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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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MSU’s Juzwik Gets Michigan English Teachers Award

Monday, December 4, 2017
Mary Juzwik

Mary Juzwik, a Michigan State University professor, was recently honored with the 2017 Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, or MCTE. Juzwik, a…

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MSU Scholar Gets $2.7M to Improve Undergrad STEM Education

Monday, December 4, 2017
Ann Austin

As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campuses in order…

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Robot Learning Improves Student Engagement

Monday, December 4, 2017
Christine Greenhow, right, an associate professor of education at MSU, said the university's pioneering robot-learning class offers advantages over remote learning through traditional videoconferencing.

The first-ever study of Michigan State University’s pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and…

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Student Author Urges Others to Pursue College ‘Purpose’

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Dachana Blaydes

DaChana Blaydes, Broad College of Business student (BA Human Resources Management ’18), understands the struggle college students feel when balancing academics, extra-curricular activities, career development, financial literacy, and wellness. Using her personal…

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MSU Scholars Aim to Improve Computer Science in the Classroom

Friday, November 17, 2017
Aman Yadav

A team of scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education will develop new methods to enhance computer science education in schools. The collaboration is funded by a nearly…

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Can Tablets Help Kindergartners Learn Math?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
WKAR, MSU and the Lansing School District launched the Playtime Pad Research Project at Kendon Elementary School! Lansing, Michigan. 11/13/2017. Photo Credit: Amanda Pinckney/WKAR-MSU

By the end of December, all kindergartners in the Lansing School District – more than 1,000 – will receive a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad thanks to a partnership…

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