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K-12 Education Brief

Due in June 2019, the following summary shares key insights found in the brief.

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The University Research Corridor (URC) plays a critical role in improving K-12 education in Michigan by:

  • Supporting state and local education policymakers’ needs
  • Identifying, disseminating, and scaling techniques and methods that research and practice show lead to improved outcomes
  • Developing numerous pathways for all Michigan children to learn and succeed
  • Fostering passionate and prepared teachers and researchers

The URC supports state and local education policymakers’ programs, such as:

  • The Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI), a partnership between U-M and MSU to manage state education data and provide university-based research focused on answering our most pressing education policy questions.
  • Launch Michigan, a partnership of business, education, labor, philanthropy, civic leaders, and parents who care deeply about education and our state’s collective future, that is dedicated to building a shared agenda that will improve K12 education.

URC By the Numbers (2013-2017)

  • $250 million in K-12 education-related research, services and outreach
  • 1,685 education-related programs, projects, activities

The URC identifies, disseminates, and scales the techniques and methods that research and practice show lead to improved outcomes by:

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