Tag Archives: urban

‘Hip-hop’ students unfairly targeted, study finds

Black and Latino “hip-hop” students are disproportionately punished in urban schools, finds a two-year study that sheds light on some of the unfair disciplinary practices newly targeted by the Obama administration. Muhammad Khalifa, a Michigan State University assistant professor of education, found that students who identified with hip-hop culture were often removed from school because… Read More »

Grant project to produce STEM leaders in urban schools

Michigan State University is partnering with global tech giant Wipro Ltd. to help meet the demand for math and science teachers who will be leaders in America’s urban school districts. Faculty members in the College of Education will use a $2.8 million, multi-year grant from the India-based company to offer a unique fellowship program to… Read More »

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

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

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

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 »