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MSU scholars named among top national influencers

MSU scholars named among top national influencers

Four Michigan State University faculty members were named today on a national list of scholars recognized for having the greatest influence on public debates about education. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings are published each year by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute in his Education Week blog, Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU). This year’s… Read More »

Floden appointed as dean of College of Education

Floden appointed as dean of College of Education

Update: On Oct. 4, 2016, MSU Provost June Pierce Youatt accepted the recommendation from the College of Education Faculty Advisory Committee to regularize the appointment of Dean Robert E. Floden. In her letter to the college, she wrote: “I have great confidence in his ability to work with the staff, faculty and students of the… Read More »

MSU to help train school leaders in Azerbaijan

MSU to help train school leaders in Azerbaijan

Michigan State University has partnered with a growing university in Azerbaijan to improve training for that nation’s education leaders. The ADA University (formerly Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy) plans to offer its first master’s degrees in K-12 and higher education administration starting in fall 2016. Scholars from the MSU College of Education are using a $2.5 million… Read More »

Education influencers: Six from MSU make national list

Education influencers: Six from MSU make national list

Six Michigan State University faculty members were named today on a national list of scholars recognized for having the greatest influence on public debates about education. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings are published each year by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute in his Education Week blog, Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU). This year’s… Read More »

No. 1 for 20 years!

No. 1 for 20 years!

For a solid two decades now, Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education! According to the latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today, the MSU College of Education has been considered the best place to study elementary and secondary education… Read More »

Six MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking

Six MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking

Education Week blogger Rick Hess has named six Michigan State University faculty members to the Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, an annual listing of scholars known for making significant contributions to national debates in education. MSU Education Policy Center co-director William Schmidt has been ranked at No. 58, and Hannah Distinguished Professor Barbara Schneider has been… Read More »

College of Education wins Niagara award

College of Education wins Niagara award

The College of Education at Michigan State University has received the 2013 Niagara Award in Education. Each year, the Niagara Foundation-Michigan publicly recognizes individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves in their profession and contributed time, energy and leadership in the areas of education, community service, peace, leadership or media. The nominations for the Niagara… Read More »

Heller co-edits new book

Heller co-edits new book

Student financing in higher education is the topic of a new book co-edited by Michigan State University College of Education Dean Donald Heller. By examining financial aid trends in different parts of the world, Heller and co-editor Claire Callender contribute to an understanding of how these global trends affect student financial aid costs. The text… Read More »

Statement on NCTQ Teacher Prep Review

Statement on NCTQ Teacher Prep Review

We appreciate the interest of the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) and U.S. News & World Report in assessing teacher preparation programs, and we agree that not all teacher education programs around the country are high quality. Scrutiny of the teacher education field is well-deserved, and we are not adverse to feedback that leads… Read More »

Little proof that federal aid raises college prices

Little proof that federal aid raises college prices

Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University, argues there is scant evidence of a relationship between changes in federal student aid and tuition increases. In a new monograph, Does Federal Financial Aid Drive Up College Prices?, he examines research on the so-called Bennett Hypothesis, which suggests that the availability… Read More »