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Schools Failing to Address Biased Student Discipline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students — in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the…

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MSU Receives $5M Grant to Improve Elementary Science Teaching

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Two Girls (10-12) Looking at a Rack of Test Tubes

Michigan State University researchers and their partners plan to create a model for teaching elementary students science while also improving their skills in math, reading and writing. The…

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America’s Best Teachers Get Creative

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

While U.S. educational policy emphasizes high-stakes testing and scripted lessons, the best teachers in the business are taking creative risks – often drawing from their own interests and…

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MSU Leads $7 Million Effort to Improve Science Teaching

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Two girl students looking at test tubes

A Michigan State University professor created a successful model for teaching middle- and high-school students about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change. Now, Charles W. “Andy”…

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Five MSU Graduate Programs Ranked #1

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Graduate Schools publication recently bestowed No. 1 rankings on five graduate programs: elementary education, secondary education, rehabilitation counseling, organizational psychology and…

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New Common Core Tool for Teachers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Michigan State University researcher William Schmidt has created a free web-based tool to help American educators teach the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. Although the majority of…

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Kinesiology Ramps Up Research on the Brain-Body Connection

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Young man with electrodes study on head

Note:  The following is a feature story from the College of Education’s New Educator Magazine. Five case studies are available. There have been many changes in the Department…

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MSU to Help Students Learn Genomics and Evolution

Monday, October 27, 2014
DNA

The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach…

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A Musician Never Rests — Rodney Whitaker

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rodney Whitaker, professor of jazz double bass and director of jazz studies at the Michigan State University College of Music, is one of the leading performers and teachers…

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Cadavers Beat Computers for Learning Anatomy

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Roseth Cadaver Simulation

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…

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