Research Edition

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for school choice, less than a quarter of the city’s students attend the school nearest to their home, according to the study. Further, one out of every five… Read More »

Robot tech helps elementary student attend class

Robot tech helps elementary student attend class

When one of Conni Crittenden’s students was missing class due to a medical issue, she knew there had to be a something out there that could help. She and the student’s parents were doing what they could to make sure the student was keeping up with school—an in-home tutor twice per week, FaceTime with classmates—but… Read More »

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

“Think of a golfer trying to fix a bad swing,” Assistant Professor Rajiv Ranganathan explained. The golfer already knows how to swing, how to connect with the ball—but if they want to adjust their technique, they would need to “relearn” to modify their stroke. Ranganathan, a scholar in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology,… Read More »

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Award-winning research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology says yes. Alumnus Anthony G. Delli Paoli and MSU researchers Alan L. Smith and Matthew B. Pontifex received the 2017 Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology Excellence in Research Award for their study that examined how and if walking could ease the sting of social exclusion.… 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 »

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Distinguished scholar and Michigan State University Professor Cary Roseth was named chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE) on May 16, 2018. Roseth assumed the leadership role from Professor Emeritus Richard Prawat, who retired from the position after an incredible 27 years as chair. Roseth has been part of the Educational Psychology… Read More »

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Aimee Tomlinson is known for finding, and solving, problems in an award-winning way. Tomlinson, who is studying Kinesiology at Michigan State University, was selected to join the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program in June. The national recognition was given to 2,000 scholars across the country; Tomlinson was one of nine at MSU.… Read More »

Cantwell co-edits book on international politics in higher education

Cantwell co-edits book on international politics in higher education

Michigan State University scholar Brendan Cantwell is co-editor, and a contributing author, to a new publication that aims to underline the importance of understanding higher education politics, and its growing role in society. The “Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education” (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018) is a global effort, with chapters from international scholars on… Read More »

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center

Michigan State University is part of a new national research center on school choice policy. The National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice, or REACH, funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, will produce cutting-edge research on charter schools, school vouchers and other choice… Read More »

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available

Math teachers in middle and high schools across the nation could improve communication in their classroom—and therefore student learning—through new materials developed by Michigan State University researchers. These tools for transforming discourse, which also have been used in teacher preparation courses, were created and tested in partnership with about 150 secondary teachers over five years.… Read More »