Tag Archives: Students

Carlson co-authors book on counseling students

Carlson co-authors book on counseling students

In an age when mental and emotional health are critical to a child’s academic success, how can counseling be effective when both counselors and students don’t have enough hours in the day? A new book, co-authored by associate professor of school psychology John Carlson and school psychology doctoral student Jeffrey Shahidullah, explores ways K-12 mental… Read More »

College researcher wins $25,000 grant

Michigan State University College of Education research associate Elizabeth Covay was named one of 10 winners of the Measures of Effective Teaching Early Career Research Grant. The $25,000 grant was awarded by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and the National Academy of Education. Covay is a research director for the Michigan Consortium… Read More »

New book explores impact of education accountability systems

New book explores impact of education accountability systems

Driven by test-based accountability, schools are awash in data.  These new accountability systems have forced educators to respond to policy in ways they have not before. To understand the extent of these changes, we must look across the K-12 educational system and into the expanding field of for- and non-profit educational reformers. A new book… Read More »

B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge

B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge

This March, SPARTANS WILL. Through April 9, MSU’s College of Education is competing in the B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge – and we need your help to win! For the college to become #1 in the Big 10 among colleges of education for Facebook likes, simply give the college some thumbs-up love on Facebook.… Read More »

New book delves into history, issues of elementary social studies

New book delves into history, issues of elementary social studies

At its core, social studies seek to enforce a democratized citizenry. It embodies social responsibility, and the subject plays a vital role in U.S. classrooms. But there are challenges for social studies education, including deep divisions among theorists and practitioners, confused goals and cross-purposes. Social studies at the elementary level faces the additional challenges of… Read More »

Enos to receive national service award

Enos to receive national service award

Former assistant vice president for student services and adjunct faculty member Patricia Enos has been selected to receive the Esther Lloyd Jones Professional Service award, given by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Enos will receive the award during ACPA’s annual conference in Las Vegas, March 4-7. “It’s a humbling honor to be included in the… Read More »

Fit kids finish first in the classroom

Fit kids finish first in the classroom

Fit kids aren’t only first picked for kickball. New research from Michigan State University shows middle school students in the best physical shape outscore their classmates on standardized tests and take home better report cards. Published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, it’s the first study linking children’s fitness to both improved… Read More »

Principal plays surprising role in why new teachers quit

Principal plays surprising role in why new teachers quit

Why do so many beginning teachers quit the profession or change schools? Surprising new research finds it’s not a heavy workload or lack of resources that has the most significant effect, but instead the relationship between teachers and their principal. Peter Youngs, associate professor of educational policy at Michigan State University and lead investigator on… Read More »

Scholarship winner to study educational policy in South Africa

Scholarship winner to study educational policy in South Africa

Alisha Brown, a doctoral student in the Educational Policy program in the MSU College of Education, has recently won the prestigious Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction from the Government of Alberta. The $20,000 scholarship, which is given only to eight doctoral students each year, is selected by a panel of university presidents in Alberta.… Read More »

Programs to interest teens in teaching

The drive to recruit teachers into the profession, especially those interested in teaching subject areas with critical shortages, has led many institutions to implement programs for students in high school or younger. In this recent Associated Press article, Sonya Gunnings-Moton, assistant dean in the Michigan State University College of Educations, talks about MSU’s approach for… Read More »