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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Detroit Bus Tour and Panel: Issues and Opportunities in Detroit

Sep 30, 2011, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT
The University of Michigan Detroit Center
Panelists: Kurt Metzger Director, Data Driven Detroit 'Demographic Changes and Opportunities in Detroit' Kami Pothukuchi Associate Professor, Wayne State University 'Food Systems in Detroit' Michael Tenbusch Vice President for Education Preparedness, United Way for Southeastern Michigan 'Education Reform in Detroit' Moderator: Reynolds 'Ren' Farley Professor Emeritus of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
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U.S. High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations

Sep 14, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Free and open to the public. Abstract: The U.S. high school graduation rate rose markedly during the first 70 years of the 20th century. This contributed to the human capital development that fueled economic growth and increases in standards of living. Since 1970, the U.S. high school graduation rate has stagnated, while those of other industrialized nations have risen. Do the patterns differ by gender, race, or ethnicity? Why should we care about these trends and patterns? Why did they occur?
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Aligning Teacher Improvement Strategies: A Mixed Method Study of Teacher Reform in Minnesota

Apr 13, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Nate Schwartz, 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 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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A Structural Model of Optimal Effort in College Admissions Exams

Apr 6, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Dan Leeds, 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.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Credits that Count: Credit and Risk in the Student Loan Market

Mar 30, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Katharina Ley, Financial and Operations Engineering 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

Revitalizing Detroit: A Panel Discussion on Urban Planning and Community Involvement

Mar 25, 2011, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Abstract This event begins with a guided bus tour of the City of Detroit, to provide a first hand look at areas of the city that demonstrate the wide range of neighborhood experiences, from those in stress to those already undergoing extensive revitalization. After the tour, the panel discussion will focus on the Detroit Works Project, and the role of community groups in efforts to revitalize the city.
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The Educational Attainment of Urban Catholic High School Students in the 21st Century School Choice Market

Mar 23, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Joe Waddington, 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 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

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: States React. Courts Consider. Coverage Expands. What's Next?

Mar 21, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Free and open to the public. The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted as a potential salve for the ailing U.S. health care system. It has quickly become a great challenge for states reacting to its provisions, and a target for legal objections likely to reach the Supreme Court.
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The Causal Impacts of Need-Based Financial Aid on College Outcomes: Evidence from an Experiment in Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison 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-progres
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Sibling and Peer Interaction in Education

Mar 9, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Slesh Shrestha, 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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Response to Market Threats: How Michigan Public Schools React to School Choice

Mar 2, 2011, 3:00-4:00 pm EST
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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Climate Change in the Great Lakes Basin: Policy Options and Public Opinion

Feb 21, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Free and open to the public. Panelists: Christopher Borick Professor and Director, Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion, Muhlenberg College Erick Lachapelle Départment de science politique, Université de Montréal Barry Rabe Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R.
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ACT for All: The Impact of Mandatory College Entrance Exams on Postsecondary Enrollment, Choice and Student-College Mismatch

Feb 9, 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.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Does Size Matter? The Role of Small High Schools in Reforming Public Education

Jan 31, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Abstract Over the past two decades, many urban school districts have restructured large, traditional high schools into smaller learning communities. The idea behind this movement is that small schools provide a more personalized learning environment that allows teachers to more effectively address the multi-faceted needs of disadvantaged students. Despite mixed evidence on the efficacy of such reforms in practice, Detroit and other high-poverty districts have pressed forward with the creation of smaller high schools.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Impact of Subsidized Birth Control for College Women: Evidence from the Deficit Reduction Act.

Jan 26, 2011, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Brad Hershbein, 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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For-Profit Colleges: Education or Exploitation?

Nov 18, 2010, 4:30-6:00 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
For-profit colleges are under fire. Critics point to students' low earnings and high debt loads as evidence that these schools do not provide a quality education. Defenders of the sector note that the schools serve a population of low-skilled, low-income students that traditional colleges ignore. Congress is now considering legislation that would bar from the federal aid programs any schools whose graduates' earnings fall below a minimum threshold.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Waiting for Superman – A special community screening followed by a panel discussion

Nov 3, 2010, 7:00-9:30 pm EDT
Michigan Theater
PANELISTS: Susan Dynarski Associate Professor of Education, School of Education; Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy | Michael Flanagan Superintendent of Public Instruction, Michigan Department of Education | Brian Rowan Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor, School of Education; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research | Tyrone Winfrey Director, U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions - Detroit Admissions Office and Vice-President, Detroit Board of Education | Deborah Loewenberg Ball Dean of the School of Education, will be moderating the panel discussion
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Mortgage Credit and Racial Segregation

Nov 1, 2010, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Abstract: This paper shows that the mortgage credit boom has significantly affected urban and school racial segregation from 1995 to 2007. We develop a model of urban segregation with credit constraints that shows that easier credit can either increase or decrease segregation, depending on the race of the marginal consumer who benefits from the expansion of credit. We then use school demographics from 1995 to 2007, matched to a national comprehensive dataset of mortgage originations, to document the link between credit supply and schools' racial demographics.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

How Are Michigan Local Governments Coping with Fiscal Stress?

Oct 21, 2010, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 5th Floor Seminar Room
11th Annual Lent Upson Lecture at Wayne State University – Spring 2010 MPPS fiscal data findings 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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Education Policy in the Next Michigan: What the Think Tanks Think

Sep 29, 2010, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Paul and Nancy O'Neill Classroom
Free and open to the public. Panelists: John Bebow - The Center for Michigan Lynn Jondahl - Michigan Prospect Michael Van Beek - Mackinac Center for Public Policy Organized by: Chuck Wilbur Sponsored by: the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP); the Ford School of Public
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Local Government Fiscal and Economic Development Issues: Michigan Public Policy Survey

Sep 24, 2010, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 5th Floor Seminar Room
Michigan Municipal League (MML) Annual Convention – Spring 2009 MPPS fiscal data findings 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

Teacher Pay for Performance: Experimental Evidence from Nashville's Project on Incentives in Teaching

Sep 22, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Annenberg Auditorium
Matthew Springer, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Director of the National Center on Performance Incentives Vanderbilt University. The Project on Incentives in Teaching (POINT) experiment was a three-year experimental study of middle school math teachers and their students and schools. The signature activity of the POINT experiment was the study of the effects on student outcomes of paying teachers bonuses of up to $15,000 per year on the basis of student test-score gains.
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Michigan's Foremost Political Pundit Sets the Stage

Sep 15, 2010, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Annenberg Auditorium
Free and open to the public. Bill Ballenger - Editor and Publisher, Inside Michigan Politics ill Ballenger is editor and publisher of Inside Michigan Politics. INSIDE MICHIGAN POLITICS analyzes political and policy trends for several thousand readers, including corporations, trade associations, labor unions, government agencies, the White House and several foreign governments.
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The Role of Urban Food Retail in Detroit's Economic Development and Revitalization

Oct 21, 2009, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
This panel discussion will present a number of different approaches to urban food retail in the city of Detroit, including: a program that touches on the conventional grocery industry; a program to develop grocery sector entrepreneurs; a new model for community grocery stores; and alternative formats/vehicles for urban residents to get fresh food. Moderator: Larissa Larsen, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, the University of Michigan Panelists: Fresh Food Access Initiative
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CLOSUP Seminars: The Effect of School Choice on College and Crime

Mar 11, 2009, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
David Deming will present his study of the implementation of an open enrollment public school choice plan in Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district (CMS) in 2002. Students were guaranteed admission to their home school but could apply to as many as 3 other public schools in the district. Where demand for slots exceeded supply, assignment was determined by randomized lottery. Deming finds significant benefits of school choice for students who come from neighborhoods that are assigned to very low performing schools.

A Pathway to Common Education Standards

Jan 26, 2009, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Abstract The case for a national effort to create core standards grows stronger by the day. Currently, 50 states have 50 standards, and most states are setting the bar as low as possible in order to comply with the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements of NCLB. Half the states have set fourth-grade reading benchmarks so low that they fall beneath even the most basic level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

The EPI/CLOSUP Michigan School Districts Conference

Dec 5, 2007, 12:00 am EST
Ann Arbor
OverviewThe goal of this conference is to provide school district leaders and EPIresearchers an opportunity to exchange ideas and to brainstorm about potential collaborations. Researchers will present case studies of academic studies that have been conducted in collaboration with school districts, with a special focus on the research process.
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EPI Seminars at CLOSUP: 'The Effects of New York City's Charter Schools on Student Achievement'

Nov 19, 2007, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Abstract: We analyze all but a few of the 47 charter schools operating in New York City in 2005-06. The schools tend to locate in disadvantaged neighborhoods and serve students who are substantially poorer than the average public school student in New York City. The schools also attract black applicants to an unusual degree, not only relative to New York City but also relative to the traditional public schools from which they draw.
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Where Do We Go From Here: An Agenda Setting Conference for the Economic Issues Facing Michigan

Mar 14, 2006, 12:00 am EST
Michigan League
It is clear that Michigan is in the midst of serious structural economic trouble, perhaps the worst since the Great Depression. Northwest Airlines and Delphi Corp. are already in Chapter 11. There are rumors and real concern about the stability of General Motors, Ford and much of the auto parts industry. There is a real possibility of descent into receivership for both the City of Detroit and the Detroit school system.
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