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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 »

Meet the student commencement speakers

Meet the student commencement speakers

Two graduating seniors were selected to address their fellow Class of 2019 graduates during the College of Education undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 5 at the Breslin Center. Jessica Kwalli, a Kinesiology major from Southfield, Mich., and Andrew Drenth, an Education major from East Jordan, Mich., will each take the stage to reflect on their… 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 »

Undergraduates present research, win awards

Nine undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2019 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 5, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. More than 1,000 undergraduate students from all degree-granting… Read More »

Remembering Rwanda: MSU commemorates genocide, plans events for change

Remembering Rwanda: MSU commemorates genocide, plans events for change

Early April through mid-July 1994 marked a tragic event in history: The beginning of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, which saw losses of more than a million lives, mostly minority Tutsi killed by the majority Hutu populations. Today, 25 years later, although the recovery of Rwanda has been impressive, the scars are prevalent across… Read More »