Category Archives: Research

Study finds zero tolerance ineffective in schools

Zero tolerance in schools is failing to make students feel safe, two Michigan State researchers argue in a new study. The policy has become plagued by inconsistent enforcement and inadequate security. Read more.

MSU, U-M to study major Michigan education reforms

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University – in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education – will use a five-year, $5.9 million grant to assess two education reforms designed to promote college attendance and workplace success. U-M’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy received the grant from the U.S. Department… Read More »

Kristin Phillips wins Gail P. Kelly dissertation award

Kristin Phillips, Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education has been awarded the Gail P. Kelly Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Comparative Education in 2009. The Kelly Award is conferred on a doctoral dissertation that manifests academic excellence, originally, methodological, theoretical, and empirical rigor, and that addresses social justice and equity issues in an… Read More »

NSF awards grant to Teresa Tatto and colleagues

Maria Teresa Tatto and her colleagues — Jack Schwille, Amita Chudgar, Mark Reckase, Sandra Crespo, Raven McCrory, and Tenko Raykor — have received a NSF grant to begin research on The First Five Years of Mathematics Teaching. The study investigates novice teachers’ (with 0-5 years experience) development of mathematical knowledge for teaching and the influence… Read More »