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Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Professor Emeritus Roger Baldwin will be honored with the 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Mentoring Award in November at the organization’s annual conference. The award celebrates those who have made significant and noteworthy contributions in mentoring developing scholars within ASHE and higher education. Baldwin is only the ninth recipient since the… Read More »

Research leader: Dean Floden elected to distinctive national roles

Research leader: Dean Floden elected to distinctive national roles

Robert Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Academy of Education (NAEd). His four-year term in the position begins in November 2017, making him one of 10 board members governing the organization. The NAEd mission is to advance research that improves education policy and practice.… Read More »

Give 23 for 23: Alumni board student scholarships

Give 23 for 23: Alumni board student scholarships

For 23 consecutive years, the College of Education at Michigan State University has been ranked #1 in elementary and secondary education, according to U.S. News & World Report. Several of the college’s other graduate programs are also highly ranked nationally. Many members of the College of Education Alumni Board of Directors are graduates of these… Read More »

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club at Michigan State University recently received new equipment thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Leaders used the $12,000 award to purchase four rugby wheelchairs. With these highly specialized chairs, the club was able to start offering rugby and even begin a competitive travel team for the… Read More »

Refugee summer school: Improving opportunities through research partnership

Refugee summer school: Improving opportunities through research partnership

When education researcher Carrie Symons joined the faculty at Michigan State University, she knew she wanted to increase activism in her work. So it didn’t take long before she reached out to the Refugee Development Center (RDC) in Lansing. Leaders of the center—which provides services to nearly 2,400 refugees a year—share her mission: to improve… Read More »

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students and Teachers (TRUST). TRUST, or confianza, reflects a quality that a participating teacher from Chile identified as one that is rapidly disappearing from classrooms and yet key… Read More »

Alumnus & leader Lawrence Sierra passes away

Alumnus & leader Lawrence Sierra passes away

Lawrence Sierra, a former student athlete, three-time alumnus of the College of Education and leader at Michigan State University, passed away on May 6, 2017. Sierra came to MSU as a basketball player, later transitioning to soccer, and left with a bachelor’s (1959) and master’s (1960) in Health and Physical Education. He also obtained a… Read More »

Schneider receives honorary degree in Finland

Michigan State University’s Barbara Schneider, a John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki this spring. She is the only education scholar among more than 20 individuals from around the world being conferred with the honors this year by Finland’s oldest and largest higher education institution. Fellow… Read More »

MSU receives $1M grant to build work-related skills for youth with autism

MSU receives $1M grant to build work-related skills for youth with autism

Michigan State University has received a $1.4 million grant to expand a work-related social skills training program for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. While efforts are growing to help youth with autism improve social skills, few programs focus specifically on teaching the skills needed to get and keep jobs. A pilot program… Read More »

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Ernest Morrell, an education researcher known for empowering change for young people through today’s classrooms, will speak to spring 2017 graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education on May 7, 2017. Morrell is the Macy Professor of Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University… Read More »