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Teachers optimistic about common core writing standards, not tests

Teachers believe the Common Core standards in their states can improve how they teach writing, according to research from Michigan State University. However, they also find plenty of shortcomings with the standards—and with the associated state writing tests in particular. The new national survey, led by Gary Troia, is the first study of teacher perceptions… Read More »

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 »

Many career options in education, book argues

As many areas of the United States struggle with teacher shortages, a new book is bringing attention to careers not only in teaching, but in many other aspects of education. John Carlson, a professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University, is the co-author of “101 Careers in Education.” He wrote the book… Read More »

MSU researcher launches Common Core tool for teachers

Michigan State University researcher William Schmidt has created a free web-based tool to help American educators teach the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. Although the majority of U.S. states have voluntarily adopted the standards, many teachers still must use outdated textbooks or find other materials to ensure students meet the common set of learning… Read More »

MSU launches education policy blog

Scholars from the College of Education at Michigan State University have launched a new blog to share research-based insights on today’s policy issues in K-12 and higher education. The Green & Write blog provides a forum for faculty members to share perspectives, grounded in some of the best education research available, with a broader audience.… Read More »

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Michigan State University alumna Sarah DiMaria has been selected to receive the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation’s fellowship for early-career mathematics and science teachers. DiMaria is one of 32 people selected for the 2014 cohort, from a pool of more than 180 applicants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MSU in 2012, and her… Read More »