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Education Policy Fellowship Program

MSU President’s Education Forums

The MSU President’s Education Forums were established in 1998 and are an outreach strategy to inform policy makers and education leaders about current education policy issues and to open discussion around research and best practice in specific education policy areas.  These annual forums are sponsored by Michigan State University Office of the President and by the College of Education through the Office of K-12 Outreach.  These forums, which are by invitation only, are well attended by state legislators and their staff members, State Board of Education members, Michigan Department of Education staff, leaders of local and intermediate school districts and association representatives.  Each year the forums provide an opportunity for continuing conversations around critical national and state policy issues. Presentations are made by key MSU College of Education faculty and national authorities who address critical policy issues.  The Michigan EPFP's affiliation with the Education Policy Center at MSU and the Office of K-12 Outreach enables the EPFP Fellows to participate in these forums.  While attendance is encouraged, these forums are optional policy experiences for the Michigan EPFP Fellows.  A luncheon is provided and reservations are required.

The specific dates and speakers for the 2017 forums will be listed as they are confirmed.


 Racial Justice in Urban Education:

Learning from Research on Young Black Men and Boys


October 10, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

The presentation for the October forum will discuss “Racial Justice in Urban Education: Learning from Research on Young Black Men and Boys” by Dr. Chezare Warren (EPFP 2016-17), Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.

In this session, Dr. Warren will discuss factors that most contribute to the academic vulnerability of young Black men and boys attending urban schools. His talk will spotlight the significance of antiblack racism on urban schooling, and the role of multiple education stakeholders to improve learning outcomes for youth growing up in densely populated, economically disenfranchised communities of color.


A link to Dr. Warren's new book can be found here