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New School-Evaluation Method Fails to Affect Housing Prices

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Scott Imberman

The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools – called “value-added” – does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University…

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$1.5 Million Gift Will Make MSU a Leader in Holocaust Studies

Thursday, September 10, 2015
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Michigan State University’s newly created William and Audrey Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, funded by a $1.5 million private gift, will be one…

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MSU to Study Education in Developing Countries

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Michigan State University researcher Amita Chudgar is leading an effort to better understand why students in developing countries don’t attend and stay in school. Chudgar received a $200,000…

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Who’s Choosing Schools of Choice in Michigan?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Students who participate in Michigan’s increasingly popular schools of choice program are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers, indicates new research led…

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Job Services Needed for Young People with Autism

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan…

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Social Networking Can Aid Complex Learning

Monday, June 29, 2015
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Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study,…

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Stroke Rehab Study to Use Virtual Reality

Monday, June 15, 2015
students in Moter Learning and Rehabilitation Engineering Lab

Researchers from Michigan State University and Sparrow Health System have been awarded $50,000 by the Center for Innovation and Research to study ways to improve stroke rehabilitation. The…

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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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