Tag Archives: Teacher education

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 »

How school report cards can backfire

In the wake of President Obama’s “college scorecard,” new research finds that government attempts to grade educational institutions can backfire when done for political or policy purposes. Rebecca Jacobsen of Michigan State University studied the effects of publicizing performance data for K-12 schools, which was mandated by No Child Left Behind in 2001. While Jacobsen… Read More »

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 »

National rankings: Only education school with five top-2 programs

For an amazing 19th year in a row, Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education! The College of Education at MSU also now ranks No. 15 overall — up from No. 16, according to the latest graduate school rankings compiled by U.S. News & World… Read More »

Jacobsen, Roseth to receive Teacher-Scholar Awards

Each year, 10 faculty members are chosen to receive Teacher-Scholar Awards at the MSU Awards Convocation. Among this year’s recipients are Rebecca Jacobsen, assistant professor of teacher education, and Cary J. Roseth, assistant professor of educational psychology. Both will receive the award at the all-university awards ceremony at MSU’s Wharton Center on Feb. 12 at… Read More »

Graduate assistant, urban teacher to receive honor

Department of Teacher Education graduate assistant Faith Muirhead will receive the Excellence-In-Teaching Citation at the all-university awards ceremony at MSU’s Wharton Center on Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Muirhead, a leader within the college’s teacher education program, provides her students with the tools they need for success. She challenges, encourages and supports. Muirhead came to… Read More »