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Carter Andrews selected for national award

Carter Andrews selected for national award

Named for helping preservice teachers develop culturally-responsive practices, Department of Teacher Education associate professor Dorinda Carter Andrews has been selected to receive the 2013-2014 Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leader award. Given each fall, the award honors up-and-coming professionals under 40 whose contributions to education have made significant differences. The award recognizes change agents, innovators and… Read More »

Alumnus joins MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Alumnus joins MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Henry “Hank” Bullough, BA 1956 (Physical Education), was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony on Sept. 12, 2013, at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre. Bullough — along with hockey superstars Ryan and Kip Miller, men’s basketball champion Morris Peterson, and volleyball leader and All-American Jenna Wrobel — … Read More »

Bilingual education has spillover effect

Bilingual education has spillover effect

Bilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they’re not designed for, suggests a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar. Texas elementary students who speak English as their home language and were enrolled in schools with bilingual education programs performed much better on state math and reading tests than… Read More »

MSU launches school improvement website for educators

MSU launches school improvement website for educators

Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach, as part of the state program for Title l Priority and Focus schools and districts, has launched MI Toolkit, a new website to help educators in these schools improve teaching and learning. MI Toolkit is one of the ongoing projects of the Office of K-12 Outreach in partnership with… Read More »

Fine wins national award for brain research

Fine wins national award for brain research

Assistant professor of school psychology Jodene Fine has received a Blue Ribbon award from the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 40, for her research on brain differences in children with nonverbal learning disabilities. Div. 40, which focuses on clinical neuropsychology, is the largest division of APA. The authors of just three Div. 40 abstract submissions… Read More »

Spartans: Help Fill the Bus!

Spartans: Help Fill the Bus!

Through Wednesday, the MSU community is being asked to make small contributions to create a large impact through its annual Fill the Bus campaign. The College of Education is participating in the annual university-wide collection of items that will be donated to organizations and schools throughout Greater Lansing. To help serve families in need, share… Read More »

Heller co-edits new book

Heller co-edits new book

Student financing in higher education is the topic of a new book co-edited by Michigan State University College of Education Dean Donald Heller. By examining financial aid trends in different parts of the world, Heller and co-editor Claire Callender contribute to an understanding of how these global trends affect student financial aid costs. The text… Read More »

MSU researchers partner with Racquet Up Detroit

MSU researchers partner with Racquet Up Detroit

Three years ago, a new youth development program took root in Detroit. As part of a national network of related programs, Racquet Up Detroit uses the sport of squash in combination with academic and service activities to help students achieve success in their lives. Since the beginning, the literacy curriculum for the out-of-school program has been… Read More »

Alumni receive national science teaching fellowships

Alumni receive national science teaching fellowships

Three graduates of the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University were recently selected to receive Teaching Fellowships from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a prestigious national honor for beginning mathematics and science teachers. A total of 35 fellows were selected from across the country for 2013. Over five years, KSTF Fellows receive significant… Read More »

New graduate certificate to prepare educators for 21st century learning

New graduate certificate to prepare educators for 21st century learning

The College of Education at Michigan State University now offers the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, which prepares individuals to design and teach online courses. The certificate program is housed within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE), and meets a critical job market demand for online teachers across the state… Read More »