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Education Policy Initiative

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Staff

Sophia Dara

Research Assistant
Sophia Dara is an undergraduate senior pursuing a BA in Public Policy at UM. She also has minors in Education for Empowerment: Advancing Equity through Education Policy and Spanish. Her areas of interest include early childhood and K-12 education,…
Staff

Molly Kraine

Student Graphic Designer
Molly Kraine is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan pursuing degrees in UX Design and Digital Art. At the Education Policy Initiative, Molly assists with updating the website and designing promotional materials. She is interested…
Staff

Lauren O'Hair

Research Assistant
Lauren O'Hair is a research assistant at the Education Policy Initiative. She is a first-year MPP student with an interest in education policy due to her seven years as an elementary teacher in both public and charter schools across the country. This…
Affiliates

Deborah Rivas-Drake

Professor, School of Education; Professor Psychology, College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Deborah Rivas-Drake, is a Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan. Together with the Contexts of Academic + Socioemotional Adjustment (CASA) Lab, she examines how school, peer, family, and community settings can support…
Staff

Stacey Rzeszut

Administrative Coordinator
Stacey Rzeszut is the administrative coordinator for EPI and provides fiscal, operational and administrative support to the EPI team and predoctoral candidates.   Outside of work, Stacey enjoys traveling with her…
Staff

Anne Taylor

Senior Data Analyst, Education Policy Initiative
Annie Taylor is a senior data analyst with the Education Policy Initiative. Her work at EPI focuses on early childhood projects, including designing and implementing research agendas for universal preschool programs in the Boston area. She joined EPI…
Staff

Qia Yang

Data Programmer
Qia Yang is the data programmer at the Education Policy Initiative. His primary work is to maintain the Michigan Education Data Center, import data from the State of Michigan and export data to MERI researchers. He also optimizes the code in MEDC to…
In the Media

Michelmore breaks down Child Tax Credit study

Oct 20, 2022 Michigan Radio
Katherine Michelmore, Michigan Radio: “It takes a long time to determine whether a policy did something good. I think we’re showing in the short term it certainly is improving the material well-being of very low-income families in the U.S. So that’s...
News

Mussadiq looks at northern Michigan school enrollment trends

Oct 19, 2022
Northern Michigan has continually seen a decline in school-aged children. But, during the pandemic, that trend became more prominent. Tareena Mussadiq, Institute of Education Sciences postdoctoral fellow with the Education Policy Initiative, broke...
Publication

Stange research quantifies “brain drain”

Sep 23, 2022
Many states invest heavily in their institutions of higher education only to see graduates leave for employment opportunities. To better understand that dynamic, Ford School Professor Kevin Stange and his colleagues developed a new measure of labor...
In the Media

Reducing student loan debt is a significant step - Michelmore

Sep 12, 2022 Oakland Press
Over 1.3 million Michiganders hold around $50 billion in student loan debt, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education. The Biden administration's plan to forgive $10,000 of loan debt, and up to $20,000 for those students who...
In the Media

Michelmore on Roe v. Wade fallout

Jul 1, 2022 University Business
Last week's reversal of Roe v. Wade will have pervasive effects on U-M's campus, said Associate Professor Katherine Michelmore to University Business. “There are going to be fewer women that are going to end up getting college degrees,” said...
State & Hill

Discourse: Ford School faculty in the news, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
“(Putin) has already violated every international treaty, including the U.N. charter, by invading. This has international implications, not just European implications. Now, the question of what we do and how we do it, with regards to sanctions or...
News

Jacob in the media discussing Flint academic performance study

May 22, 2022
The recent Education Policy Initiative study about Flint, which found Math achievement for school-age children in Flint decreased and the proportion of children with special needs increased as a result of the Michigan city's water crisis during...
In the Media

School funding and crime report highlighted

May 20, 2022 NewsNation
News Nation took note of the EPI working paper, "Public School Funding, School Quality, and Adult Crime." "Can investing in schools -- better teachers, better facilities -- actually reduce crime?" the article asks.  It notes, "A trio of...
Publication

EPI studies Flint water crisis effects on academic outcomes

May 19, 2022
Math achievement for school-age children in Flint decreased and the proportion of children with special needs increased as a result of the Michigan city's water crisis during 2014-16, according to a new University of Michigan study. Those are the...