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$2 Mil. Grant to Help Youngest Students Learn Science

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tanya Wright and Amelia Wenk Gotwals

It’s often thought that kindergarten is too early to learn science. But with the right approach to teaching, even the youngest students can learn to think and talk…

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Many Kindergartners Struggle with Self-Regulation

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Ryan Bowles and Lori Skibbe

Many children are still learning to control their behavior as they enter kindergarten and may need educational support to develop that critical skill, indicates one of the most…

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Teachers Could be Making Students’ Anxiety Worse

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Peter DeCosta

The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students’ learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new…

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MSU’s Online Tool Helps Citizen Scientists Solve Community Problems

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
people working around a river

With proper training and recently launched online software and web-portal, citizen scientists can follow scientific-based practices to improve environmental decision-making and even secure funding to help solve environmental…

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College Job Market to Continue Torrid Pace

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Phil Gardner

The hiring of college graduates at all degree levels should be very strong in 2016-17, according to Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers…

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MSU Survey Says Starting Salaries Strong for College Grads

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
cover of recruiting trends report

College graduates landing new jobs this year should see some of the best starting salaries in a decade, predicts a Michigan State University survey of more than 4,300…

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Student-Authored Book to Help Professors Be Better Teachers

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Joe Grimm

In most college classrooms, it’s the professor who is in charge, holds all the cards, wields the power. And if a student has a problem with that professor,…

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MSU Project Helps Schools Find Most Effective Programs

Monday, September 19, 2016

One-third of Michigan’s public school administrators have nowhere to go for information about programs to help students deal with bullying, manage their emotions or build healthy relationships. That’s…

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Two MSU Scholars Get NSF Awards for STEM Initiatives

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Kylie Whyte and Leslie Gonzales

Two MSU researchers have received awards from the National Science Foundation’s NSF INCLUDES program, a first-year initiative aimed at increasing participation in STEM fields especially among underserved populations….

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National Education Reformers Target Local School Boards

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Sarah Reckhow and Rebecca Jacobsen

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…

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