Category Archives: Outreach tagged with 'book'

Never Give Up: Learning from one teacher’s story of change

Almost 20 years ago, Courtney* was an elementary teacher challenged to improve as part of a Professional Development School partnering with Michigan State University. She started enthusiastic, thoughtful and open to what she could learn from university and school colleagues. Nevertheless, for various reasons, her efforts kept faltering, leaving her frustrated and discouraged. Sharon Schwille, a… Read More »

Expanding college access is the focus of new book

Terry Flennaugh is a co-editor and author of a new book on strategies and programs that can help improve college access for students from urban communities. The book, “Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do,” is a detailed case study on the VIP Scholars program at the University of California, Los… Read More »

Many career options in education, book argues

As many areas of the United States struggle with teacher shortages, a new book is bringing attention to careers not only in teaching, but in many other aspects of education. John Carlson, a professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University, is the co-author of “101 Careers in Education.” He wrote the book… Read More »

Book exposes alarming inequality in U.S. math, science education

American students experience vast differences in content coverage across states, school districts and even from classroom to classroom, according to a new book by University Distinguished Professor of education and statistics William H. Schmidt. Based on decades of research, Schmidt and co-author Curtis C. McKnight illustrate how unequal opportunities to learn mathematics and science are… Read More »

MSU scholar edits timely volume on Assessing Teacher Quality

Many policymakers have been promoting reforms that attempt to hold teachers accountable for producing gains in student achievement. But test-based accountability alone cannot solve our most challenging educational problems. The authors of a new volume on the topic, Assessing Teacher Quality: Understanding Teacher Effects on Instruction and Achievement, include several researchers affiliated with the Michigan… Read More »