Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Doctoral Program Edition

Refugee summer school: Improving opportunities through research partnership

Refugee summer school: Improving opportunities through research partnership

When education researcher Carrie Symons joined the faculty at Michigan State University, she knew she wanted to increase activism in her work. So it didn’t take long before she reached out to the Refugee Development Center (RDC) in Lansing. Leaders of the center—which provides services to nearly 2,400 refugees a year—share her mission: to improve… Read More »

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students and Teachers (TRUST). TRUST, or confianza, reflects a quality that a participating teacher from Chile identified as one that is rapidly disappearing from classrooms and yet key… Read More »

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Ernest Morrell, an education researcher known for empowering change for young people through today’s classrooms, will speak to spring 2017 graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education on May 7, 2017. Morrell is the Macy Professor of Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University… Read More »

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of U.S. education

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of U.S. education

As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public—and viral—new research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system. In a trio of studies, Michigan State University education expert Alyssa Hadley Dunn and colleagues examined the relatively new phenomenon of teachers… Read More »

Strong as #1 … Extraordinary Together

Strong as #1 … Extraordinary Together

With eight programs ranked in the top-10 in their respective fields, the College of Education at Michigan State University collectively represents one of the nation’s very best places to pursue advanced study in education. Once again this year, according to U.S. News & World Report, the college is ranked No. 1 in three of those… Read More »

Doctoral students honored for leadership

Doctoral students honored for leadership

Three doctoral students in the Michigan State University College of Education received a 2016-17 COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award on Feb. 15, 2017. COGS—the Council of Graduate Students at MSU—presents the awards to students in the Graduate School who have demonstrated leadership in their fields on a local, state, regional, national and/or international level while enrolled as a… Read More »

English learners treated differently depending on where they go to school

English learners treated differently depending on where they go to school

As the number of English learners continues to grow across the nation, new research indicates these students are being treated differently depending on where they go to school. Michigan State University researchers found that schools in Texas—second only to California in total number of English learners—vary widely in how they determine if students should be… Read More »

Crespo receives Outstanding Faculty honor

Crespo receives Outstanding Faculty honor

Michigan State University honored Professor Sandra Crespo with the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award at the annual All-University Awards on Feb. 7, 2017. Crespo was among 10 MSU faculty members who received the award for their outstanding contributions to research and education. Crespo, a renowned mathematics educator and researcher, is recognized for her work… Read More »

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 »

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 »