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Jan. 15, 2016

MSU public policy forum to address Detroit schools

MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research will launch its 2016 public policy forum series with a Jan. 20 session about empowering urban schools in Detroit and across Michigan.

Speakers at the forum, “Detroit Public Schools: Quality, Accountability, Governance,” include Kristi Bowman, associate dean of the Michigan State University College of Law; Dan Varner, chief executive officer of Excellent Schools Detroit; Gary Naeyaert, executive director of Great Lakes Education Project; and Sarah Reckhow, MSU assistant professor of political science.

The forum, co-sponsored by IPPSR and MSU’s College of Education, will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Anderson House Office Building, 5th Floor Mackinac Room, 124 N. Capitol Ave. in downtown Lansing

For more information and to register, visit this website or call (517) 355-6672. There is no charge to attend and the public is invited. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Future forum topics include Flint water systems (March 16), the Gordy Howe International Bridge in Detroit (April 20) and Michigan’s renewable energy economy (May 18).