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MSU SETS-UP fellowship to prepare future science teachers

MSU SETS-UP fellowship to prepare future science teachers

Michigan State University will now help meet the need for science teachers in high-needs schools across the nation with a new teacher preparation program. Supporting Early-Career Teachers of Science Through Urban Partnerships—or MSU SETS-UP for short—is a five-year fellowship that will provide fellows with secondary science teaching certification, as well as a master’s degree. Funded… Read More »

Li receives prestigious LRA book award

Li receives prestigious LRA book award

Guofang Li has been given the 2013 Edward B. Fry Book Award by the Literacy Research Association (LRA). She was presented the award at an LRA plenary session in Dallas, Texas, for her book, “Culturally Contested Literacies: America’s “Rainbow Underclass” and Urban School.” The award committee selected Li’s book based on a variety of criteria,… Read More »

Patterson expands scholarships for Urban Educators

Patterson expands scholarships for Urban Educators

Best-selling author James Patterson has doubled his commitment to support students in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Patterson recently decided to grow a scholarship program he created last year for students enrolled in the Urban Educators Cohort Program (UECP), a specialized teacher preparation track for students committed to teaching in urban schools.… Read More »

MSU researchers partner with Racquet Up Detroit

MSU researchers partner with Racquet Up Detroit

Three years ago, a new youth development program took root in Detroit. As part of a national network of related programs, Racquet Up Detroit uses the sport of squash in combination with academic and service activities to help students achieve success in their lives. Since the beginning, the literacy curriculum for the out-of-school program has been… Read More »

Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching

Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching

Michigan State University has welcomed a third group of aspiring science and mathematics teachers who will complete their teacher preparation as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows. The 11 new MSU Fellows — announced today among peers at five other universities statewide — plan to use academic backgrounds and real-world expertise from the… Read More »

Paris awarded NAEd/Spencer fellowship

Paris awarded NAEd/Spencer fellowship

Django Paris, assistant professor of teacher education, has been awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2013-2015 academic years. The postdoctoral fellowship is given to individuals performing critical education research, with a purpose of supporting early career scholars. As part of the two-year, $55,000 award, Paris plans to study culturally sustaining pedagogy… Read More »

Parent input ignored in school closings

Parent input ignored in school closings

Officials who close neighborhood schools in poor, urban areas often ignore parents’ input, which only reinforces the “institutionalized racism that plagues U.S. schools,” a Michigan State University scholar argues. From Michigan to Texas, superintendents and school boards are closing dozens of urban schools based strictly on data such as low test scores and graduation rates… Read More »

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Guofang Li has been elected to the Literacy Research Association’s (LRA) board of directors. Li, an associate professor of second language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education, is one of two Asian Americans to ever be elected to the board of directors of the LRA. Li will serve a three-year term. The… 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 »

Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

Each year, community partners are selected to receive the Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership award at the MSU Awards Convocation. Among this year’s recipients is Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS). Gould, professor of kinesiology, and community partners Daniel Varner and Tim Richey of Think Detroit Police Athletic League… Read More »