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How teens choose their friends

November 15, 2013
How teens choose their friends

It’s a common perception portrayed in movies from “The Breakfast Club” to “Mean Girls.” Teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques such as jocks, geeks and goths. But a national study led by a Michigan State University scholar finds that the courses students take have powerful effects on the friendships they make. The study...
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Michigan Merit Curriculum gives small boost to best students, with negative or no impact on lower achievers

October 22, 2012
Michigan Merit Curriculum gives small boost to best students, with negative or no impact on lower achievers

The class of 2011, the first group of students exposed to the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) for their entire high school careers, saw mixed results. The introduction of the MMC reduced graduation rates slightly for students who entered high school with weak academic skills. For those who entered with strong skills, there was no...
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Researchers explore who benefits from nature tourism

May 30, 2012
Researchers explore who benefits from nature tourism

MSU researchers including College of Education Professor Ken Frank say using nature’s beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China’s valued panda preserves, but it isn’t an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human inhabitants. The policy hitch: Often those who benefit most from nature-based tourism endeavors are people who already...
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Podcast aired on professor’s flipped classroom experience

April 19, 2012
Podcast aired on professor’s flipped classroom experience

Ken Frank of the MSU College of Education is one professor who has caught on to a new trend in hybrid teaching: flipped classrooms. Frank recently spoke with Alex Galarza and Andrea Zellner on MSU’s GradHacker podcast about his support of the breakthough pedagological method. (Cued in at the 19-minute mark.) Zellner is a...
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MSU scholar edits timely volume on Assessing Teacher Quality

December 6, 2011
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...
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Environmental choices and the power of social networks

February 22, 2011
Environmental choices and the power of social networks

The choices an individual makes about environmental issues are affected by family, friends and others in a person’s social network. Michigan State University scientists are studying how to harness the power of social networks to better communicate sustainability science. Ken Frank, professor of measurement and quantitative methods, is one of three speakers participating in...
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