Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

  1. October 19, 2022

    Income, segregated schools drive Black-white education gaps

    Given the same levels of family, school and neighborhood hardship, Black students would be more likely than their white classmates to complete high school and attend college.

  2. October 18, 2022

    Government officials cite good rapport with each other, public

    Michigan’s local government leaders report generally good relationships among officials and residents, despite well-documented examples of coarsening discourse and antagonism in public gatherings.

  3. October 17, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  4. October 13, 2022

    U-M partners with Google to offer job-ready tech skills program

    A new flexible online training program on data science will prepare job-seekers in Michigan and beyond to quickly enter one of the fastest-growing labor markets and advance their careers.

  5. July 15, 2022

    Watkins-Hayes recommended as interim Ford School dean

    Provost Laurie McCauley is recommending Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes, associate dean for academic affairs, as the interim dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

  6. June 16, 2022

    U-M helps launch review of government financial data standards

    A pilot project involving U-M and others is exploring whether a new fiscal reporting mechanism for governmental entities can help create transparency — and prevent future financial crises.

  7. May 31, 2022

    Survey looks at online government meeting quality, service disparities

    More than half of Michigan’s local officials say that moving government meetings online during the pandemic decreased the overall quality of such gatherings, according to a U-M survey.

  8. May 10, 2022

    Public school investment reduces adult crime, study shows

    Increased investment in public schools pays off through reductions in adult crime, according to a new U-M study from the Ford School’s Education Policy Initiative.

  9. April 15, 2022

    Ford School’s Barr to be nominated as Fed’s top banking regulator

    Michael Barr, dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, is President Joe Biden’s intended nominee for vice chair for supervision of the Federal Reserve, the White House has announced.

  10. April 11, 2022

    Secretary of State, senator to share thoughts on Ukraine war

    The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will host a virtual event April 14 examining the domestic and foreign policy implications of the war in Ukraine.