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Five MSU Graduate Programs Ranked #1

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
MSU Beaumont Tower

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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Matthew Pontifex: Exercise and the Connection to Cognition

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Matthew Pontifex made news when he showed for the first time that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can better…

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Studying ‘How Language Grows’

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spend just a bit of time with MSU Professor of Spanish & Second Language Studies Bill VanPatten, and it comes as no surprise that he calls himself a…

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High-Stakes Testing, Lack of Voice Driving Teachers Out

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Elementary Teacher Reading to Students

Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing,…

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Exercise Before School May Reduce ADHD Symptoms in Kids

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Children running

Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A…

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