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60 years of international tests: What can we learn?

60 years of international tests: What can we learn?

A new book from Michigan State University’s William Schmidt recounts the history of international efforts to understand the role of schooling, in particular the curriculum, and its relationship to student achievement. It also gives the world insights to make test results more powerful for the future. “Schooling Across the Globe: What We Have Learned from… Read More »

MSU students named to national entrepreneurial fellowship

MSU students named to national entrepreneurial fellowship

Waiting for graduation doesn’t mean waiting to make an impact. A pair of Spartan entrepreneurs who have yet to graduate are among 18 young but proven innovators from across the country who were selected for a prestigious fellowship program. Brianna Makaric, a kinesiology junior and an entrepreneurship & innovation minor, and Bailey Paxton, a finance… Read More »

Michigan schools face nation’s worst decline in state education funding

Michigan schools face nation’s worst decline in state education funding

Funding for Michigan’s public schools has fallen more sharply than any other state over the past quarter century, new research from Michigan State University finds. Educators have been forced to meet rising academic standards with inadequate finances, the study authors argue. However, their research shows Michigan could give schools the dollars they need if policymakers… Read More »

College ranks in nation’s top-5 for online education programs

College ranks in nation’s top-5 for online education programs

Michigan State University is ranked fifth in the nation for best online master’s programs in education. The college is the best-ranked among Michigan schools and is tied for the top ranking in the Big Ten, according to the annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. “At MSU, we are dedicated to creating and teaching… Read More »

MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools

MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools

Michigan State University is part of a new research partnership designed to improve K-12 public schools statewide. Announced today, the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI) is a collaboration between MSU, University of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information, the state agency responsible for reporting education data. The… Read More »

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

A new installation in the Michigan State University College of Education recognizes the many ways students and alumni see and are shaped by global communities. The “My Global Community” exhibit provides an inside look at the lived experiences through photos and stories within the images. The 18 featured submissions from undergraduates, graduate students and alumni… Read More »

Above average: MA-ABA program graduates first cohort

Above average: MA-ABA program graduates first cohort

The first cohort of graduates from the M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (MA-ABA) program at Michigan State University are rising above national averages and making an impact in the field. “We’re training a new generation of active science-practitioners,” said Assistant Professor Matthew Brodhead of the seven scholars who graduated in spring 2018. With extensive experience… Read More »

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

Two new publications from Michigan State University’s David Ferguson highlight the world of motorsports—and give critical competitive-edge insights for athletes, especially those with diabetes. “With racing, driver heart rates are at 170 beats per minute for 2 to 4 hours. They burn 2,000 calories. Their core temperature can increase to 103 degrees Fahrenheit depending on… Read More »

$1M gift establishes endowed professorship in teacher education

$1M gift establishes endowed professorship in teacher education

Long before Dr. Cathy Oberg Blight became one of Flint’s leading pathologists, helping Hurley Medical Center diagnose and care for thousands of patients, she was a child who visited the classroom where her father taught agriculture. She was growing up immersed in education, and she fondly recalls the moment her mother, the school librarian, called… Read More »