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MSU participates in $1M study to examine early algebra challenges

MSU participates in $1M study to examine early algebra challenges

Schools across the nation are requiring all students to complete algebra by the end of ninth grade, which will potentially increase U.S. competitiveness and level the playing field for minorities and poor students.  However, a team of educational researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Pennsylvania theorize that this phenomenon could have some negative consequences.… Read More »

Teacher Effects in Early Grades

The effects teachers have on student achievement have been of great interest to education researchers and policy makes the last four decades. A recent study by Spyros Konstantopoulos, an associate professor of education at MSU, examined the persistence of teacher effects in early grades using several years of statewide data from Tennessee’s Project STAR.  In… Read More »