Education Policy Center Edition

MSU ranks among best globally for education

MSU ranks among best globally for education

Michigan State University’s education programs have been ranked among the best in the world. Times Higher Education today ranked MSU #10 in its first-ever ranking of global institutions that offer education as a subject. “The MSU College of Education is a world leader in research to improve the education and well-being of teachers and learners… Read More »

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 »

When Pre-K Comes to School: New book from MSU researcher

When Pre-K Comes to School: New book from MSU researcher

Partnerships between school districts and early childhood sites are growing as a way to provide publicly funded pre-kindergarden in many states. But the model is more complicated than we might think, argues Michigan State University researcher Bethany Wilinski. Wilinski studied how some of these partnerships are playing out in Wisconsin through the eyes of three… Read More »

From believing to success: True stories of urban-dwelling youth of color

From believing to success: True stories of urban-dwelling youth of color

“We believe.” It’s part of the mantra at the Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men in Chicago, Ill.—and it’s the backbone of a new book set to be published in September 2017 by Michigan State University Assistant Professor Chezare Warren. “Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago’s South Side to Success in Higher… 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 »

Michigan made: Grant to help integrate computation in science classes

Michigan made: Grant to help integrate computation in science classes

The 21st-century scientific world revolves around computation. Yet, teaching students to use a computer to solve, simulate or visualize science problems is glaringly absent from many high school science courses. Four Michigan State University scientists, led by a physics education researcher, are setting out to change that. They will use a three-year, $1.2 million National… Read More »

Is teacher burnout contagious?

Is teacher burnout contagious?

Burnout among young teachers appears to be contagious, indicates a new study led by Michigan State University education scholars. The study found a significant link between burnout among early-career teachers and exposure to both a school-wide culture of burnout and burnout among the young teachers’ closest circle of colleagues. Surprisingly, the link was stronger to… Read More »

App could help make teaching more equitable

App could help make teaching more equitable

A Michigan State University researcher is developing a web application that will help educators make their teaching practices more equitable using data from their own classrooms. Niral Shah, assistant professor of teacher education, will be working with teachers using this tool through research funded by a new fellowship. In May, Shah was chosen as a… Read More »

International conference connects scholars, begins dialogue

International conference connects scholars, begins dialogue

Scholars from around the world gathered at Michigan State University in June 2017 to explore education’s role in an increasingly connected and diverse world. The Office of International Studies in Education planned the first-time conference, called “Addressing inequalities, mobility and dislocation: Insights from international and domestic research and practice.” Participants came from 13 countries, 22… Read More »