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Michigan school funding, choice policies hurting local districts, research shows

Michigan school funding, choice policies hurting local districts, research shows

School districts in Michigan get into financial trouble almost entirely based on factors outside their control, according to a study from Michigan State University. Chief among those factors are declining enrollment, higher shares of special education students and drops in state funding—a matter in the hands of policymakers. And these forces have made the hardships… Read More »

Three Kinesiology graduate students receive national honors

Three Kinesiology graduate students receive national honors

Three graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology recently received honors from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) and from the department. Andrew Parks, a Kinesiology doctoral student, was awarded with the AKA Student Writing Award. The award recognizes graduate students who have published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals while enrolled in kinesiology departments. Students who are nominated must… Read More »

Does learning improve when every student gets a laptop?

Does learning improve when every student gets a laptop?

Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper indicates. Michigan State University’s Binbin Zheng and colleagues analyzed years of studies on “one-to-one” laptop programs, including Zheng’s own research, and found that such programs that… Read More »

Undergraduates earn first place honors at research forum

Undergraduates earn first place honors at research forum

Nine undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2016 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 8, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. Students presented work in a variety of categories—from engineering to… Read More »

MSU scholars receive national research on teaching honors

MSU scholars receive national research on teaching honors

Michigan State University scholars are receiving two of the major awards this year from Division K of the American Education Research Association (AERA), which focuses on teaching and teacher education. Early career Higinio Dominguez, assistant professor of mathematics education in the MSU College of Education, will receive the Early Career Award this weekend during the… Read More »

Reckase wins top career award in educational measurement

Reckase wins top career award in educational measurement

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mark D. Reckase is the recipient of a national career award this week. The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) will present Reckase with the 2016 Career Award at the council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The award honors outstanding scholars whose publications, presentations and professional activities over the span of… Read More »

Graduate students study literacies and community through everyday soundscapes

Graduate students study literacies and community through everyday soundscapes

Two doctoral candidates are hoping to show how important sound is to community and literacy through their project, #hearmyhome. Cassie J. Brownell and Jon M. Wargo, both in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education program, will examine how K-12 youth and their teachers write about their community through and with “soundscapes” of the every day.… Read More »

Three doctoral candidates receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Three doctoral candidates receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Three doctoral students from the College of Education received Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 9, 2016. Two students from kinesiology and one from teacher education received the honors during the annual All-University Awards, in which faculty and teaching assistants are recognized for their education and research contributions to the university. The 2016 Excellence-in-Teaching Citations were… Read More »

Calabrese Barton explores makerspaces as WT Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellow

Calabrese Barton explores makerspaces as WT Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellow

Professor of teacher education Angela Calabrese Barton will spend the next two years embedded in museums to explore the potential of makerspaces to create equitable learning opportunities for youth. She is embarking on the project as a recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program, which gives mid-career researchers a rare opportunity to… Read More »

MSU to help research what makes the best teachers

MSU to help research what makes the best teachers

Two MSU College of Education scholars are part of a research team examining what happens in university-based teacher preparation programs that helps enhance teaching quality before individuals enter the profession. Spyros Konstantopoulos, professor of measurement and quantitative methods, and Corey Drake, associate professor of teacher education and director of the Teacher Preparation Program at MSU, are part… Read More »