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Honing Children’s Language and Literacy Skills

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Children reading

If parents want to help their children develop language and literacy at a young age, reading bedtime stories together isn’t the only key to success. Research from Michigan…

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Study Finds Educational ‘Growth Mindset’ Interventions Aren’t Effective

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Classroom

A new study co-authored by researchers at Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University found that “growth mindset interventions,” or programs that teach students they can improve their intelligence…

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Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Monday, April 16, 2018

Professor of teacher education Angela Calabrese Barton is being honored for making a real, sustained impact in practice as the recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Exemplary…

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Researchers honored by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Riyad Shahjahan, associate professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE), was elected to the CIES Board of Directors for a three-year term, beginning after the 2018 conference. The Board of…

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2019 U.S. News and World Reports Ranks Five MSU Grad Programs No. 1

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Erickson Hall is home to the College of Education, which has a new No. 1 graduate program for 2019. Photo by Derrick L. Turner

Five Michigan State University graduate programs have been ranked No. 1 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools release. Once again, the College of Education’s elementary…

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Digital Scholarship Lab First of Its Kind in U.S.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Designed for multi-disciplinary use, Michigan State University’s Digital Scholarship Lab is the first in the United States to have an Igloo Vision visualization cylinder, which provides a shared experience in…

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MSU Scholars Help Lead Statewide Literacy Project

Monday, January 8, 2018
Tanya Wright and Laura Tortorelli

Michigan State University researchers are providing leadership in a new statewide effort to improve literacy. Tanya Wright helped write the preschool and K-3 Literacy Essentials outlining evidence-based teaching practices that…

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Social Media Enhances Political Participation

Friday, January 5, 2018
ComArtSci's Kjerstin Thorson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations

Kjerstin Thorson, assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, conducts research on the role of digital and social media in promoting—or hindering—political engagement. (See video…

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MSU Video Game Designer Named ‘Human of the Year’

Friday, January 5, 2018

Recognized for her foundational work as an Indigenous video game designer, MSU Assistant Professor Elizabeth LaPensée was selected by the multimedia science and tech publication, Motherboard, as a “Human of the Year,”…

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MSU Leads Effort to Boost Preschoolers’ Writing Skills

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Hope Gerde

Working with preschool classrooms in Flint, Michigan, and Atlanta, a Michigan State University scholar is leading a federally funded initiative to improve young students’ writing skills. The $1.5…

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