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Apol named Lansing-area Poet Laureate

Apol named Lansing-area Poet Laureate

Michigan State University Associate Professor Laura Apol has been named Lansing-area Poet Laureate. She is only the second individual to ever hold the honor. In the role, Apol will work to promote poetry as an art form, expand access to literary arts and connect the community to poetry. “It’s an honor to be selected as… Read More »

“Partnering with Families” book authored by MSU faculty, students, alumni

“Partnering with Families” book authored by MSU faculty, students, alumni

Faculty, alumni and academic staff collaborated on an expansive new publication that provides help for teachers in interacting with caregivers for students in their classroom. “Partnering with Families for Student Success” (Teachers College Press, 2019) was published in April, and can be used for future and current teachers as they navigate different family structures and… Read More »

First MSU College of Education Ford Foundation Fellow named

First MSU College of Education Ford Foundation Fellow named

Chezare A. Warren, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education, has received a 2019 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the first in the college’s history. Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships are highly competitive with only one or two awarded to education scholars each year. The goals of the fellowships are to increase diversity of the nation’s… Read More »

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 »

More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state’s graduation requirements, finds new research from Michigan State University. The Michigan Merit Curriculum, which went into effect with the class of 2011 and requires students to take four years of math, at least up to algebra… Read More »

MSU at AERA 2019: At a Glance

MSU at AERA 2019: At a Glance

The annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference recognizes research and scholars for their exemplary work—and Michigan State University researchers are again among the honorees. Career nominations Patricia Edwards was recognized for her notable career. She is the recipient of the 2019 Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award, given by the Committee on Scholars… Read More »

Book explores external funding for school board elections

Book explores external funding for school board elections

How does “outside money” influence who is elected to local school boards? Two Michigan State University faculty are co-authors on a new book exploring this question. The authors found that, though literature on school boards has been sparse since the 1970s, funding is on the rise from wealthy donors with no personal or geographic attachment… 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 »