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Kinesiology graduate receives dissertation award from NASPE

Kinesiology graduate receives dissertation award from NASPE

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has presented Michigan State University kinesiology graduate Sheila Kelly with a 2012 Sport and Exercise Psychology Dissertation Award. Kelly won the award for her doctoral dissertation titled: “The Relationship Among Motor Skill Development, Aerobic Capacity, Body Composition and Perceived Competence of Fourth Grade School Children.” The award… Read More »

Greenhow to speak at national cyberlearning summit

Greenhow to speak at national cyberlearning summit

Less than a month into her time as assistant professor at Michigan State University’s College of Education, Christine Greenhow has been sharing her research on social media, as pertaining to global education and policy, in high profile ways. CQ Researcher, a weekly publication on trending issues, recently featured Greenhow in their issue on Digital Media,… Read More »

MSU scholar edits timely volume on Assessing Teacher Quality

MSU scholar edits timely volume on Assessing Teacher Quality

Many policymakers have been promoting reforms that attempt to hold teachers accountable for producing gains in student achievement. But test-based accountability alone cannot solve our most challenging educational problems. The authors of a new volume on the topic, Assessing Teacher Quality: Understanding Teacher Effects on Instruction and Achievement, include several researchers affiliated with the Michigan… Read More »

Schmidt: Do middle school math teachers get enough preparation?

Schmidt: Do middle school math teachers get enough preparation?

A recent opinion piece from the Orlando Sentinel addressed one of Florida education’s most troubling statistics: that only 28 percent of Floridian eighth-graders are considered “proficient” in mathematics. The solution? Attract top math teachers to middle schools, said guest columnist Paul Cottle. Cottle referenced the research of MSU professor William Schmidt, which said that U.S. math instruction is weak because the teachers themselves often have… Read More »

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 »