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New book provides strategies for tough classroom conversations

New book provides strategies for tough classroom conversations

A new publication from Assistant Professor Donna Rich Kaplowitz provides strategies and best practices to conduct difficult dialogues about race within the classroom. “Race Dialogues: A Facilitator’s Guide to Tackling the Elephant in the Classroom” (Teachers College Press) is new in May 2019 and focuses on facilitating dialogues to help promote understanding, empathy and collaboration… Read More »

Chudgar earns nearly $1 million in funding for international research

Chudgar earns nearly $1 million in funding for international research

Amita Chudgar is exploring marginalized youth’s experiences in secondary education around the globe through a nearly $1 million grant as a recipient of the 2018 Lyle Spencer Research Award.  Presented through the Spencer Foundation, the award recognizes ambitious research aimed at improving education. Chudgar’s research fits the bill. The project, which will begin in fall… Read More »

25 years, and still No. 1!

25 years, and still No. 1!

Many things have changed over the past quarter century. But, year after year, Spartan educators have continued to prove that Michigan State University leads the nation in elementary and secondary education. This year, the MSU College of Education community can celebrate once more. U.S. News & World Report has ranked MSU #1 in elementary and… Read More »

MSU, state partner to study competency-based education

MSU, state partner to study competency-based education

Michigan State University researchers will help the state develop a new student-centered approach to learning with nearly $1.5 million in private grant funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Seven Michigan school districts are piloting competency-based education, or CBE, programs, which give students individualized support and opportunities to advance based on their own levels… Read More »

MSU, MDE collaboration aims to celebrate MI teachers, build capacity

Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach has teamed up with the Michigan Department of Education to shine a spotlight on the excellent work being done by educators across the state, as well as to provide learning opportunities to positively impact teachers’ professional growth. “Our collaboration with Michigan State University is helping support our teaching… Read More »

Michigan schools face nation’s worst decline in state education funding

Michigan schools face nation’s worst decline in state education funding

Funding for Michigan’s public schools has fallen more sharply than any other state over the past quarter century, new research from Michigan State University finds. Educators have been forced to meet rising academic standards with inadequate finances, the study authors argue. However, their research shows Michigan could give schools the dollars they need if policymakers… Read More »

MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools

MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools

Michigan State University is part of a new research partnership designed to improve K-12 public schools statewide. Announced today, the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI) is a collaboration between MSU, University of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information, the state agency responsible for reporting education data. The… Read More »

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

UPDATE 5/17/19: View photos and submitted stories from the exhibit on our Flickr page. A new installation in the Michigan State University College of Education recognizes the many ways students and alumni see and are shaped by global communities. The “Our Global Community” exhibit provides an inside look at the lived experiences through photos and… Read More »

Strunk gives insights on teacher shortage in Getting Down to Facts II report

Strunk gives insights on teacher shortage in Getting Down to Facts II report

What’s causing teacher shortages in California? Michigan State University researcher Katharine O. Strunk helps answer that question as part of a sweeping report on public education in the state. Getting Down to Facts II, released on Sept. 17, is intended to help policymakers make more informed decisions across a range of issues affecting California’s 6.2… Read More »

History book asks high schoolers: Right or wrong?

History book asks high schoolers: Right or wrong?

What if history lessons didn’t stop with facts? What if students were asked to judge whether the decisions of others at momentous times in the past were right or wrong? That’s exactly what Michigan State University scholar Anne-Lise Halvorsen and her co-authors had in mind when they created a new book series for use in… Read More »