Independent streams (Week of January 30)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research Problems Michigan’s Stumbling Middle Class (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard, director of the State of the State Survey, discusses a stagnating economy and persistent income inequality in Michigan with Bridge Magazine. Teacher Applicants Not Meeting State Expectations (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Sarah Reckhow …

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Independent Streams (Week of May 16th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems: Detroit students’ education take back seat in funding talks (link is external). IPPSR affiliate David Arsen comments on the extraordinary challenges Detroit faces, including teacher payroll shortages, deteriorating buildings, and overall shortcomings in quality of education. Michigan gets ‘F’ for tracking teachers (link is external). IPPSR affiliate …

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Independent Streams (Week of May 9th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems: Obama’s Trip to Poisoned Flint Spotlights Economic Inequality (link is external). Following President Obama’s visit to Flint on May 4th, State of the State Survey results are cited in the event’s coverage. When is $500 million worth nothing? (link is external)  The Detroit Free Press …

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Independent Streams (Week of May 2nd)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems: On-the-job deaths in agriculture rise (link is external). An annual Michigan State University report revealed this week that reveals a decline in on-the-job deaths for the year, but an increase in fatalities related to the use of tractors. Community, multi-university campus partnership to address public health …

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Independent Streams (Week of April 25th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research (inspired by John Kingdon (link is external)). Problems: Why the charter school debate has moved beyond ‘better’ or ‘worse.’ (link is external) (link is external)Josh Cowen, IPPSR Affiliate, authored this article at The Conversation. The power of a name: MSU economist examines names of black men …

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Welcome to Michigan Policy Wonk

This is the first post from our new blog, titled Michigan Policy Wonk, at the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University (MSU). We seek to publicize research relevant to state policymakers and enable MSU faculty to provide informed commentary on public-policy issues. Our blog is modeled on successful online …

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