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Undergraduates honored for outstanding research

Undergraduates honored for outstanding research

Eight undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2017 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 7, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. Students presented work in a variety of categories—from engineering to… Read More »

Alumni earn prestigious education honors

Alumni earn prestigious education honors

Three Michigan State University College of Education alumni were recently recognized for their outstanding teaching in mathematics and science. All three alumni are based in Michigan. They were honored by President Barack Obama in September, along with 210 other educators, with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Since its… Read More »

Plight of Michigan’s homeless students deserves attention

Plight of Michigan’s homeless students deserves attention

More than 18,000 homeless students in Michigan perform far worse in school than peers who face other forms of disadvantage, according to research from a Michigan State University education scholar. Joshua Cowen says his analysis shines a spotlight on a vulnerable population of children that deserves more attention. “With all the emphasis on improving education… Read More »

National education advocate to speak at commencement

National education advocate to speak at commencement

Kati Haycock, chief executive officer of The Education Trust, will speak to spring 2016 graduates of the College of Education during the Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony, starting at 4:00 p.m. May 8 at the Breslin Center. The Education Trust is one the nation’s leading advocacy organizations working to close gaps and promote high achievement for all… Read More »

A match for future teachers

A match for future teachers

Using Crowdpower—an online giving forum—student leaders from the Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP) are hoping to raise $3,000 to create study abroad scholarships. Margo Glew, coordinator of the GECP, has given their efforts a boost with a $1,000 challenge gift to match contributions to the fund up to $1,000. At press time, the effort was… Read More »

Scholarship recipients to help meet state demand for autism services

Scholarship recipients to help meet state demand for autism services

Ten students from across the state have received full scholarships for the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at Michigan State University. These scholarships will see recipients through courses in which they will learn how to design, implement and supervise behavior analytic programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities. At the end of their studies,… Read More »

Scholarships for applied behavior analysis program available

Full scholarships for a graduate certificate from the College of Education’s applied behavior analysis program are now available. The program prepares students who are interested in becoming practitioners in using behavior analysis to solve problems of human importance. The applied behavior analysis program includes six courses completed over two academic years in which students will… Read More »

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the… Read More »

Cowen named assistant editor of policy journal

Cowen named assistant editor of policy journal

Joshua Cowen, associate professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was appointed to be an associate editor of Education Finance and Policy, the official journal of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). The journal covers a variety of topics, including policy implications, scholarly basis and operational practices. Its main goal is to… Read More »

Remembering August “Jerry” Benson, former MSU faculty, alumnus

Remembering August “Jerry” Benson, former MSU faculty, alumnus

August “Jerry” Benson, a former Michigan State University associate professor, advisor and alumnus, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2011. He was 94. Benson’s career at MSU spanned from 1964-83. He earned his master’s degree (’59) and Ph.D. (’69) from the MSU College of Education. According to family, Benson was a proud Spartan fan and a goodwill ambassador for MSU. He was… Read More »