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Dynarski addresses remote learning inequities

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,...
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Online learning out of reach for millions of students

May 1, 2020
UNESCO, the United Nations’ education agency, released data on April 21 revealing that half of all children currently out of school due to stay-at-home orders do not have access to a computer, and forty percent do not have access to the internet....
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Report finds gaps in access to career, technical ed programs

Feb 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. CTE courses prepare students to...
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Brian Jacob honored as a Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor

Apr 23, 2019
Brian Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy at the Ford School, Co-Director of the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) and Youth Policy Lab (YPL), and faculty director of the Ford School’s joint-doctoral program, was named as a...
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It’s HAILing coverage for Susan Dynarski and team

Dec 21, 2018
Last week, Susan Dynarski, Ford School professor, and her fellow researchers released a new research study titled “Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students.” Since...

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!
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.

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.
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.

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)

Ford School Reunion

Oct 4-5, 2019, 12:00-6:00 pm EDT
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
We'll be celebrating this fall! Save the date and join us for the Ford School Reunion!
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2019 Ford School Commencement

May 4, 2019, 4:30-6:30 pm EDT
Rackham Auditorium
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2019!

Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Insights from Big Data

Jun 21, 2018, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
This talk will show how children’s chances of climbing the income ladder vary across neighborhoods, analyze the sources of racial disparities in intergenerational mobility, and discuss the role of higher education in creating greater income mobility. 
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