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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 »

Floden elected to AACTE board

Robert E. Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing finances and setting policy for AACTE, the nation’s leading organization on educator preparation. Floden was elected by… 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 »

MSU plays key role in new Michigan science standards

Michigan State University faculty members played a key role in developing the new K-12 science standards approved by the State Board of Education on Tuesday. Joe Krajcik and Melanie Cooper, both Lappan-Phillips Professors of Science Education at MSU, were lead writers of the Next Generation Science Standards, which have now been adopted by 17 states… Read More »

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 »