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Bilingual education has spillover effect

Bilingual education has spillover effect

Bilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they’re not designed for, suggests a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar. Texas elementary students who speak English as their home language and were enrolled in schools with bilingual education programs performed much better on state math and reading tests than… Read More »

MSU launches school improvement website for educators

MSU launches school improvement website for educators

Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach, as part of the state program for Title l Priority and Focus schools and districts, has launched MI Toolkit, a new website to help educators in these schools improve teaching and learning. MI Toolkit is one of the ongoing projects of the Office of K-12 Outreach in partnership with… Read More »

CCSS, vocabulary topic of new book

CCSS, vocabulary topic of new book

Improving vocabulary instruction for young students is the topic of assistant professor of teacher education Tanya Wright’s recently published book, All About Words: Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom, Pre K-2. The work examines the divide between poor children and their privileged peers, through the lens of the Common Core State Standards in literacy.… Read More »

Teaching intern named best in Michigan

Teaching intern named best in Michigan

College of Education graduate Elizabeth Gutowski has been named the 2012 MATE Student Teacher/Intern of the Year. This is the third consecutive year a College of Education student has been chosen for the honor. Each year, the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) sponsors a contest to identify and award a Michigan student teacher or intern.… Read More »

PhD candidate awarded $20,000 dissertation grant

PhD candidate awarded $20,000 dissertation grant

Rachel Ayieko, a PhD candidate in MSU’s Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education (CITE) program, has been awarded a $20,000 dissertation grant by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Ayieko’s dissertation, “The Influence of Opportunity to Learn to Teach Mathematics: A Comparative Study,” focuses on STEM work using… Read More »

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

America’s K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science. Writing in the April 19 issue, University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education Suzanne Wilson said the professional training landscape for teachers is woefully inadequate to handle… Read More »

Faculty co-edits new book on justice for marginalized youth

Faculty co-edits new book on justice for marginalized youth

Youth in America are often marginalized by systems of inequality, and a new book – co-edited by Michigan State University assistant professor of teacher education Django Paris and Maisha T. Winn of the University of Wisconsin-Madison – explores approaches to qualitative and ethnographic inquiry with youth and the communities they live in. The book, Humanizing… 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 »

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 »