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MSU hosts international math education conference

More than 500 scholars and educators will be at Michigan State University this week for the 37th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American chapter (PME-NA). MSU College of Education faculty members Tonya Bartell and Kristen Bieda were selected to serve as co-chairs of the conference, which runs… Read More »

Marginalized ninth-graders think critically about inequality, political power

How youth of color and poor and working-class youth think about social inequality plays a vital role in their taking action through protests and voting against a political system that does not seem responsive to their interests, a new study indicates. This University of Michigan research captures how marginalized young people—poor and working-class African-American and… Read More »

Making nutrition and fitness a snap for underserved young athletes

Spartan Performance and MSU Extension are looking to help underserved young athletes and schools throughout Michigan. Joey Eisenmann, an assistant professor in exercise physiology and director of Spartan Performance, is working with MSU Extension to train its staff members on new guidelines that will allow them to deliver basic health information, such as healthy eating… Read More »

Failed mission: How schools worsen inequality

Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation’s poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by a Michigan State University education scholar. Unequal access to rigorous mathematics content is widening the gap in performance on a prominent international math literacy test between low- and high-income students, not… Read More »

MSU, Finland partners receive $3.6M grant to study science learning

More students need to feel motivated and excited about learning science if the United States is going to succeed in producing a more scientifically literate workforce. Michigan State University researchers hope to make that happen by testing the best ways to improve learning experiences in high school. The team is using a $3.6 million grant… Read More »

New school evaluation method fails to affect housing prices

The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools – called “value-added” – does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University and Cornell University. Their study, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, is the first to examine how the public release of such data is considered in… Read More »