Tag Archives: Educational administration

Arsen shares research on charters in The School Administrator

Arsen shares research on charters in The School Administrator

David Arsen, professor of K-12 education administration in the Michigan State University College of Education, co-wrote the cover story for the August 2011 issue of The School Administrator, which focuses on the charter school movemement. In their article, “Shaking Up Public Schools with Competition,” Arsen and University of Utah assistant professor Yongmei Ni examine the pros and… Read More »

MSU alumnus becomes superintendent of Royal Oak schools

Shawn Lewis-Lakin began his new position as superintendent of Royal Oak schools on July 1, 2011. Lewis-Lakin, who formerly served as superintendent at the Manchester Community Schools, earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry teaching from Michigan State University in 1982. “My first priority is to come to know the community and have them come to know me,” he said. “Together we… Read More »

School for teen moms: Weighing the costs & benefits

Catherine Ferguson Academy, a school for parenting teens and their young children in Detroit Public Schools, could be closed by the district unless a charter operator takes over. Robert Floden, co-director of the Education Policy Center at MSU, says research shows children exposed to early childhood education are more successful later in life. But how… Read More »

Rankings: No. 1 in elementary and secondary education for 17th year

New national rankings are in and… the College of Education at Michigan State University is still ranked # 1 in the nation for elementary and secondary education. That makes 17 consecutive years! The U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, which hits newsstands April 5, also recognizes the college’s capacity… Read More »

Are liberal arts colleges still valuable?

Are liberal arts colleges still valuable?

Education scholars have been debating the future of the classic, four-year liberal arts education model, especially as the United States struggles to create and fill jobs suitable for the global economy. The number of liberal arts colleges has been on the decline for more than a decade, according to research by professor of higher education… Read More »

Are K-8 schools better for students?

Are K-8 schools better for students?

Lansing School District is looking into consolidating an elementary and middle school into an application-only, K-8 building. What are the academic and financial benefits of K-8 schools as compared to middle schools, typically for grades 6 through 8? Professor of educational Phil Cusick was quoted in this Lansing State Journal article about the issue.

Alum leads efforts to internationalize education in Oxford, MI

William C. Skilling, a 1992 graduate of the Ph.D. program in K-12 educational administration, has been spearheading successful efforts to enhance global learning for students in Oxford Community Schools since he became superintendent of the Michigan school district in 2007. Along with programs requiring students to take extended world language, the district also partners with… Read More »

EAD Course Selected as Best Fully Online Course

The course, EAD 866: Teaching in Post Secondary Education, taught by Dr. Ann Austin, Dr. John Dirkx, and Dr. Rhonda Egidio has been selected as Best in the Fully Online Course category for the 2010 AT&T Faculty Awards program. Libraries, Computing, and Technology in the Office of the Provost initiated this annual awards program to… Read More »

Study finds zero tolerance ineffective in schools

Study finds zero tolerance ineffective in schools

Zero tolerance in schools is failing to make students feel safe, two Michigan State researchers argue in a new study. The policy has become plagued by inconsistent enforcement and inadequate security. Read more.