Tag Archives: urban 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 »

Schneider gives Ed-Talk on college transition

Michigan State University scholar Barbara Schneider is featured as one of 31 “Ed-Talk” videos released this month by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The videos are designed to convey key research findings on important education issues. Schneider discusses strategies to decrease the number of low-income and minority high school students who enroll in colleges… Read More »

Austin appointed associate dean for research

Austin appointed associate dean for research

For more than 25 years, Ann E. Austin has been teaching and conducting research at Michigan State University—and beginning Oct. 1, 2016, she will step into her newest role: associate dean for research in the College of Education. Her duties will include supporting the research mission of the college, especially in dedicated priority areas: urban and global… 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 »

Expanding college access is the focus of new book

Expanding college access is the focus of new book

Terry Flennaugh is a co-editor and author of a new book on strategies and programs that can help improve college access for students from urban communities. The book, “Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do,” is a detailed case study on the VIP Scholars program at the University of California, Los… Read More »

Plight of Michigan’s homeless students deserves attention

Plight of Michigan’s homeless students deserves attention

More than 18,000 homeless students in Michigan perform far worse in school than peers who face other forms of disadvantage, according to research from a Michigan State University education scholar. Joshua Cowen says his analysis shines a spotlight on a vulnerable population of children that deserves more attention. “With all the emphasis on improving education… Read More »

Flennaugh appointed as coordinator of urban initiatives

Flennaugh appointed as coordinator of urban initiatives

Assistant Professor Terry Flennaugh has been working to advance urban programs at the Michigan State University College of Education since he became the college’s coordinator of urban initiatives in spring 2015. The newly created position has helped Flennaugh better understand the relationships of urban partners on various projects, and how effective and important those projects… 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 »

Setting the tone for students in Detroit

Setting the tone for students in Detroit

What began as a simple, thoughtful idea quickly transformed into one of the best starts of the school year Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School had ever seen. Black men from the surrounding community lined the doors to the Detroit elementary school on the first day of the academic year and cheered, high-fived, danced and applauded as… Read More »