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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Co-sponsored by Michigan State University’s Institute for Public and Policy and Social Research & College of Education at Michigan State University

This forum provides policymakers with insights on how research can be used to help urban schools succeed. Current research activity, both domestic and international, helps us to understand what is needed to help principals successfully lead, teachers to effectively teach, and students to highly achieve. Specifically, panelists will explore options grounded in research for empowering Detroit public schools as well as all urban schools to demonstrate how Michigan may serve as a national model for urban education.


  • Kristi Bowman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, Michigan State University
  • Dan Varner, Chief Executive Officer, Excellent Schools Detroit

  • Gary Naeyaert, Executive Director, of Great Lakes Education Project

  • Sarah Reckhow, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Michigan State University



Thank you to Digital Spectrum Enterprises (DSE TV 96) in West Michigan for providing this filmed version of the IPPSR Forum Discussion on Detroit Public Schools.

Mackinac Policy Conference

September (?) Town Hall, includes a little more specifics, and Q&A


See pictures from the Jan 20th, 2016 forum here

Jan 2016 Forum Panelist Publications Blogs Etc

See Jan 2016 Forum Panelist Publications Blogs Etc... here