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PPIA students reflect on their summer of study and social life 

Aug 2, 2023
What are the dynamics of inequity in labor markets? How do we determine appropriate categories for people in a multicultural society?  How is the U.S. approach to ethnicity and nationality different from what they are doing in Europe?  These were...

Ford School welcomes PPIA 2023 cohort

Jun 19, 2023
The 2023 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) has welcomed 23 students from 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. This year’s cohort will spend seven weeks taking classes, participating in...

Announcing winter 2023 Ford School events

Jan 11, 2023
 The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup for the winter 2023 Policy Talks @ the Ford School series and other special public events hosted with partners from across campus. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise...

Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity

Nov 29, 2023, 6:30-8:00 pm EST
Literati Bookstore 124 E. Washington St. Ann Abor MI 48104
Literati Bookstore is proud to welcome Laura Meckler to present and discuss her book Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity. This event is presented in collaboration with Wallace House Center for Journalists, Education Policy Initiative, Center for Racial Justice, Youth Policy Lab, and The Department of English Language and Literature at The University of Michigan.
EPI Speaker Series

Teacher Diversity and Student Success: Why Racial Representation Matters in the Classroom

Jan 24, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
1120 Weill Hall (Annenberg Auditorium)
Diversifying the teaching force could be a key step to closing student achievement gaps and moving schools closer to equity goals. In their book, Teacher Diversity and Student Success: Why Racial Representation Matters in the Classroom, Seth Gershenson, Brookings Senior Fellow Michael Hansen, and Constance Lindsay present nuanced policy recommendations to increase teacher diversity in classrooms and promote more inclusive schools.   
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of education policy

Oct 26, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Rucker Johnson—a labor economist who specializes in the economics of education—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.

Teacher Diversity and Student Success

Jan 24, 2023 1:30:00

Seth Gershenson, Michael Hansen, and Constance Lindsay address the historic and contemporary factors that have kept people of color out of teaching. January, 2023.