Informing Policy

EPI faculty among most influential education policy scholars

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The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized Susan Dynarski as one of the top ten influencers and agitators in 2015. Dynarski and Jacob make Education Week list of top 200 policy and practice influencers.

In the Media

Why rush to hold kids back?

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In an op-ed, Brian Jacob and Michael Lombardo point to abundant research evidence against mandated third-grade retention, a policy included in House Bill 4822.


Are Expectations Alone Enough? Estimating the Effect of a Mandatory College-Prep Curriculum

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New paper and policy brief on the impact of the Michigan Merit Curriculum on educational outcomes, based on a six-year longitudinal study of the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research partnership.

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