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MSU hosts international math education conference

MSU hosts international math education conference

More than 500 scholars and educators will be at Michigan State University this week for the 37th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American chapter (PME-NA). MSU College of Education faculty members Tonya Bartell and Kristen Bieda were selected to serve as co-chairs of the conference, which runs… Read More »

Many career options in education, book argues

Many career options in education, book argues

As many areas of the United States struggle with teacher shortages, a new book is bringing attention to careers not only in teaching, but in many other aspects of education. John Carlson, a professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University, is the co-author of “101 Careers in Education.” He wrote the book… Read More »

New school evaluation method fails to affect housing prices

New school evaluation method fails to affect housing prices

The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools – called “value-added” – does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University and Cornell University. Their study, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, is the first to examine how the public release of such data is considered in… Read More »

MSU editors lead state journal on literacy

MSU editors lead state journal on literacy

Michigan State University faculty members Patricia Edwards and Tanya Wright have been named co-editors of the Michigan Reading Journal, a publication for more than 2,000 educators and scholars focused on improving literacy across the state. Edwards and Wright, both based in the university’s Department of Teacher Education, are researchers with expertise in language and literacy.… Read More »

The Power of Scholarships

The Power of Scholarships

Annah Bravo’s story Annah Bravo felt limited her first few years as a college student. She had no scholarships and only enough in student loans to cover 12 credits per semester. That left her unable to enroll in electives or participate in additional academic opportunities that come, for example, with being a member of the… Read More »

Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy

Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care. Cary Roseth, associate professor of educational psychology at Michigan State University, said the study suggests cadaver-based instruction should continue in undergraduate… Read More »

High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach. So finds a Michigan State University education scholar – and former high school teacher –… Read More »

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Two graduate teaching assistants in the Department of Kinesiology – Alexander Montoye and Kimbo Yee – have each received the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation from Michigan State University. The 2014 awards were given to six graduate students from across campus for the care and skill they have shown in meeting their classroom teaching responsibilities. About Alexander Montoye… Read More »

Wilson elected to National Academy

Wilson elected to National Academy

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Suzanne Wilson has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Wilson was among 14 new members announced for 2014. Also on the list is James Spillane, a 1993 graduate of the Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy doctoral program… Read More »

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Michigan State University will help improve the preparation of thousands of future professors as part of a national network focused on improving teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its… Read More »