Tag Archives: Educational administration

Equity Outreach Initiatives creates professional development opportunities

Equity Outreach Initiatives creates professional development opportunities

Equity Outreach Initiatives (EOI) in the Michigan State University College of Education is introducing professional development opportunities to help educators, administrators and policymakers center their practices around equity in schools and work environments. Led by Assistant Dean Dorinda Carter Andrews, EOI is focused on benefiting K-12, postsecondary and community educational stakeholders. “In the college, we have a… Read More »

Venzant Chambers appointed to national, local leadership roles

Venzant Chambers appointed to national, local leadership roles

Michigan State University scholar Terah Venzant Chambers is poised to enact educational change on a national and local level after appointments to two leadership positions. In a national capacity, she was appointed president-elect for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) in November. Venzant Chambers will oversee the planning and development for the organization’s annual leadership… Read More »

MSU launches new effort to support informed education policy

MSU launches new effort to support informed education policy

Michigan State University has launched a new effort to improve K-12 education for students in the state and nation by delivering objective, timely research findings directly to decision makers. The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, or EPIC, is focused on building partnerships between researchers and state and school district leaders. EPIC researchers use pioneering data analysis… Read More »

HALE grad wins national award for trans* academics study

HALE grad wins national award for trans* academics study

Erich N. Pitcher broke new ground by completing the first systematic study of trans* academics while a doctoral student in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) program at Michigan State University. Now Pitcher’s research is being recognized as the field’s most outstanding dissertation for 2017 by Division J of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Pitcher,… Read More »

English learners treated differently depending on where they go to school

English learners treated differently depending on where they go to school

As the number of English learners continues to grow across the nation, new research indicates these students are being treated differently depending on where they go to school. Michigan State University researchers found that schools in Texas—second only to California in total number of English learners—vary widely in how they determine if students should be… Read More »

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools—an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at Michigan State University, and Dorothy Hines-Datiri, assistant professor at the University of Kansas and former doctoral student at MSU, cite various examples… Read More »

National education reformers target local school boards

National education reformers target local school boards

Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. Take, for example, Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow and a California resident who has funneled… Read More »

Michigan school funding, choice policies hurting local districts, research shows

Michigan school funding, choice policies hurting local districts, research shows

School districts in Michigan get into financial trouble almost entirely based on factors outside their control, according to a study from Michigan State University. Chief among those factors are declining enrollment, higher shares of special education students and drops in state funding—a matter in the hands of policymakers. And these forces have made the hardships… Read More »

Alumnus to receive honorary degree

Alumnus to receive honorary degree

Donald W. Maine, a two-time alumnus of the MSU College of Education, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities on May 6, 2016, at the university’s advanced degree commencement ceremony. Maine, B. ’65 (Elementary Education) and M.A. ’71 (Reading Instruction), is most widely recognized for his 27 years of service and leadership to Davenport University.… Read More »