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Emergency manager law poorly designed for school improvement, study finds

October 30, 2012
Emergency manager law poorly designed for school improvement, study finds

Michigan’s emergency manager law gives individuals sweeping power over financially troubled public school districts. But in a new study┬áMichigan State University researchers say the law does not address student learning and could even hurt academic performance in high-need communities. The Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act grants governor-appointed emergency managers all powers...
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Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

October 26, 2012
Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Science Board was formed to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound. Members, who include researchers, scientists and physicians, advise the council on...
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HALE professor takes lead role in AAU project to improve STEM education

October 23, 2012
HALE professor takes lead role in AAU project to improve STEM education

A Michigan State University faculty member is taking a lead role in a national initiative designed to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the STEM fields. James Fairweather, a professor of higher, adult and lifelong education, will serve as co-principal investigator of the Association of American...
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Michigan Merit Curriculum gives small boost to best students, with negative or no impact on lower achievers

October 22, 2012
Michigan Merit Curriculum gives small boost to best students, with negative or no impact on lower achievers

The class of 2011, the first group of students exposed to the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) for their entire high school careers, saw mixed results. The introduction of the MMC reduced graduation rates slightly for students who entered high school with weak academic skills. For those who entered with strong skills, there was no...
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Professor shares national award for afterschool program

October 19, 2012
Professor shares national award for afterschool program

A long-standing afterschool program created by Michigan State University has been honored as having one of the nation’s most innovative approaches for helping middle school students succeed. GET City (Green Energy Technologies in the City) received a 2012 Afterschool Innovator Award presented on Oct. 18 by the Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation during a...
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Beyond Bieber: Twitter redefines student learning

October 17, 2012
Beyond Bieber: Twitter redefines student learning

Twitter, best known as the 140-character social-networking site where Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga chit-chat with fans, has become a new literary format that is improving student learning, a new study argues. Christine Greenhow, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE) in the MSU College of Education, found...
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