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Barbara Schneider edits special issue of top social science journal

Barbara Schneider edits special issue of top social science journal

Michigan State University scholar Barbara Schneider is co-editor of the November 2011 edition of The ANNALS, a publication of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The issue focuses on Work, Family and Workplace Flexibility and includes eight papers originally written for a national conference on the topic in Washington, D.C.  last year. Schneider,… Read More »

MSU researchers use $3.6M grant to promote fitness among female youth

MSU researchers use $3.6M grant to promote fitness among female youth

Researchers at Michigan State University have recently been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand a pilot program that promotes fitness among middle school girls. The five-year program, called “Girls on the Move,” is lead by Lorraine Robbins of the MSU College of Nursing. Robbins is assisted by a team of MSU collaborative researchers, including Karin Pfeiffer, assistant professor of… Read More »

MSU researchers help preschoolers get a head start in science

MSU researchers help preschoolers get a head start in science

For the past five years, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Michigan State University has been exploring different ways to spark an interest in science for low-income students. Among the researchers is Christina Schwarz, associate professor of Teacher Education at the MSU College of Education. The $2.6 million research initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, is… Read More »

CEPSE professor Diemer leads study about youth voting behavior

CEPSE professor Diemer leads study about youth voting behavior

In a new study, led by MSU Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education associate professor Matthew Diemer, researchers have discovered new information that may help bridge the gap between low-income youth and voting habits. Diemer and doctoral student Cheng-Hsien Li analyzed data from the Civic and Political Health Survey, which gauged the sociopolitical attitudes of 665 low-income persons less than 25 years of age. From… Read More »

College of Education faculty release study on service to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Michigan

College of Education faculty release study on service to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Michigan

Two Michigan State University professors have completed the first-ever statewide study of how Michigan’s public schools are responding to the fastest-growing developmental disability in the country – Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. Summer Ferreri, an assistant professor, and Sara Bolt, an associate professor, both hold appointments in the MSU College of Education’s Department of Counseling,… Read More »

MSU participates in $1M study to examine early algebra challenges

MSU participates in $1M study to examine early algebra challenges

Schools across the nation are requiring all students to complete algebra by the end of ninth grade, which will potentially increase U.S. competitiveness and level the playing field for minorities and poor students.  However, a team of educational researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Pennsylvania theorize that this phenomenon could have some negative consequences.… Read More »

Teacher Effects in Early Grades

The effects teachers have on student achievement have been of great interest to education researchers and policy makes the last four decades. A recent study by Spyros Konstantopoulos, an associate professor of education at MSU, examined the persistence of teacher effects in early grades using several years of statewide data from Tennessee’s Project STAR.  In… Read More »