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On Dec. 18, 2007, the Pinellas County School Board abandoned integration. They justified the vote with bold promises: Schools in poor, black neighborhoods would get more money, more staff, more resources. They delivered none of that.

On 2/1, Tampa Bay Times’ Lisa Gartner, Michael LaForgia, and Nathaniel Lash join us to tell the story of how district leaders turned five once-average schools into failure factories.

Details: http://myumi.ch/JW8OM
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DC alumni: join the Ford School and fellow Fordies for a conversation with outgoing dean Susan M. Collins on Thursday, February 9.

RSVP by 2/6: http://myumi.ch/LoxYP | #fordschooldc
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The Ford School hosted an alumni reception on November 4, 2016 at APPAM's fall research conference, held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.
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On Thursday, 10/20/2016, John Leahy delivered a lecture celebrating his installment as the Allen Sinai Professor of Macroeconomics and Public Policy, co-hosted by the Department of Economics and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Details: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2016/economics-wishful-thinking
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Held Wednesday, 11/9/2016, the Ford School hosted an informal panel of experts moderated by Paul Courant to discuss the results and projected policy implications of 'Decision 2016'.

Panelists included former U.S. Congressman John Dingell, Ambassador Ron Weiser, Marina Whitman, Mara Ostfeld and Betsey Stevenson.

Details: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2016/day-after-post-election-analysis
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On Friday, 10/8/2016,  journalist Bankole Thompson hosted a live broadcast of his radio program, Redline with Bankole Thompson.

Details: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2016/live-broadcast-bankole-thompson-910-am-superstation
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Each year, all first-year master's students participate in a three-day simulation known as the Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE), which tests their ability to make sound, responsible decisions under "real-world" time constraints and pressures. The annual IPE alternates between issues of domestic and international significance, and recent topics have included freshwater resource allocation, regional transportation, immigration policy, an Iranian nuclear crisis, and more. More on IPE: http://fordschool.umich.edu/ipe
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Held Monday, 11/28/2016, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman presented a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture on the current state of the U.S. economy.

Details: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2016/jason-furman
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At this Policy Talks @ the Ford School event on Monday, 11/21/2016, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence James Kvaal held a panel discussion on the future of federal education policy. Event panelists were Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Alex Nock, and David Cleary.

Details: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2016/outlook-us-education-policy-2017-and-beyond
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Held Wednesday, 10/19/2016, former World Bank Chief Economist Justin Lin and Ford School professor John Ciorciari held a conversation on the future of Sino-U.S. economic relations, a Policy Talks @ the Frod School event.

Details: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2016/future-us-china-economic-relations-conversation-justin-lin
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What will education policy look like under President-elect Trump? Show up for #policytalks with Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence and former deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy Council James Kvaal and find out.

Details: http://myumi.ch/6QMDE
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On Friday, September 30, 2016 Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz (AB '84) returns to the University of Michigan to chair a panel of public servants from rebounding Midwestern cities: Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; and Youngstown, Ohio. Each provides an example of the Obama Administration's "place-based" approach in action.

The panel featured communities embracing a collaborative eco-system, relying on partners across local, state and federal government, and other institutions to make progress on long-standing issues such as pervasive blight, crime, poor community trust in law enforcement, chronic homelessness and more.

Panelists: Abigail Beniston - Youngstown, Ohio; Kerry Duggan - The White House; Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson - Gary, Indiana; Arthur Jemison - Detroit, Michigan; Colonel Kevin C. Riley - Youngstown, Ohio

Details: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2016/21st-century-public-leadership-lessons-rustbelt
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The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan is one of the nation's top policy schools. Our mission is to offer outstanding education for leadership in public policy analysis and public management and to excel in social science research that illuminates public policy issues and promotes better public policy.

We offer rigorous education to policy analysts and public managers, confident that those who are well trained in the analysis of economic, political, and organizational issues will be best able to address public concerns. Our interdisciplinary faculty, leaders in their fields, is committed to the effective use of the social sciences to understand public problems and contribute to their solution.

Degrees offered: Masters in Public Policy; Masters in Public Administration; dual masters degrees with schools/departments across the University of Michigan; joint PhDs with Economics, Political Science, or Sociology; and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy.

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