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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 »

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 »