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Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics and Institute for Social Research and serves as co-director of the Education Policy Initiative. She is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a nonresident senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Dynarski earned an AB in Social Studies from Harvard, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard and a PhD in Economics from MIT. Dynarski has served on the board of contributors of Evidence Speaks, a weekly series of reports by a standing panel of researchers under the editorship of Russ Whitehurst, with a commitment to elevating the role of methodologically rigorous research in the formation of education and social policy.

Published Articles & Media

Evidence on New York City and Boston Exam Schools

Do the exam schools produce academically outstanding graduates, or do they simply admit stellar students and enjoy credit for their successes?

ACT/SAT for All: A Cheap, Effective Way to Narrow Income Gaps...

A universal test opens the door to more effective, targeted efforts to draw talented, disadvantaged students into college.

Online Schooling: Who Is Harmed and Who Is Helped?

A review of studies that measure the causal impact of online courses.

For Better Learning in College Lectures, Lay Down the Laptop and...

Step into any college lecture and you’ll find a sea of students with laptops and tablets open, typing as the professor speaks.

The Gap Within the Gap

Better measures of economic disadvantage can help us better understand the variation in outcomes within the population of children who are eligible for subsidized meals

Fulfilling the Promise of Community College: The ASAP Demonstrations

An innovative program of wrap-around support services known as Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) boosts graduation rates.

Massachusetts Charter Cap Holds Back Disadvantaged Students

This November, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to decide whether to expand the state’s quota on charter schools.

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