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High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

September 9, 2014
High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach. So finds a Michigan State University education scholar – and former high school teacher...
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Posted in Academics, CITE PhD Program, College News, Educational Policy Center, Elementary Education, Global Educators Cohort Program, K-12 Outreach, Master of Arts in Literacy Instruction, Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum, Research, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Preparation, Urban Educators Cohort Program |

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

September 9, 2014
Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing...
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Posted in Academics, Center for Physical Activity and Health, In The News, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, K-12 Outreach, Kinesiology, Office of International Studies in Education, Research |

New book on women and higher education

August 29, 2014
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...
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Posted in Academics, College News, Global Educators Cohort Program, HALE, HALE Center, Office of International Studies in Education, Research |

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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Posted in Academics, Alumni, Center for Physical Activity and Health, College News, Elementary Education, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, Kinesiology, Other News, Research, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Preparation |

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 |

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