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Supporting financially strapped engineering students

Supporting financially strapped engineering students

A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will help second- and third-year engineering students with financial needs continue on their paths to graduation. Attracting talented students into science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM disciplines, does little good if financial strains derail a student’s plans midway to graduation. The NSF grant to the Michigan… Read More »

Grand Awards honors college alumni

Grand Awards honors college alumni

Several College of Education alumni were among those honored at the annual Michigan State University Grand Awards on Oct. 13. Of the 16 university alumni who were honored, four were from the MSU College of Education. Kathryn, B. ’58 (Elementary Education), and Michael Bosco, B.  ’57 (Social Science), received an Alumni Service Award. They were among… Read More »

Gonzales receives NSF INCLUDES grant

Gonzales receives NSF INCLUDES grant

College of Education researcher Leslie Gonzales has received one of the first grants from NSF INCLUDES, a new National Science Foundation initiative aimed at increasing participation in the STEM fields. Gonzales, assistant professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) at Michigan State University, is one of four principal investigators of a multi-university collaboration that… Read More »

MSU launches school-to-work program for youth with disabilities

MSU launches school-to-work program for youth with disabilities

Starting this fall, Michigan State University is helping young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for the workplace through a new on-campus internship program. Spartan Project SEARCH combines a successful international program with the expertise of MSU researchers and partners committed to improving outcomes for students during a time when many fall behind—the transition… Read More »

Exploring the impact of principal evaluation

Exploring the impact of principal evaluation

In most states, the policies intended to hold educators accountable for their performance now include a critical person in schools: the principal. But so far, we know very little about how those policies influence how school leaders work—and ultimately how students learn. Michigan State University faculty member Madeline Mavrogordato is part of a national research… Read More »

Schneider gives Ed-Talk on college transition

Michigan State University scholar Barbara Schneider is featured as one of 31 “Ed-Talk” videos released this month by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The videos are designed to convey key research findings on important education issues. Schneider discusses strategies to decrease the number of low-income and minority high school students who enroll in colleges… Read More »

MSU joins national effort to expand computer science education

MSU joins national effort to expand computer science education

Michigan State University is taking steps to support President Obama’s goal of expanding computer science education across the nation. Today, the MSU College of Education is among more than 200 organizations being recognized by the White House during a summit on Computer Science for All (#CSforAll). The event marks progress on the initiative since the… Read More »

Austin appointed associate dean for research

Austin appointed associate dean for research

For more than 25 years, Ann E. Austin has been teaching and conducting research at Michigan State University—and beginning Oct. 1, 2016, she will step into her newest role: associate dean for research in the College of Education. Her duties will include supporting the research mission of the college, especially in dedicated priority areas: urban and global… Read More »

National education reformers target local school boards

National education reformers target local school boards

Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. Take, for example, Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow and a California resident who has funneled… Read More »

Are urban black males shortchanged in schools?

Are urban black males shortchanged in schools?

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a new study by a Michigan State University education scholar. Chezare Warren interviewed 18 former students of Nabur High School, an all-male, college-prep in Chicago that rose to… Read More »