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Education influencers: Six from MSU make national list

January 7, 2015
Education influencers: Six from MSU make national list

Six Michigan State University faculty members were named today on a national list of scholars recognized for having the greatest influence on public debates about education. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings are published each year by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute in his Education Week blog, Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU). This...
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Museum program improves science teacher, student learning

March 27, 2014
Museum program improves science teacher, student learning

New research by Michigan State University shows a teacher professional development program developed and run by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago significantly improves student performance in science. At a press conference today in Chicago, University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt – who led the research with funding from the Boeing Corporation – joined Chicago Mayor...
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Six MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking

January 8, 2014
Six MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking

Education Week blogger Rick Hess has named six Michigan State University faculty members to the Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, an annual listing of scholars known for making significant contributions to national debates in education. MSU Education Policy Center co-director William Schmidt has been ranked at No. 58, and Hannah Distinguished Professor Barbara Schneider has...
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PISA results: Lagging U.S. students need more rigorous math

December 3, 2013
PISA results: Lagging U.S. students need more rigorous math

As American students continue to lag behind international peers in math skills, a Michigan State University scholar argues the United States could improve its standing by increasing exposure to formal math such as algebra and geometry consistent with the new Common Core State Standards. Math instruction also needs to be more consistent throughout the...
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Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

October 4, 2013
Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

Rigorous standards for math teacher preparation are needed to improve the quality of future math teachers in the United States – and the overall math instruction in K-12 schools, argues a Michigan State University scholar. New research led by William Schmidt shows some teacher education programs in the United States rank among the best...
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Schmidt receives international fellowship to study PISA

May 10, 2013
Schmidt receives international fellowship to study PISA

William Schmidt is among four researchers worldwide named as Thomas J. Alexander Fellows by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He is the only scholar from the United States selected for the fellowship, a new program focused on improving education quality and equity. The fellowship is named in honor of Thomas J....
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