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 »

MSU education researchers named as top national influencers

January 9, 2019
MSU education researchers named as top national influencers

Researchers at universities make a great impact on education practice and policy through their work. And again this year, several Michigan State University scholars made the national list of scholars considered to have the highest influence. Rick Hess’s 2019 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, published in his Education Week blog, named six MSU faculty members among… Read More »

Austin receives Research Achievement Award

January 8, 2019
Austin receives Research Achievement Award

Ann E. Austin, associate dean for research in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recently recognized for her significant contributions to higher education research. She was the 2018 honoree of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Research Achievement Award, given to a scholar whose research has helped move the field… Read More »

Tratt recognized for work with student-athletes

December 12, 2018
Tratt recognized for work with student-athletes

Amy Tratt, assistant director for student affairs in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recognized for her work with student-athletes at the annual Football Awards banquet. She received the 2018 George Stephen Scofes Academic Spartan of the Year Award, which honors faculty and staff who stand out in their efforts to help student-athletes… Read More »

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

November 30, 2018
Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights. Napping doesn’t help either. In fact, babies who slept less at night, yet napped more during the day, still weren’t able to get as… Read More »