Social & Education Policy News

  • Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

    Phuong Nguyen-Hoang was selected as one of three winners of the Curriculum Innovation Award, sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

  • Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

    Phuong Nguyen-Hoang recently had an article, "Is Tax Increment Financing a Fiscal Bane or Boon?" published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

  • Friday, April 27th, 2018

    PPC students Kaelynn Heiberg and Rachel Maller presented at the annual Research in the Capitol event. Their poster, "Evaluation of Educational Equity Interventions," highlighted the importance of the Equity Implemented Partnership between the Iowa City Community School District and the Public Policy Center Social & Education Policy Research Program.

  • Monday, April 9th, 2018

    Haifeng Qian, Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning and PPC Social & Education Policy researcher, was awarded the Best Conference Paper award at the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) annual conference award luncheon on Friday, April 6.

  • Monday, March 5th, 2018

    Dr. Sarah Bruch, assistant professor in the UI Department of Sociology, and director of the PPC's Social and Education Policy Program was interviewed for a story on Fox28 about her work with the Iowa City Community School District. Bruch conducted a survey in 2016 among Iowa City students to examine their feelings of inclusiveness along gender lines.

  • Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

    A study by Jerry Anthony was recognized by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition.

  • Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

    Rachel Maller, intern in the PPC’s Social and Education Policy Research Program, was selected as commencement speaker for the UI's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  • Monday, November 27th, 2017

    Lynda Waddington, a writer with The Gazette, wrote a column about the Public Policy Center's recent public forum on anti-poverty policy in Iowa.

  • Friday, November 10th, 2017

    The PPC and the Iowa City Community School District have received a $400,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation’s Research-Practice Partnership Program.

  • Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

    A panel met at the Iowa City Public Library to discuss the issue of poverty in Johnson County and answer questions on how it is being tackled.