Tag Archives: CEPSE

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club at Michigan State University recently received new equipment thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Leaders used the $12,000 award to purchase four rugby wheelchairs. With these highly specialized chairs, the club was able to start offering rugby and even begin a competitive travel team for the… Read More »

Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers. University students who were given a rationale for why learning is important from people similar to… Read More »

Spartan Project SEARCH recognized for excellence in inclusion

Spartan Project SEARCH recognized for excellence in inclusion

Spartan Project SEARCH, led by faculty members in the College of Education, was recognized for its growing impact on the community at the annual Excellence in Diversity Awards (EIDA) at Michigan State University.  The initiative, introduced to MSU in fall 2016, helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for the workplace through an on-campus internship… Read More »

MSU joins national effort to expand computer science education

MSU joins national effort to expand computer science education

Michigan State University is taking steps to support President Obama’s goal of expanding computer science education across the nation. Today, the MSU College of Education is among more than 200 organizations being recognized by the White House during a summit on Computer Science for All (#CSforAll). The event marks progress on the initiative since the… Read More »

Second Early Learning Institute to open for children with autism

Second Early Learning Institute to open for children with autism

Michigan State University will launch the second branch of an educational program designed to help young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Early Learning Institute (ELI) will open its second location in Lansing in late August 2016 and plans to serve eight children ages 2-5 with ASD and their families. This is in addition to… Read More »

Reckase wins top career award in educational measurement

Reckase wins top career award in educational measurement

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mark D. Reckase is the recipient of a national career award this week. The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) will present Reckase with the 2016 Career Award at the council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The award honors outstanding scholars whose publications, presentations and professional activities over the span of… Read More »

Mishra to receive Outstanding Faculty Award

Mishra to receive Outstanding Faculty Award

Michigan State University is honoring Professor Punya Mishra with the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. He is among 10 MSU faculty members receiving the award this year for outstanding contributions to research and education. Mishra is a professor of educational technology and has served as director of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program since… Read More »

New school evaluation method fails to affect housing prices

New school evaluation method fails to affect housing prices

The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools – called “value-added” – does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University and Cornell University. Their study, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, is the first to examine how the public release of such data is considered in… Read More »

New program for young children with autism to open at MSU

New program for young children with autism to open at MSU

Michigan State University will launch one of the nation’s first programs to help young children with autism using a combination of one-on-one training sessions and classroom experiences with peers. The Early Learning Institute (ELI) opens for 3- to 4-year old children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) this fall. It is one of the latest collaborative… Read More »

Remembering Irv Lehmann

Remembering Irv Lehmann

The College of Education mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Irvin J. Lehmann, who died on Aug. 12, 2015. He was 87. Lehmann specialized in statistics and educational measurement and was a faculty member at Michigan State University for nearly 50 years. He retired from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE)… Read More »