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Are urban black males shortchanged in schools?

Are urban black males shortchanged in schools?

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a new study by a Michigan State University education scholar. Chezare Warren interviewed 18 former students of Nabur High School, an all-male, college-prep in Chicago that rose to… Read More »

Expanding college access is the focus of new book

Expanding college access is the focus of new book

Terry Flennaugh is a co-editor and author of a new book on strategies and programs that can help improve college access for students from urban communities. The book, “Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do,” is a detailed case study on the VIP Scholars program at the University of California, Los… Read More »

Three programs ranked #1 in nation

The Michigan State University College of Education now has three graduate programs ranked No. 1 in the nation: elementary education, secondary education and rehabilitation counseling! According to the latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today, this is the 21st consecutive year that both elementary and secondary education have held the… Read More »

Renn to receive Contribution to Knowledge Award

Renn to receive Contribution to Knowledge Award

Kristen Renn will be honored for her body of scholarship by ACPA College Student Educators International at the organization’s national convention this week. Renn will receive the 2015 Contribution to Knowledge Award. A professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE), Renn studies student diversity, equity and success. Currently, she is co-principal investigator of the… Read More »

The Power of Endowed Faculty

The Power of Endowed Faculty

The Erickson legacy When W. Bruce Erickson created an endowed faculty chair at Michigan State University, he knew putting additional funds in the hands of faculty would empower bold ideas. Growing up the son of former Dean Clifford Erickson, he recognized the quality of the research and teaching in the College of Education. And he… Read More »

Homecoming: Meet MSU’s first starting black quarterback

Homecoming: Meet MSU’s first starting black quarterback

College of Education alumnus Jimmy Raye, MSU’s first starting black quarterback, will be on campus this week in honor of Homecoming festivities and Project 60/50. Raye will be featured during a special meet-and-greet event from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes. Raye was one of the… Read More »

New book on women and higher education

New book on women and higher education

Focusing on the education of women throughout the world—especially women-only universities and other institutions—Kristen Renn’s newest publication is hitting shelves this month. Renn, a professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) in the Department of Educational Administration, traveled to 13 colleges and universities in 10 countries around the world to study women and education.… Read More »

Teacher education department names new chairperson

Teacher education department names new chairperson

Nationally-known social studies scholar Margaret Crocco was recently named chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She had previously served as a visiting scholar at the College of Education, and her appointment as chairperson began on May 16. Most recently, Crocco was professor and dean of the College of Education at… Read More »

Researchers win grants from William T. Grant Foundation

Researchers win grants from William T. Grant Foundation

Michigan State University education researchers will lead two new projects funded by grants from the William T. Grant Foundation. Each of the six research grants announced by the foundation this month will further understanding of everyday youth settings and the use of research evidence in the policies and practices that affect youth. MSU Professor Ken… Read More »

Edwards to receive award

Edwards to receive award

Department of Teacher Education literacy expert Patricia Edwards will receive the 2014 International Reading Association (IRA) Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading award at the association’s upcoming annual conference. The award is given to outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses, and is given to those actively engaged in teacher… Read More »