Tag Archives: Teacher education

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools—an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at Michigan State University, and Dorothy Hines-Datiri, assistant professor at the University of Kansas and former doctoral student at MSU, cite various examples… Read More »

Floden elected to AACTE board

Floden elected to AACTE board

Robert E. Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing finances and setting policy for AACTE, the nation’s leading organization on educator preparation. Floden was elected by… Read More »

Are urban black males shortchanged in schools?

Are urban black males shortchanged in schools?

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a new study by a Michigan State University education scholar. Chezare Warren interviewed 18 former students of Nabur High School, an all-male, college-prep in Chicago that rose to… Read More »

Never Give Up: Learning from one teacher’s story of change

Never Give Up: Learning from one teacher’s story of change

Almost 20 years ago, Courtney* was an elementary teacher challenged to improve as part of a Professional Development School partnering with Michigan State University. She started enthusiastic, thoughtful and open to what she could learn from university and school colleagues. Nevertheless, for various reasons, her efforts kept faltering, leaving her frustrated and discouraged. Sharon Schwille, a… Read More »

The moth project: Investigating science together

The moth project: Investigating science together

It turns out moths don’t like to fly in the cold. The sixth-graders in Rob Voigt’s classes discovered this after a few nights collecting moths in their backyards using traps they built at school. While they were busy designing experiments to answer their questions about moths, a team of Michigan State University researchers were doing… Read More »

Carter Andrews to lead equity outreach initiatives

Carter Andrews to lead equity outreach initiatives

The College of Education at Michigan State University will begin offering professional education to help schools, colleges and other organizations achieve more equitable and inclusive cultures. These programs will be led by Dorinda Carter Andrews through her new appointment as assistant dean of equity outreach initiatives. Carter Andrews is nationally known for her research on… 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 »

Still learning, still LEADING: Programs rank #1 in nation

Still learning, still LEADING: Programs rank #1 in nation

For the 22nd straight year, the College of Education at Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education. Rehabilitation counseling at MSU also ranks #1, according to U.S. News & World Report, making that three program areas in the college considered best in the country. More… Read More »

New blog complements leading teacher education journal

New blog complements leading teacher education journal

Last year, the Michigan State University College of Education was selected to host the Journal of Teacher Education, the premier journal in the field. Several faculty members and graduate assistants joined the editorial team for the journal, which will be based at MSU through 2018. As part of their term, the team—which includes Dean Robert Floden,… Read More »

College of Education scholars to accept diversity awards

College of Education scholars to accept diversity awards

Two individuals and one program from the Michigan State University College of Education will receive Excellence in Diversity Awards from the university this month. Established in 1990, the awards program recognizes and rewards efforts that support an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued. Up to nine individuals, teams and programs receive the awards from the… Read More »