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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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Too Much Classroom Help May Hurt Urban Black Males

Friday, August 19, 2016
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Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a…

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Head Start Benefits Children with Disabilities

Friday, August 5, 2016
Kristin Rispoli and Kyunghee Lee

Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in Head Start have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren’t in the federally funded program, indicates…

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MSU to Lead Multi-University Language Learning Effort

Friday, July 29, 2016
Susan Gass

Michigan State University will use a three-year $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead a multi-university research project to improve the teaching of less…

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Universities Should Tout Their Hispanic Status, Say Latino/a Students

Monday, July 25, 2016
Patricia Marin

The number and type of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) has been rising as a result of the increasing enrollment of Latino/a students in colleges and universities. Michigan State University’s…

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Better Parent-Teacher Engagement Can Improve K-12 Learning

Monday, July 25, 2016
Patricia Edwards

In her latest book—“New Ways to Engage Parents: Strategies and Tools for Teachers and Leaders, K-12,” published in May 2016 through Teachers College Press— Michigan State University’s Patricia…

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Teachers Like Common Core for Writing, Not Writing Tests

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Gary Troia

Teachers believe the Common Core standards in their states can improve how they teach writing, but they also find plenty of shortcomings with the standards – and with…

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