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April 23, 2018

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

April 19, 2018

Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices

To help Detroit leaders better craft programs and policies that respond to community needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help University of Michigan researchers collect and report Detroit residents' opinions on the city's most pressing and interesting policy issues.

January 22, 2018

South African scholar recounts anti-apartheid work

Yazier Henry's experiences growing up in South Africa, working actively against apartheid state-sanctioned violence, along with his later work with survivors of apartheid have inspired his scholarship.

December 12, 2017

Researchers recommend 'pay-for-success' intervention elements

A set of seven recommendations for "pay-for-success" interventions identified by researchers at the University of Michigan can help governments and private investors work together to effectively use this emerging financing model that has bipartisan support.

November 6, 2017

Statewide survey explores election problems, potential reforms

A statewide survey of local officials shows a majority are very confident in their jurisdiction's ability to administer accurate elections. However, those in Michigan's largest cities and townships — which hold nearly half the population — were more likely to report having experienced election-related problems recently.

October 13, 2016

U-M launches Youth Policy Lab to improve young lives

Researchers at the University of Michigan have launched a new lab designed to help state and local agencies, social service providers, nonprofits and educators improve life outcomes for Michigan youth, from birth through age 25.

September 22, 2016

Ford School research shows a quiet crisis over K-12 class size

New research from the Education Policy Initiative at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy found that many Michigan K-12 students experience very large core classes — with 40 or more students — but that some students are at greater risk.

April 27, 2016

Ford School partners with business school in Latin America

The University of Michigan will launch a new partnership that enables Master of Business Administration students from one of Latin America's top business schools to earn a Master of Public Administration degree at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

February 23, 2016

Officials in large Michigan cities worried about potential unrest

While local leaders say police forces across Michigan have good overall relations with their communities, those in larger cities worry about the possibility of civil unrest after well-publicized incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore.

July 7, 2015

Expanding state Medicaid stems growth of uncompensated care

On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation offers the first comprehensive look at how well a key part of the ACA — state Medicaid expansions — is working.

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