Tag Archives: policy

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 »

MSU launches education policy blog

Scholars from the College of Education at Michigan State University have launched a new blog to share research-based insights on today’s policy issues in K-12 and higher education. The Green & Write blog provides a forum for faculty members to share perspectives, grounded in some of the best education research available, with a broader audience.… Read More »

Peters co-authors book on social policy

A new edition of a book on social policy has come at a “critical hour,” according to Bernard Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont. The book, “The Assault on Social Policy, Second Edition,” is co-authored by Susan J. Peters, professor emeritus at Michigan State University’s College of Education. Published by Columbia University Press, the second edition… Read More »

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 »

MSU helps state’s lowest-peforming schools improve

Michigan State University helped the state’s lowest performing schools achieve successful gains in the past year, as shown by this week’s release of the Top-to-Bottom Ranking and School Accountability Scorecards. According to the Michigan Department of Education, more than one-third of Michigan’s 2013 Priority schools improved enough to be removed from the list of lowest-performing… Read More »

Public oversight improves test scores in voucher schools

Requiring private schools that receive public money to report student test scores improves academic achievement and ultimately enhances school choice, a Michigan State University scholar argues. In a pioneering study, Joshua Cowen and colleagues found that voucher schools in Milwaukee saw a large jump in math and reading scores the year after a new law… Read More »