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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 »

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 »

“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 »

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 »

More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state’s graduation requirements, finds new research from Michigan State University. The Michigan Merit Curriculum, which went into effect with the class of 2011 and requires students to take four years of math, at least up to algebra… Read More »

MSU at AERA 2019: At a Glance

MSU at AERA 2019: At a Glance

The annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference recognizes research and scholars for their exemplary work—and Michigan State University researchers are again among the honorees. Career nominations Patricia Edwards was recognized for her notable career. She is the recipient of the 2019 Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award, given by the Committee on Scholars… Read More »

MSU teacher candidates visit Midland

MSU teacher candidates visit Midland

MSU St. Andrews hosted 31 future teachers from the MSU College of Education on March 22 in hopes of encouraging the students to consider the Midland area as a place to work and live after completing their teaching degrees. The group’s first stop was Central Auditorium where they were greeted by Midland Public Schools administrators.… Read More »

25 years, and still No. 1!

25 years, and still No. 1!

Many things have changed over the past quarter century. But, year after year, Spartan educators have continued to prove that Michigan State University leads the nation in elementary and secondary education. This year, the MSU College of Education community can celebrate once more. U.S. News & World Report has ranked MSU #1 in elementary and… Read More »