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Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

July 10, 2014
Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym. New Michigan State University research shows that students who were members of the recreational sports and fitness centers on MSU’s campus during their...
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PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

June 25, 2014
PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

Julie Nurnberger-Haag, a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET), has been awarded a 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Nurnberger-Haag was chosen—amidst hundreds of applications—to be one of 30 receiving a $25,000 award to write her dissertation about student learning of negative numbers. The fellowship is designed to support those whose dissertations show potential for...
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Public oversight improves test scores in voucher schools

June 11, 2014
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...
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, CEPSE, Certification, CITE PhD Program, College News, Educational Administration, Educational Policy Center, K-12 Administration, Research, Teacher Education |

Doctoral student earns AERA grant

June 10, 2014
Doctoral student earns AERA grant

Justina Judy, a PhD candidate in the Educational Policy program at Michigan State University, has received a dissertation grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Judy is the second MSU doctoral student this year to earn the prestigious award, which amounts to $20,000 and exclusive professional development experiences with fellow scholars. Each year,...
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Researchers win grants from William T. Grant Foundation

May 15, 2014
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...
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, CEPSE, CITE PhD Program, College News, Development, Educational Administration, HALE, HALE Center, Masters in HALE, Masters in Student Affairs Administration, Other News, Outreach, PhD in HALE, Research, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Preparation |

Cyber buddy is better than ‘no buddy’

April 23, 2014
Cyber buddy is better than ‘no buddy’

A Michigan State University researcher is looking to give exercise enthusiasts the extra nudge they need during a workout and her latest research shows that a cyber buddy can help. The study, which appears in the Games for Health Journal, is the first to indicate that although a human partner is still a better...
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