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Help wanted

April 15, 2014
Help wanted

Last week we held our annual Teacher and Administrator Recruitment Fair at Spartan Stadium, and once again, we hosted over 130 school districts from around the world who came to recruit graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education.  Before our graduates arrived, I visited the fair and talked to recruiters from around...
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MSU interns teaching in Chicago schools

April 3, 2014
MSU interns teaching in Chicago schools

This week I was in Chicago for my annual visit with Michigan State University interns working in Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  I look forward to this trip every year, because it is a great opportunity for me to see our teaching interns in action...
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#1 for 20 years in a row

March 11, 2014
#1 for 20 years in a row

This morning U.S. News & World Report issued its rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools in a number of disciplines, including education.  I wrote in detail last year about these rankings, so I won’t repeat much of what I said at that time....
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Pornography to pay for college?

March 5, 2014
Pornography to pay for college?

The Internet and mainstream media have been abuzz the last couple of weeks with the story of a first-year student at Duke University who is financing her education by...
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Gov. Snyder steps forward on education funding; now it is up to the Legislature

February 6, 2014
Gov. Snyder steps forward on education funding; now it is up to the Legislature

Last week, I posted about the budget surplus projected in the state of Michigan, and the plans that had been espoused by Republicans and Democrats for dealing with it. ...
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State surplus: Invest in education

January 30, 2014
State surplus: Invest in education

After more than a dozen years of a down economy, the state of Michigan is starting to see an economic rebound.  The unemployment rate is still higher than the...
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