Education Policy Speaker Series

Join education policy experts as they speak about their cutting-edge research to improve education outcomes for children across the country.
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EPI's education policy speaker series brings together a diverse slate of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to present on a wide range of educational issue areas relevant to students and faculty at UM.

Past events

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Three Rs of (education) policy research: relevance, rigor, and relationships

William Corrin discusses the three concepts of relevance, rigor, and relationships, their interdependence, and how they connect to doing meaningful and sustainable education research.
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Pushing on policymaking theory: Understanding the contemporary efforts to stymie change using a racialized policymaking framework

From threatening protestors to cutting diversity office funding on college campuses, one contemporary brand of policymaking has overtly sought to undermine social justice efforts in higher education. Current popular policymaking theories, however, are inadequate to understand this phenomenon, as they undertheorize the role of racialized power in policymaking – e.g., the racialized network of policy elites and their core beliefs.
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Preschool for all: A strong start for Washington State's children

The visionary policy recommendations presented here are rooted in a multi-year engagement between leaders and practitioners in Washington and the Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality team.
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Disrupting traditional philanthropic power dynamics in a Detroit early learning community partnership

Tompkins-Stange discusses a proposal that nurtures increased collaboration between one Detroit neighborhood and philanthropy to improve the quality of early childhood education programs.
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