Masters in K-12 Educational Administration Edition

Developing Future Leaders: Smith named Fulbright Scholar

Developing Future Leaders: Smith named Fulbright Scholar

How can a country redevelop its schools? That challenge is at the center of a Fulbright Scholar award to BetsAnn Smith. It begins in part, she says, by redeveloping school leaders. Smith will be working with leaders in Albania to improve principal learning programs and standards in spring 2020. The work is part of a… Read More »

Creating wonder: Book offers new vision for learning science

Creating wonder: Book offers new vision for learning science

What happens when science teachers change their teaching to focus on students exploring their world? Students in the U.S. and Finland participating in a new project-based learning model are not only learning more, but becoming more engaged in class, research from Michigan State University shows. It’s an approach schools everywhere should adopt, the researchers say,… Read More »

Austin named University Distinguished Professor

Austin named University Distinguished Professor

Ann Austin, a renowned leader in higher and international education, was named a University Distinguished Professor by the MSU Board of Trustees in 2019. The recognition is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a Michigan State University faculty member, and is given in acknowledgement of achievements in research, the classroom and… Read More »

MSU tops international rankings for education

MSU tops international rankings for education

Michigan State University is ranked No. 1 in the world for education, according to one widely used international ranking of universities. The Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, released in August 2019, is compiled by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an independent organization focused on higher education research. MSU moved up to #1 from the #4 position… Read More »

First report issued on Michigan Partnership Model of School Reform

First report issued on Michigan Partnership Model of School Reform

The first independent report on Michigan’s Partnership Model for school reform finds “modest but potentially positive results” after one year of implementation. The report, from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, EPIC, provides an overview of the reform’s implementation across the state and an analysis of students’ academic performance. Overall researchers found that the… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Baldwin receives Faculty Emeritus honor

Baldwin receives Faculty Emeritus honor

Roger Baldwin was recognized by the Michigan State University Faculty Emeriti Association for his outstanding contributions to the College of Education and the university since retiring in 2017. Baldwin, formerly a faculty member in the Department of Educational Administration, received an Individual Award from the organization in April 2019. Baldwin has remained active in the… Read More »