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How does a recession affect public school students?

How does a recession affect public school students?

If the predicted economic downturn comes to fruition, many public schools will find their already stressed budgets squeezed even more. And, as a result, many administrators will head to the bargaining table to negotiate budget cuts with teachers’ unions. So how do recession-induced cuts affect students? Negatively, according to new research from Michigan State University.… Read More »

Michigan tops states for authorizing fiscal power over school districts

Michigan tops states for authorizing fiscal power over school districts

State takeovers of school districts facing financial trouble have been on the rise across the nation, but just a handful of states have laws threatening the majority of these interventions, according to new research from Michigan State University. The study, released Sept. 5 by the National Education Policy Center, is the first to evaluate and… Read More »

Education law scholar named associate dean for academic, student affairs

Education law scholar named associate dean for academic, student affairs

Kristine L. Bowman, a leading scholar of education law, has been appointed associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Bowman stepped into the role, overseeing matters of curriculum, advising and accreditation for undergraduate and graduate students, on August 26, 2019 for a five-year term. Since 2007,… Read More »

Richmond leads $2 million grant on outdoor science teaching

Richmond leads $2 million grant on outdoor science teaching

Learning science can be situated outside of the classroom—and research from Michigan State University will develop new methods to show teachers how. Professor Gail Richmond and collaborators received more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation in July to study ways in which the outdoors can be utilized for learning science, particularly in urban… Read More »

Michigan researchers receive $5M grant to study impact of third grade reading law

Michigan researchers receive $5M grant to study impact of third grade reading law

When Michigan’s long-anticipated Read by Grade Three law goes fully into effect next school year, researchers will be watching closely to evaluate how it goes, and recommend changes along the way. With a five-year, nearly $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI) will… Read More »

Gould named new MSU professorship of youth sport

Gould named new MSU professorship of youth sport

Michigan State University Professor Daniel Gould has been recognized as the inaugural Gwendolyn Norrell Professor in Youth Sport and Student-Athlete Well-Being. Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, is a nationally recognized leader and scholar of sport psychology, coaching and student-athlete development. “Dan has a distinguished record of research, teaching, mentorship,… Read More »

Schneider edits handbook on sociology of education

Schneider edits handbook on sociology of education

How can we improve educational access and opportunity for today’s students? A new volume edited by Barbara Schneider, renowned sociologist and education scholar at Michigan State University, concentrates on answering this question across a range of perspectives. The “Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century” delves deeply into current issues and populations… Read More »

How collaboration can improve mental health treatment outcomes

How collaboration can improve mental health treatment outcomes

There needs to be a greater emphasis on collaboration across home, school and physician offices when administering medications to treat mental health problems in school-aged populations, says a new book co-edited by Michigan State University Professor John S. Carlson. “School Psychopharmacology: Translating Research into Practice” (Springer, 2019) explores the connections, or lack thereof, amongst doctors,… Read More »

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 »