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Podcasters Matt Grossmann, Arnold Weinfeld, Charles Ballard

Recession, Election, Education in the Time of Coronavirus

A new election upcoming, a new recession taking hold and new IPPSR research on shuttered or online classrooms. Plus, a new report on the digital division across Michigan.

Letters spell out the word Influence.

In Other Words (Week of March 30)

Our biweekly compilation of policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.

The Homework Gap Is More than It Seems

Arnold Weinfeld — April 02, 2020

Michigan's moved to close school buildings for the rest of the academic year. But does every child have the tools needed to learn online?

The novel coronavirus

Coronavirus: Elections, Politics, Recession

Against the challenge of the novel coronavirus, Michigan's presidential primary is in the past, the nation's presidential election is upcoming and a recession is all but official.

The Sequence of Plunder: A Case Study of Housing Dispossession in Detroit

Troy Distelrath — March 30, 2020

Part IV of this multi-part study: Property Taxes Create Openings for Opportunistic Land Speculators

Independent Streams (Week of March 26)

Our biweekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

In Other Words (week of March 16)

Our biweekly compilation of policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan. 

Stream meandering through grasses.

Independent Streams (Week of March 9)

Our biweekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

Chris Torres, Charles Ballard, Arnold Weinfeld

Podcasters Take to the Roads, Look at the Economy and Cheer on the Schools

The economy, the roads and how Michigan is improving its lowest-performing schools. State of the State Podcasters also talk about stock market caution and the novel coronavirus.

Letters spell the word influence.

In Other Words (Week of February 24)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — February 28, 2020

Our biweekly compilation of policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.

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