Tag Archives: Educational administration

HALE grad wins national award for trans* academics study

Erich N. Pitcher broke new ground by completing the first systematic study of trans* academics while a doctoral student in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) program at Michigan State University. Now Pitcher’s research is being recognized as the field’s most outstanding dissertation for 2017 by Division J of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Pitcher,… Read More »

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 »

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 »

National education reformers target local school boards

Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. Take, for example, Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow and a California resident who has funneled… Read More »

Michigan school funding, choice policies hurting local districts, research shows

School districts in Michigan get into financial trouble almost entirely based on factors outside their control, according to a study from Michigan State University. Chief among those factors are declining enrollment, higher shares of special education students and drops in state funding—a matter in the hands of policymakers. And these forces have made the hardships… Read More »

Alumnus to receive honorary degree

Donald W. Maine, a two-time alumnus of the MSU College of Education, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities on May 6, 2016, at the university’s advanced degree commencement ceremony. Maine, B. ’65 (Elementary Education) and M.A. ’71 (Reading Instruction), is most widely recognized for his 27 years of service and leadership to Davenport University.… Read More »