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Seven MSU Grad Programs Rank No. 1 Nationally

Friday, March 17, 2017
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Two more Michigan State University graduate programs – African history and supply chain – claimed top spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, giving MSU…

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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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Social Media Poses Threat to People with Intellectual Disabilities

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Marisa Fisher

People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan…

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Learning Improves When Every Student Gets a Laptop

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Binbin Zheng

Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new…

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Skills Training for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Michigan State University researchers Connie Sung, assistant professor, and June Chen, former Hegarty Fellow in the MSU DOCTRID program discuss “Soft Skills and Employment Readiness Skills Training for…

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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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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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MSU Funds New Autism Research Projects

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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In an effort to spur new approaches to research in autism, intellectual and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, Michigan State University (MSU) has awarded funding for six new, multi-disciplinary projects….

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