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Policy Talk Sponsors
The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) at Michigan State University is an independent, non-partisan research center that operates as the strategic research partner to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). EPIC is devoted to research with consequence and the idea that rigorous evidence can improve education policy and practice and, ultimately, students’ lives. EPIC conducts original research using a variety of methods to produce new insights that decision-makers can use to create and implement policy.
The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) at Michigan State University welcomes you to the Policy Talk Sessions at #AEFP2021. Learn more about EPIC’s research with consequence at https://epicedpolicy.org/
The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. Three generations of the descendants of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, and their spouses, work together to lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. In 2019, the foundation awarded more than $525 million in grants in support of these initiatives. To learn more, visit waltonfamilyfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Virtual Poster Session
Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) is a catalyst for positive change. We prepare leaders who are dedicated to transforming schools, workplaces, organizations, and other learning environments; shape social and educational policies; and enhance life course opportunities for families and communities. At SESP, our three core missions – research, education, and service – provide the foundation for everything we do. We are committed to working with communities and students in Evanston, Chicago, and around the world.
The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University has been a hub for policy-related research and teaching for more than 85 years. Created during the Great Depression to train federal employees to implement President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal,” SPA plays a critical role in building and enhancing careers in public service while producing transformational research that drives progress in policy, politics, and public administration. SPA offers four undergraduate and 11 graduate degrees and is the home to five research journals that span public affairs, government, and law, all while fostering a culture of excellence that transforms the student experience through personalized teaching and experiential education; empowerment to conduct and produce research for those who seek knowledge; and ongoing engagement and collaboration between the academic and policy-planning spheres.