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Pandemic School Performance and Political Predictions

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Anthony Zammit | MSU IPPSR
left to right: Arnold Weinfeld, Charles Ballard, Tara Kilbride, Matt Grossmann in the MSU Audio Studios

State of the State is a monthly analysis of Michigan politics, policy and the economy from MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR).

Did pandemic school shutdowns put Michigan's students behind? If so, are our children catching back up? This month, Matt Grossmann, Arnold Weinfeld, and Charles Ballard from MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research try to get to the bottom of those questions with Tara Kilbride, assistant director for research at the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) at MSU. EPIC has just released a new report covering that topic which can be found on their website www.EpicedPolicy.org

In the first half of the conversation, our podcasters discuss and make a few predictions about the upcoming November elections.

MSU Today airs Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 5 a.m. on WKAR News/Talk and Sundays at 8 p.m. on 760 WJR. Find "MSU Today with Russ White" on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you get your shows.