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Patterson expands scholarships for Urban Educators

October 2, 2013
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...
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MSU researchers partner with Racquet Up Detroit

August 8, 2013
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...
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Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching

July 15, 2013
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...
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Paris awarded NAEd/Spencer fellowship

June 12, 2013
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...
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Parent input ignored in school closings

May 30, 2013
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...
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Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

May 15, 2013
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....
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