MSU, state partner to study competency-based education

March 6, 2019
MSU, state partner to study competency-based education

Michigan State University researchers will help the state develop a new student-centered approach to learning with nearly $1.5 million in private grant funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Seven Michigan school districts are piloting competency-based education, or CBE, programs, which give students individualized support and opportunities to advance based on their own levels… Read More »

In Memoriam: Lucy Bates-Byers

March 4, 2019
In Memoriam: Lucy Bates-Byers

Alumna, educator and researcher Lucy Bates-Byers passed away on February 5, 2019 at the age of 83. She graduated from the College of Education in 1973 with an M.A. in Elementary Education. A teacher in the Lansing School District for 24 years, Bates-Byers was also a Teacher Collaborator for the college’s Institute for Research on… Read More »

Broader definitions needed for Hispanic Serving Institutions

February 22, 2019
Broader definitions needed for Hispanic Serving Institutions

How do we know if a college or university is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, or HSI? It’s hard to tell, says new research from Michigan State University’s Patricia Marin—unless we ask different questions. Though the HSI designation is officially based on enrollment, the extent to which institutions actually serve Latino/a (or Latinx) students is a measure… Read More »

MSU, MDE collaboration aims to celebrate MI teachers, build capacity

February 20, 2019

Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach has teamed up with the Michigan Department of Education to shine a spotlight on the excellent work being done by educators across the state, as well as to provide learning opportunities to positively impact teachers’ professional growth. “Our collaboration with Michigan State University is helping support our teaching… Read More »

60 years of international tests: What can we learn?

February 18, 2019
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 »

Venzant Chambers recognized for community outreach

February 6, 2019
Venzant Chambers recognized for community outreach

Associate Professor Terah Venzant Chambers is being recognized this week as part of the Inspirational Women of the Year Awards through the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context. Venzant Chambers is being recognized alongside three others during the fifth annual honors, which celebrate how women-identified members of MSU impact the community on- and off-campus,… Read More »

New book explores overcoming obstacles to teacher licensure exams

February 1, 2019
New book explores overcoming obstacles to teacher licensure exams

Aimed at preservice teachers, the latest book by Associate Professor Emery Petchauer, titled “Navigating Teacher Licensure Exams,” explores the different obstacles presented with teacher licensure exams and how to overcome them. These high-stakes exams are what aspiring educators must pass in order to become licensed teachers. The book tackles the issues embedded in the teacher… Read More »

MSU students named to national entrepreneurial fellowship

January 28, 2019
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

January 23, 2019
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

January 15, 2019
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 »