First MSU College of Education Ford Foundation Fellow named

April 29, 2019
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

April 26, 2019
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

April 23, 2019
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

April 18, 2019

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

April 16, 2019
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 »

More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

April 11, 2019
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 »

Krajcik elected to National Academy of Education

April 11, 2019
Krajcik elected to National Academy of Education

Michigan State University Professor Joseph Krajcik has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education and director of the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University, was among 16 new members announced in 2019. Krajcik came to… Read More »

MSU at AERA 2019: At a Glance

April 8, 2019
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

April 4, 2019
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 »

Book explores external funding for school board elections

March 26, 2019
Book explores external funding for school board elections

How does “outside money” influence who is elected to local school boards? Two Michigan State University faculty are co-authors on a new book exploring this question. The authors found that, though literature on school boards has been sparse since the 1970s, funding is on the rise from wealthy donors with no personal or geographic attachment… Read More »