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Cowen finds school of choice participants increased in recent years

Students who participate in Michigan’s increasingly popular schools of choice program are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study is the first to examine who participates in schools of choice, which was established in the mid-1990s and… Read More »

Job services lacking for people with autism, college study finds

As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars. Some 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorder turn 18 years old every year in the United States, and these “transition youth” – shifting… Read More »

Leahy honored as University Distinguished Professor

On June 17, 2015, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees appointed Michael J. Leahy as a University Distinguished Professor. Leahy, a recognized leader in rehabilitation counseling, professional competency research and evidence-baced practices, is one of 10 MSU professors that have been named with the honor this year. University Distinguished Professors have been recognized nationally… Read More »

Greenhow study looks at Facebook, online learning

Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study, Michigan State University’s Christine Greenhow found that high school and college students engaged in vigorous, intelligent debate about scientific issues in a voluntary Facebook forum. Such informal… Read More »

Stroke rehabilitation assessment funded by the Center for Innovation and Research

Researchers from Michigan State University and Sparrow have been awarded $50,000 by the Center for Innovation and Research to study ways to improve stroke rehabilitation. The study, led by Rajiv Ranganathan of the MSU College of Education, will utilize a virtual reality environment to examine if its uses could benefit stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation. “The… Read More »

Schools failing to address biased student discipline

School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students—in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the troubling trend, a Michigan State University scholar argues in a new paper. Muhammad Khalifa set out to collect student discipline information from a handful of large school districts in… Read More »