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New book explores impact of education accountability systems

March 27, 2013
New book explores impact of education accountability systems

Driven by test-based accountability, schools are awash in data.  These new accountability systems have forced educators to respond to policy in ways they have not before. To understand the extent of these changes, we must look across the K-12 educational system and into the expanding field of for- and non-profit educational reformers. A new...
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Posted in College News, Educational Administration, K-12 Outreach, Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum, Other News, Research, Teacher Education |

How school report cards can backfire

March 25, 2013
How school report cards can backfire

In the wake of President Obama’s “college scorecard,” new research finds that government attempts to grade educational institutions can backfire when done for political or policy purposes. Rebecca Jacobsen of Michigan State University studied the effects of publicizing performance data for K-12 schools, which was mandated by No Child Left Behind in 2001. While...
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, CEPSE, Certification, CITE PhD Program, College News, Educational Administration, Educational Policy Center, Elementary Education, K-12 Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum, Research, Secondary Education, Teacher Education |

B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge

March 18, 2013
B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge

This March, SPARTANS WILL. Through April 9, MSU’s College of Education is competing in the B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge – and we need your help to win! For the college to become #1 in the Big 10 among colleges of education for Facebook likes, simply give the college some thumbs-up love on...
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Posted in Alumni, CEPSE, College News, Educational Administration, Global Educators Cohort Program, K-12 Administration, K-12 Outreach, Kinesiology, Other News, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Urban Educators Cohort Program |

New book delves into history, issues of elementary social studies

March 15, 2013
New book delves into history, issues of elementary social studies

At its core, social studies seek to enforce a democratized citizenry. It embodies social responsibility, and the subject plays a vital role in U.S. classrooms. But there are challenges for social studies education, including deep divisions among theorists and practitioners, confused goals and cross-purposes. Social studies at the elementary level faces the additional challenges...
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, College News, Elementary Education, Other News, Research, Secondary Education |

Boosting physical activity among kids

March 8, 2013
Boosting physical activity among kids

A federal panel that includes a Michigan State University fitness expert today released a new report with recommendations to get American children active and healthy. Karin Pfeiffer, MSU associate professor of kinesiology, helped craft the recommendations as a member of the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Prepared by a...
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, Center for Physical Activity and Health, College News, Kinesiology, Outreach, Research |

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