Detroit Education Research Partnership

Collaborative Policy Research

The Detroit Education Research Partnership is a collaboration between researchers at Wayne State University's College of Education and a constellation of community partners interested in improving Detroit schools, including the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Every School Day Counts Detroit coalition. We work in partnership with schools, community organizations, and policymakers to identify the key problems that impede improvement in Detroit schools. We then collaboratively determine what stakeholders need to know to solve those problems and design research studies to collect, interpret, and disseminate that information to the audiences that need it most. Current research areas include: Chronic Absenteeism and Student Attendance, Student Exit from Detroit, Student Mobility, Early Literacy, and High School Success.

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Latest Research on Detroit Education Issues

Third Grade Reading and Attendance in Detroit Image

Third Grade Reading and Attendance in Detroit

Why do Detroit Students Miss School Image

Why Do Detroit Students Miss School?
Implications for Returning to School After COVID-19

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The Detroit Education Research Partnership is supported by the Skillman Foundation, the Brightmoor Alliance, the Spencer Foundation, and the Midwest Mobility from Poverty Network.

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