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Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools—an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at Michigan State University, and Dorothy Hines-Datiri, assistant professor at the University of Kansas and former doctoral student at MSU, cite various examples… Read More »

Ratan recognized at All-University Awards

Ratan recognized at All-University Awards

Assistant Professor Rabindra “Robby” Ratan received a Teacher-Scholar Award from the university on Feb. 7, 2017. He is an affiliate assistant professor in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) program in the College of Education, and part of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Ratan was one of six Michigan State University faculty members… Read More »

Doctoral students earn Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Doctoral students earn Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Two doctoral students in the College of Education will receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 7, 2017. Anthony Delli Paoli, who is concentrating his studies on Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity, and Davena Jackson, in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program, will receive their honors during the annual All-University Awards. The 2017 Excellence-in-Teaching… Read More »

Schwille pens book on international education at MSU

Schwille pens book on international education at MSU

John “Jack” Schwille, professor emeritus and former assistant dean for international studies in education, has written an in-depth book about internationalization in the Michigan State University College of Education over several decades. “Internationalizing a School of Education: Integration and Infusion in Practice” details the “integration and infusion” approach that Schwille and other colleagues took to step… Read More »

Remembering professor, alumnus Glenn Berkheimer

Remembering professor, alumnus Glenn Berkheimer

Alumnus and former Professor Glenn D. Berkheimer passed away recently. He was 90 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Berkheimer earned an Ed.D. in 1966 in curriculum before joining the Michigan State University faculty, with joint appointments in the College of Education and a university unit called the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center. “He took his… Read More »

Santiago receives Exemplary Dissertation Award

Santiago receives Exemplary Dissertation Award

Assistant Professor Maribel Santiago was recently selected to receive the 2016 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Santiago was presented with the award at the NCSS annual conference in December. Written as three separate articles, Santiago’s dissertation examines how U.S. history classrooms perceive Mexican American contributions, challenging… Read More »

Cooper receives honorary doctorate

Cooper receives honorary doctorate

In early December 2016, Professor Melanie Cooper was awarded an honorary doctorate during the University of South Florida (USF) commencement ceremonies. Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, is a world-renowned chemist and science education pioneer. She was nominated and selected to receive the honorary degree for her professional achievements and contributions to the advancement of… Read More »

Alonzo receives presidential science award

Alonzo receives presidential science award

Associate Professor Alicia Alonzo was among those who recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama. Alonzo’s award was announced—along with 101 other scientists, researchers and educators—on Jan. 9, 2017. The award is the highest bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the… Read More »

Three MSU ed scholars named top influencers

Three MSU ed scholars named top influencers

This year, the College of Education at Michigan State University is home to three of the nation’s scholars doing the most to influence educational policy and practice. That is according to the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published annually by Rick Hess in his Education Week blog. The top-200 ranking of education scholars is based on… Read More »

College ranks in nation’s top-10 for online master’s programs

College ranks in nation’s top-10 for online master’s programs

For the fourth consecutive year, Michigan State University has moved up in the national rankings for best online master’s degree programs in education. This year, MSU ranked 8th—cracking the top-10 for the first time—according to U.S. News & World Report. That’s up from 23rd back in 2013. Last year, the college was ranked 11th in… Read More »