- Data suggests thousands of 3rd graders might need to retake reading under new law IPPSR Affiliate Joshua Cowen and codirector of MSU’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) studies the impact of Michigan’s Read by Grade Three law as it goes into effect next school year.
- How Does Race Affect Special Education Identification in Schools? Does race and school racial composition determine special education identification for students? IPPSR Affiliate Scott Imberman, professor of economics, discusses a new study on The Education Exchange podcast produced by EducationNext.
- Benton Harbor crisis a tipping point for Gretchen Whitmer, school takeovers IPPSR Affiliate Eric Scorsone is quoted in a Bridge Magazine article evaluating the impact of the Benton Harbor school closing on other struggling communities.
- After three student suicides, one Michigan school district fights back Michigan schools have the nation’s second-worst ratio of students to school counselors with the majority of cash-strapped Michigan districts short on mental health resources. State Sen. Sylvia Santana’s proposed bill in the Senate focuses on a mandatory mental health-training program. She’s an alumni of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, at home at IPPSR.
- Michigan House Bill Would Set Minimum Fines for Campaign Finance Violations MPLP alum and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will have new parameters for issuing fines for campaign finance violations under new legislation.
- Why Nonprofits are Taking Over Detroit, Flint Governance IPPSR Affiliate Sarah Reckhow, associate professor of political science at MSU, talks about why nonprofit leaders are guiding urban policy.
- Want to draw Michigan's next political district maps? Here's what you need to know As the independent redistricting commission opens to eligible Michigan residents this year, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, an MPLP alum, encourages applicants across the state to apply.
- Explaining the Urban-Rural Political Divide IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann, an MSU political scientist, explains geographic divides in politics on the podcast “Science of Politics” with the Niskanen Center.
- State Senator Ken Horn Named Legislator of the Year The Small Business Association of Michigan has named State Sen. Ken Horn, an MLPL alum, legislator of the year.