PPA assisted the Bureau of Indian Education in reviewing and updating its education policies for the Indian Affairs Manual (IAM). This work included doing a thorough review of current BIE policies and identifying policies for adoption to meet the BIE’s state and local education agency functions. PPA produced policy and handbook drafts for over 40 … Continued
Public Policy Associates has provided research and strategic consultation services to help clients assess educational programs, engage parents and teachers in the application of policy, hear from students, and plan for college scholarships and postsecondary access and success.
In this work, PPA has partnered with state education departments, educational associations, community-based organizations, and school districts. The work is led by Daniel J. Quinn, Ph.D., who is an experienced education and policy professional with a demonstrated history of working on complex issues across sectors and is skilled at coordinating policy work groups, providing research and consulting services, and organizational leadership.
Below is a selection of PPA’s education-focused projects:
To better understand the problem begin addressing the educator talent crisis faced within the state, PPA partnered with the Michigan Education Association, AFT Michigan, and the Middle Cities Education Association to host a series of educator workforce solution summits designed to collect ideas from frontline educators on how best to recruit and retain educators in … Continued
For the National Education Association’s (NEA) Education Policy and Practice (EPP) and Research Departments , PPA examined the magnitude of the digital divide for K-12 students at a national and state-by-state level. Using American Community Survey (ACS) 2018 county-level data, including basic demographic breakdowns, PPA produced state-level summaries and an overall summary report. PPA also … Continued
PPA conducted the 2020 Market Rate Survey (MRS) and analysis of the cost of providing high-quality child care in Michigan. PPA used multiple methods to study child care rates and the cost of quality care, including a survey and interviews with child care providers and secondary analysis using data from the Provider Cost of Quality … Continued
With the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Great Start (MDE/OGS) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), PPA is examining the impact of child care subsidy policy changes through a four-year research study involving primary and secondary data collection and analysis. The overarching goal of the work is to assess the … Continued