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Dirkx receives international Hall of Fame honors

Dirkx receives international Hall of Fame honors

Professor John Dirkx was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) Hall of Fame on Nov. 15, 2016. Dirkx was one of 13 inducted for the Class of 2016, which included educators from around the world, the 21st group to be added. “It is a great honor to be inducted into the hall… Read More »

Floden elected to AACTE board

Floden elected to AACTE board

Robert E. Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing finances and setting policy for AACTE, the nation’s leading organization on educator preparation. Floden was elected by… Read More »

$2M NSF grant to help youngest students learn science

$2M NSF grant to help youngest students learn science

It’s often thought that kindergarten is too early to learn science. But with the right approach to teaching, even the youngest students can learn to think and talk like scientists, Michigan State University researchers say. Using a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, MSU scholars plan to help teachers across the nation… Read More »

MSU educators honored at national English teaching conference

MSU educators honored at national English teaching conference

Several people from the Michigan State University College of Education will present or be honored at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual convention this year. Raven Jones Stanbrough, an assistant professor and Detroit-area internship coordinator for the MSU Teacher Preparation Program, is among six being honored with the Early Career Educator of… Read More »

MSU helps Flint students understand diabetes

MSU helps Flint students understand diabetes

Michigan State University will help young people and their families understand what factors put them at risk for disease by expanding a program in the Flint Community Schools and surrounding community. Researchers plan to introduce a science curriculum focused on Type 2 diabetes for all sixth-grade students in the Flint school district this year. The… Read More »

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 »