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Since 2012, the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has generated and supported rigorous research to help policymakers make evidence-based decisions that address systemic barriers and improve educational outcomes for children across the country.

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Education Policy Initiative

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 South State Street, Suite 5100
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
P: (734) 615-6330

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Michigan Education Data Center


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Key Contacts

Administrative questions:
Pamela Soltman
Mon - Tues (office/home), Thurs - Fri (office/home)

Center operations questions:
Nicole Wagner Lam
Mon - Fri (office: 9:30am - 3:00pm)

MERI research application questions:
Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija
Mon - Tues (office), Wed (home), Thurs (office), Fri (home)

Samuel Owusu
Mon (home), Tues - Thurs (office), Fri (home)

MEDC and data management questions:
Kyle Kwaiser
Mon (home), Tues (office), Wed (home), Thurs (office), Fri (home)

Thomas Staines
Mon - Tues (office), Wed - Thurs (home), Fri (office)