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MSU scholars named top education influencers

MSU scholars named top education influencers

Michigan State University is home to several of the nation’s scholars known for their influence in educational policy and practice. This is according to the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, by Rick Hess in his Education Week blog. The rankings are selected by a committee of scholars, and are calculated on a number of scores including… Read More »

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project

Michigan State University researchers are providing leadership in a new statewide effort to improve literacy. Tanya Wright helped write the preschool and K-3 Literacy Essentials outlining evidence-based teaching practices that should happen for “every child, in every classroom, every day” to increase proficiency in reading and writing. She and fellow MSU College of Education scholar Laura… Read More »

Venzant Chambers appointed to national, local leadership roles

Venzant Chambers appointed to national, local leadership roles

Michigan State University scholar Terah Venzant Chambers is poised to enact educational change on a national and local level after appointments to two leadership positions. In a national capacity, she was appointed president-elect for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) in November. Venzant Chambers will oversee the planning and development for the organization’s annual leadership… Read More »

International collaboration connects Argentinian, local educators

International collaboration connects Argentinian, local educators

Michigan State University welcomed 25 educators and administrators from Argentina as part of an international professional development collaboration in October. The College of Education was one of six institutions across the U.S. awarded funding for the Argentina Educators Training Program (AETP), which welcomed a cohort to engage in a series of seminars, mentoring and civic… Read More »

MSU scholars aim to improve computer science in Michigan

MSU scholars aim to improve computer science in Michigan

A team of scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education will develop new methods to enhance computer science education in schools. The collaboration, called CT4EDU, is funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The CT4EDU team will work directly with a Michigan school district to implement curriculum changes, focusing… Read More »

MSU ranks among best globally for education

MSU ranks among best globally for education

Michigan State University’s education programs have been ranked among the best in the world. Times Higher Education today ranked MSU #10 in its first-ever ranking of global institutions that offer education as a subject. “The MSU College of Education is a world leader in research to improve the education and well-being of teachers and learners… Read More »

When Pre-K Comes to School: New book from MSU researcher

When Pre-K Comes to School: New book from MSU researcher

Partnerships between school districts and early childhood sites are growing as a way to provide publicly funded pre-kindergarden in many states. But the model is more complicated than we might think, argues Michigan State University researcher Bethany Wilinski. Wilinski studied how some of these partnerships are playing out in Wisconsin through the eyes of three… Read More »

From believing to success: True stories of urban-dwelling youth of color

From believing to success: True stories of urban-dwelling youth of color

“We believe.” It’s part of the mantra at the Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men in Chicago, Ill.—and it’s the backbone of a new book set to be published in September 2017 by Michigan State University Assistant Professor Chezare Warren. “Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago’s South Side to Success in Higher… Read More »

Student education organization awarded for excellence

Student education organization awarded for excellence

Michigan State University has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Student Affiliate Excellence Award. Founded in 2012, the award honors NCTE student affiliates that meet high standards of performance. This is the first time the MSU student affiliate has won this award. “The award is… Read More »