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Link to:MPPS Report: Michigan local leaders expect increased challenges for the 2020 election, but are confident about administering accurate elections
Oct 05, 2020
This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s township and city officials on issues related to election[...]
Link to:MPPS Report: Michigan local leaders expect mixed impacts from expanded voter registration and absentee voting reforms
Jul 28, 2020
This report presents the experiences and opinions of Michigan’s local government clerks and other city and township[...]

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Oct 05, 2020

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This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s township and city officials on issues related to election administration in their jurisdictions, including expected challenges and confidence in election security. Data from a parallel survey of Michigan County...

Sep 30, 2020

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This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding current and potential local government collaboration on a range of sustainability and energy policies. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders...

Aug 18, 2020

 

This memo is included in the Local Government COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy and Resource Guide.

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May 14, 2020

 

This memo is included in the Local Government COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy and Resource Guide.

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Jul 28, 2020

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This report presents the experiences and opinions of Michigan’s local government clerks and other city and township leaders regarding three statewide voting and election reforms: 1) voter registration up to 15 days before an election via mail, online, and at a...

Jun 24, 2020

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This report presents local government leaders' views on the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan through May of 2020, including impacts on the state and its communities, expectations for how long negative impacts would persist, evaluations of governmental coordination,...

Apr 01, 2017

 

Ingrid Johnson

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It seems strange, that of all the cities, towns, and communities across America, Kalamazoo, Michigan would be chosen to make history in education. The relatively small city with the funny name, famous for innovations in the...

Apr 01, 2017

 

Keerthana Sundar

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Education has become a key component of the dialogue surrounding the revitalization of Detroit and the economic progress of Michigan. A lot can be said, and has been said, about Michigan’s K-12 education system. Another important...

Apr 01, 2017

 

Casey VanderWeide

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Michigan has long been on the forefront on implementing charter schools. A charter school, sometimes referred to as a public school academy, is a state-funded public school under the state constitution that is operated “under a...

Oct 01, 2017

 

Jacob Podell

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Climate change mitigation policies are often politically challenging to implement; this is especially true in the U.S. where carbon-pricing mechanisms are a political non-starter across both federal and sub-federal levels of...

Mar 01, 2019

 

Caleb Hogeterp

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Michigan has access to some of the largest bodies of freshwater in the world, and is surrounded by more than one-fifth of the world’s surface fresh water (US EPA, 2015). However, the quality of its constituents’ drinking water...

Mar 01, 2019

 

KeAndra Hollis

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Over the recent years, many studies have attempted to shed light on the negative impacts and gaps of exclusionary discipline practices within Michigan schools. Research shows that students who face suspension and expulsion are as...

Mar 01, 2019

 

Miranda J. Pearson

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Growing up people often spend time dreaming of their perfect home, in hopes that one day if they work hard enough and put enough money aside, that their dream will become a reality. A perfect home where one can raise their...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Thomas J. Kane, Jonah E. Rockoff, Douglas O. Staiger

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Research on the relationship between teachers' characteristics and teacher effectiveness has been underway for over a century, yet little progress has been made in linking teacher...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Lars Lefgren

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Low-achieving students in many school districts are retained in a grade in order to allow them to gain the academic or social skills that teachers believe are necessary to succeed academically. In this paper, we use...