Category Archives: College News

Michigan State to help develop Next Generation science assessments

Michigan State University is one of four leading research institutions that have been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new system of classroom assessments that aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The four-year, collaborative grant was awarded to MSU, the University of Illinois at Chicago, SRI… Read More »

Science leader network launches at MSU

Michigan State University hosted the first meeting of MI Sci, a new learning community for science education leaders across the state, at the Kellogg Center on Jan. 15. The group, which will hold monthly, mostly virtual meetings, was established to raise the level of communication and collaboration among PK-12 and college educators responsible for developing… Read More »

Wilson elected to National Academy

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Suzanne Wilson has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Wilson was among 14 new members announced for 2014. Also on the list is James Spillane, a 1993 graduate of the Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy doctoral program… Read More »

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Michigan State University College of Education researchers and partners have created an innovative approach for teaching students about genetics—and helping them gain skills for in-demand science and technology jobs. The project recently gained attention from federal legislators, who visited participating schools in Michigan and Texas to learn how STEMGenetics is giving students an early advantage… Read More »

Alumnus appointed president of UW System

Michigan State University College of Education alumnus Raymond (Ray) W. Cross, has been appointed the seventh president of the University of Wisconsin System. Since 2011, Cross has served as chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, and his responsibilities included academic, development, administrative and financial aspects of both institutions. Cross was appointed… Read More »

‘Hip-hop’ students unfairly targeted, study finds

Black and Latino “hip-hop” students are disproportionately punished in urban schools, finds a two-year study that sheds light on some of the unfair disciplinary practices newly targeted by the Obama administration. Muhammad Khalifa, a Michigan State University assistant professor of education, found that students who identified with hip-hop culture were often removed from school because… Read More »