Welcome to the Education Policy Initiative at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.
Reforming public education is one of the most pressing challenges facing our country today.
It is central to the economic prosperity of our society as a whole and to the upward mobility of traditionally disadvantaged populations. Our mission is to engage in applied, policy-relevant education research to help improve overall educational achievement and outcomes.more details
Our research covers many topics within the broad categories of accountability, education choice, inequality, and higher education.
Now Accepting Applications
The Michigan Education Data Fellowship is an internship opportunity available only to School of Education and Ford School masters students with a focus on education policy. This is the second year of this fellowship, which is held onsite at the Michigan Department of Education and Center for Educational Performance and Information within the Michigan State Budget Office.
We will hold an information session at the Ford School on January 30 12:00-1:00. Applications are due on February 9 with interviews held on February 25.
Causes, consequences & potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the US: Perspectives from psychology, sociology & economics
January 20, 2014
This roundtable discussion is designed to highlight how the various disciplines view and approach the problem of educational disparities and the advantages and/or limitations that these approaches have for finding potential solutions to the problem.
Click here to read more about the Annual MLK Symposium Event.
Dynarski appointed as a Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow
Thursday, February 6, 2014
In 2014, Susan Dynarski will serve as a nonresident senior fellow in the Brookings Institution's Economic Studies program. The Brookings Economic Studies program analyzes current and emerging economic policy issues facing the United States and aims to increase understanding of how the economy works and what can be done to make it work better. Throughout her appointment, she will be participating in the prestigious research institution's new Economic Studies working paper series.