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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 »

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of U.S. education

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of U.S. education

As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public—and viral—new research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system. In a trio of studies, Michigan State University education expert Alyssa Hadley Dunn and colleagues examined the relatively new phenomenon of teachers… 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 »

Floden elected to AACTE board

Floden elected to AACTE board

Robert E. Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing finances and setting policy for AACTE, the nation’s leading organization on educator preparation. Floden was elected by… 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 »

MSU plays key role in new Michigan science standards

MSU plays key role in new Michigan science standards

Michigan State University faculty members played a key role in developing the new K-12 science standards approved by the State Board of Education on Tuesday. Joe Krajcik and Melanie Cooper, both Lappan-Phillips Professors of Science Education at MSU, were lead writers of the Next Generation Science Standards, which have now been adopted by 17 states… Read More »

Education influencers: Six from MSU make national list

Education influencers: Six from MSU make national list

Six Michigan State University faculty members were named today on a national list of scholars recognized for having the greatest influence on public debates about education. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings are published each year by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute in his Education Week blog, Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU). This year’s… Read More »

MSU launches education policy blog

MSU launches education policy blog

Scholars from the College of Education at Michigan State University have launched a new blog to share research-based insights on today’s policy issues in K-12 and higher education. The Green & Write blog provides a forum for faculty members to share perspectives, grounded in some of the best education research available, with a broader audience.… Read More »

Peters co-authors book on social policy

Peters co-authors book on social policy

A new edition of a book on social policy has come at a “critical hour,” according to Bernard Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont. The book, “The Assault on Social Policy, Second Edition,” is co-authored by Susan J. Peters, professor emeritus at Michigan State University’s College of Education. Published by Columbia University Press, the second edition… Read More »