Social & Education Policy News

  • Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Nearly three-fourths of students in Iowa City schools who took a recent survey and identify their gender as non-binary feel that their school is not safe.

    The school climate survey, given to students in grades 5-12 in February and March, found 70 percent of survey takers with a non-binary gender identity reported "feeling unsafe in their classes." 

  • Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Some Iowa City students say they don't feel safe at school. 

  • Monday, May 22nd, 2017

    The PPC and ICCSD released a report about school climate and students’ own perceptions of and experiences in the District’s schools. The report details results from a survey administered to all 5th through 12th grade students in the ICCSD in February and March 2017.

  • Monday, April 24th, 2017

    Hyunsik Chun and Mike Sauder from the UI Department of Sociology will present "The rise of the logic of quantification in Korean higher education," from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24 in W113 Seashore Hall.

  • Friday, April 21st, 2017

    The Iowa City Police Department is working with Sarah Bruch to foster trust and improve relationships with the community by addressing racial profiling and bridging the gap between police officers and minorities. 

  • Monday, April 17th, 2017

    Community leaders and government officials from across the state are beginning to build the strategies for better racial equity in Iowa. 


  • Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Cassie Barnhardt will present "Educational Equity and Democratic Engagement: The Role of Academic Citizenship," from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17 as part of the Inequality Seminar. Barnhardt is an assistant professor of educational policy and leadership studies in the University of Iowa College of Education. 

  • Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    The results of a University of Iowa Parental Leave Survey Report released March 31 revealed several key findings that could help the community understand first-time parents at the UI.

  • Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    David Frisvold, PPC Scholar-in-Residence and associate professor in the Department of Economics, will participate in a work shop at Iowa State University, "Federal Statistical Research Data Centers: Opportunities for Researchers to Use Restricted Access Data," on Thursday, March 30. Frisvold will present "Health Economics Research in the RDC."

  • Friday, March 24th, 2017

    Brian An from the University of Iowa College of Education will present "Social origins, academic strength of school curriculum and access to selective higher education institutions: Evidence from Scotland and the U.S." from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27 in W113 Seashore as part of the Inequality Seminar.