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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Percent Plans, Automatic Admissions, and College Entry

Apr 4, 2012, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

A Survival Model of Student Loan Defaults

Mar 28, 2012, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Kids v. Adults: How Politics and Policy Conspire to Leave Children Behind

Mar 26, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Join the conversation: #fordschoolspellings Lecture by the Honorable Margaret Spellings, Former U.S. Secretary of Education (2005-2009) Abstract: The seminal education law known as No Child Left Behind put critical pressure on our schools to dramatically improve education in America. Through accountability, testing, and consequences for failure, a more targeted focus on our neediest students has translated into measurable success for them.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Teachers vs the Public? Mapping the Fault Lines in the Politics of American Education

Mar 21, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Paul and Nancy O'Neill Classroom
Sponsored by the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). EPI is a program of coordinated activities designed to bring the latest academic knowledge to issues of education policy. Generous support provided by Charles H.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Aligning Teacher Improvement Strategies: A Mixed-Method Study of Teacher Reform in Minnesota

Mar 14, 2012, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Value-Added with Multidimensional Teacher Ability

Mar 7, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Paul and Nancy O'Neill Classroom
Abstract We examine the theoretical and practical implications of ranking teachers according to a one dimensional value-added metric when teacher effectiveness is multi-dimensional. In particular, we consider the cases in which teachers teach multiple subjects or multiple student types. We outline the assumptions under which a standard value-added estimator correctly ranks teachers according to their social value. We demonstrate that these assumptions fail to hold empirically.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Childhood Educational Interventions: Experimental Evidence on Postsecondary Outcomes

Feb 29, 2012, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Admissions Policies and Standardized Testing: The Case for Extremes

Feb 15, 2012, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series, Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling Health Policy Fund

Health care reform panel discussion: federal, state and local perspectives

Feb 13, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Abstract The Affordable Care Act, enacted in 2010, is reshaping how insurance and health care are provided in this country. This Federal law includes a critical role for states in expanding coverage and for local health systems in transforming the delivery of care.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Research Partnership with Michigan's Community Colleges

Feb 1, 2012, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Non-Profit Role in Urban Revitalization

Jan 30, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Richard Buery is President/CEO of The Children's Aid Society. Founded in 1853, CAS serves 80,000 children at 45 locations in New York City and Westchester, and its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and National Center for Community Schools serve thousands more nationally. Mr.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Effect of Basal Readers on Instructional Practice

Jan 18, 2012, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar Presenter: Mark White, Education CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Connection Between Policy and Practice, Lessons Learned by an Urban Superintendent on the Road to the Broad Prize for Urban Education

Jan 17, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
School of Education, Schorling Auditorium
Free and open to the public. Abstract In 2006, with the goal of increasing student achievement, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Board of Education passed policies related to effective teachers and school administrators. The leadership of the District put the Board's work in action and made increasing staff effectiveness the focus of their work.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Data Watch: Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Postsecondary Outcomes

Dec 14, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Steve Hemelt, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ford School CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

ACT for All: The Impact of Mandatory College Entrance Exams on Postsecondary Enrollment, Choice and Student-College Mismatch

Dec 7, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Joshua Hyman, Economics and Public Policy CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

From Developmental to Prevention Science: Integrating Social-Emotional and Academic Learning to Reduce Educational Inequality

Dec 6, 2011, 11:45 am-1:00 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Paul and Nancy O'Neill Classroom
Free and open to the public. Sandwiches and soda provided. Sponsored by the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). EPI is a program of coordinated activities designed to bring the latest academic knowledge to issues of education policy. Generous support provided by Charles H. and Susan Gessner. About the speaker Stephanie Jones is an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Understanding Choice of High School Curriculum: Preferences, Expectations, and Interactions Inside and Outside the Family

Nov 30, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Pamela Giustinelli, Institute for Social Research CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

School Accountability, Standards, and Family Sorting

Nov 16, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Professor David Figlio, Northwestern University CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Lecture by David Figlio: Intended and Unintended Consequences of School Accountability

Nov 15, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). EPI is a program of coordinated activities designed to bring the latest academic knowledge to issues of education policy. Generous support provided by Charles H. and Susan Gessner. Abstract School accountability systems are intended to lead schools to educate children more efficiently and raise student performance.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Reflections on the 'Undermatch' Phenomenon in College Choice: Implications for Students, Schools, and Public Policy

Nov 9, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Free and open to the public. Abstract: The term 'undermatch' describes the problem of students failing to apply to the most selective colleges they qualify for. There is evidence that students who undermatch significantly reduce their chances of graduating. Because undermatching is substantially more prevalent among lower-income, minority, and first generation students, it raises immediate questions of fairness as well of resource waste.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Early Childhood Programs and their Spillover Effects in Developing Countries

Nov 2, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Monica Hernandez, Economics and Public Policy CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Cha cha cha! The Impact of a Mandatory In-School Ballroom Dance Program on Student Outcomes in NYC Public Schools.

Oct 26, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Jonathan Hershaff, Economics CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Supply of Alternative Schooling: Measures of Access in the U.S. from 1989 - 2007

Oct 12, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Francie Streich, Economics and Public Policy CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Encouraging and Discouraging Factors to Local Intergovernmental Cooperation in Michigan

Sep 30, 2011, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 5th Floor Seminar Room
About the Michigan Public Policy Survey: The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) is a program of state-wide surveys of local government leaders in Michigan. The MPPS is designed to fill an important information gap in the policymaking process. While there are ongoing surveys of the business community and of the citizens of Michigan, before the MPPS there were no ongoing surveys of local government officials that were representative of all general purpose local governments in the state.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

How are Michigan local governments coping with fiscal stress

Sep 30, 2011, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 5th Floor Seminar Room
Michigan Capital Area Chapter, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference – Spring 2011 MPPS fiscal data findings
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