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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 »

Paine named assistant dean for international studies

Professor Lynn Paine is now leading the Michigan State University College of Education’s efforts to promote international study and engagement. Paine, a distinguished scholar and teacher educator, became assistant dean for international studies on Aug. 16, 2015. She oversees the Office of International Studies in Education (OISE), which facilitates a range of internationally focused programs… Read More »

MSU study to examine education in developing countries

Michigan State University researcher Amita Chudgar is leading an effort to better understand why students in developing countries don’t attend and stay in school. Chudgar received a $200,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study the home and community life of youth in India, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It will be the first in-depth… Read More »