Social & Education Policy News

  • Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    The February RELAX: TALK: GROW (RTG) was featured in The Daily Iowan. RTG is a networking/policy planning event hosted by the University of Iowa African American Council and the Public Policy Center. 

  • Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

    Sarah Goldbrick-Rab will present "Making College Affordable: Adventures in Scholar-Activism" from 2-3:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Friday, February 3rd, 2017

    Nick Carnes, associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, will present "Keeping workers off the ballot: Electoral gatekeepers and the shortage of candidates from the working class" at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 in W113 Seashore Hall. Carnes presentation is part of the Inequality Seminar. 

  • Thursday, January 26th, 2017

    The Social and Education Policy Research program will sponsor the first of three Legislative Forums that the League of Women Voters of Johnson County (LWVJC) is hosting in January, February and March. The forums provide an opportunity for dialogue between legislators and their constituents in Johnson County.

  • Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

    Social and Education Policy Research Program director Sarah Bruch contributed a piece to the Social Science Research Council Series on Inequality.

  • Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    David Frisvold, PPC Scholar in Residence and Associate Professor of Economics, appeared on Ethical Perspectives on the News last Sunday (January 15) to discuss Charter Schools, Vouchers, and the Common Good. 

  • Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

    A task force under the guidance of Social and Education Policy Research Program director, Sarah Bruch, has provided recommendations for achieving equity for students within the Iowa City School District.

  • Friday, December 16th, 2016

    Despite changes prompted by the PPC’s 2014 ‘Impediments to Fair Housing Choice” survey, a follow-up survey shows that discrimination against housing voucher users still exists.

  • Friday, December 9th, 2016

    Sarah Bruch, the Social and Education Policy Research program director, co-presented a webinar for the Institute for Research on Poverty

  • Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

    Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, a professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, joined a list of speakers on Monday at the University of Iowa’s Inequality Seminar series. The seminars were put together by UI sociology Assistant Professor Sarah Bruch.