaps in access to career, technical ed programs
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    A new University of Michigan report detailing access to career and technical education programs in Michigan has found that while CTE courses are popular among high school students, there’s a gap in access to them. (read more)
  • Ball, Cohen, Duke, Dynarski, and Jacob on 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking list
    Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess released his 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking. This list spotlights the top 200 education scholars who move ideas from academic journals into the national conversation. (read more)
  • Mike Widerspan was appointed ED of Iowa College Aid
    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    The Iowa College Aid Board of Commissioners has selected Dr. Mark Wiederspan as the agency’s new Executive Director. Current Executive Director Karen Misjak will retire January 24 after 15 years at the agency and more than 30 years in the field of student financial aid. (read more)
  • Dynarski’s work on school day SAT testing cited in Inside Higher Ed analysis of the 2019 test results
    Friday, November 8, 2019
    Sue Dynarski’s research is cited in a recent Inside Higher Ed analysis of an initiative that expanded access to the SAT for low-income, first-generation, and minority students. (read more)
  • Dynarski named one of inaugural Distinguished Diversity & Social Transformation Professors
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    On Thursday, September 19, Ford School Professor Susan Dynarski was named one of nine inaugural recipients of the University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship. (read more)
  • Sue testified before House Subcommittee on Education and Labor
    Friday, May 10, 2019
    College access has been getting a lot of buzz, but getting more people to enroll in higher education is only the first step. Helping people graduate is proving a larger hurdle, something the House Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment has decided to investigate. (read more)