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Examining Detroit students' college pathways

May 26, 2021
Academic and non-academic barriers are preventing Detroit high school students from enrolling and succeeding in college. Detroit Students’ College Pathways and Outcomes, a policy brief released by the Youth Policy Lab (YPL) at the University of...
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EPI, Excellent Schools Detroit release K-12 scorecard

Jun 29, 2015
The 2015 Excellent Schools Detroit (ESD) K-12 Scorecard — which the Ford School’s Education Policy Initiative (EPI) helped develop — was released last week. More than 200 schools, including private and charter schools, were evaluated and assigned...
State & Hill

Brian A. Jacob helps city schools become data driven

Apr 22, 2013
In an era of shrinking public education budgets, school districts cannot afford to make the wrong decision when they hire a teacher or cut a program. To make sure they reach the right answers, administrators are turning to Annenberg Professor Brian...

Detroit Youth Employment: A Youth Policy Lab brown bag

Dec 6, 2017, 12:00-1:15 pm EST
Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Brian Jacob presents the initial findings from the Youth Policy Lab’s evaluation work for GDYT, which centers around educational outcomes for applicants and participants.
Ford School
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

CANCELED: Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit

Mar 12, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
CANCELED
CLOSUP and EPI welcome Mayor of Detroit Mike Duggan for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture.
Ford School
EPI Speaker Series

The future of education in Detroit: As told by Detroit educators, activists, and chroniclers

Mar 11, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
An Education Policy Initiative and School of Education Speaker Series with panelists Chastity Pratt Dawsey, reporter for Bridge Magazine, Diana Preciado, instructional specialist at Detroit Public Schools, Lamont D. Satchel, Chief Innovation Officer at Detroit Public Schools, and Tawana Petty aka Honeycomb, Detroit mother/organizer/author/poet.
EPI Speaker Series

Future of education in Detroit: A panel discussion

Oct 23, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
School of Education, Prechter Lab Room #2202
Key education leaders will offer their perspective and analysis on the evolving education landscape in Detroit, including the establishment of the Education Achievement Authority in 2012, the surge of charter school enrollment, and the influence of nonprofits in the education sector. Panelists include Daniel Varner, Chief Executive Officer of Excellent Schools Detroit and a member of Michigan's State Board of Education, Tom Willis, Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Charter Schools in Detroit, and Veronica Conforme, Interim Chancellor of the Education Achievement Authority. Brian Jacob, co-director of the Education Policy Initiative, will moderate.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Does Size Matter? The Role of Small High Schools in Reforming Public Education

Jan 31, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Abstract Over the past two decades, many urban school districts have restructured large, traditional high schools into smaller learning communities. The idea behind this movement is that small schools provide a more personalized learning environment that allows teachers to more effectively address the multi-faceted needs of disadvantaged students. Despite mixed evidence on the efficacy of such reforms in practice, Detroit and other high-poverty districts have pressed forward with the creation of smaller high schools.
Ford School

Future of education in Detroit: A panel discussion

Oct 23, 2014 1:19:42

Over the last decade, K-12 education in Detroit has undergone unprecedented change with the establishment of the Education Achievement Authority in 2012, the surge of charter school enrollment, and the influence of nonprofits in the education sect