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Independent Streams (Week of September 18)

Abbey Frazier — September 22, 2017

Our every other week roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

IPPSR Forum Highlights Challenges of Early Childhood Education

Luke Allen — September 21, 2017

On Sept. 13, IPPSR hosted a forum on early childhood education at the state capital. As evidence mounts showing the importance of education and socialization at the youngest ages for success later in life, policymakers and educators alike have struggled to find and implement best practices...

Michigan’s Need for Policies and Systematic Training for Paraeducators

The lack of clear state policies related to paraeducators along with the increasing numbers of paraeducators in educational settings places the burden on local educational agencies to develop policies. School administrators across the state have suggested a need for formal paraeducator training...

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In Other Words (Week of August 21)

Abbey Frazier — August 23, 2017

Our new biweekly policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.

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Independent Streams (Week of August 14)

Abbey Frazier — August 23, 2017

Our every other week roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

In Other Words (Week of July 31)

Abbey Frazier — July 31, 2017

Inviting you to review our newest regular feature, In Other Words, of biweekly policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.

Report: Michigan Lags in Evidence-based Policymaking

Abbey Frazier — July 17, 2017

In an increasingly ideological and partisan political world, the practice of evidence-based policymaking is a critical tool in ensuring the most efficient use of government resources. Objective outcome analyses and rigorous program evaluations can help policymakers and state officials...

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In Other Words (Week of July 17)

Abbey Frazier — July 14, 2017

Introducing our newest regular feature, In Other Words, of biweekly policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.

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Independent Streams (Week of July 10)

Abbey Frazier — July 10, 2017

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

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The Repercussions on Michigan of President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

Angel Montalban — July 06, 2017

On January 27, 2017, the President of the United States of America issued an executive order to protect the nation from foreign terrorists entering the United States. The component of the executive order in question would expand the number of people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria...

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