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Developing Future Educational Leaders: Smith Named Fulbright Scholar

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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How can a country redevelop its schools? That challenge is at the center of a Fulbright Scholar award to BetsAnn Smith, associate professor in the Department of Educational…

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$2M in Grants to Develop Computing-Integrated Teaching for K-12

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Michigan State University scholars will help more teachers integrate computational thinking lessons into classrooms, thanks to more than $2 million in research funding. Professor Aman Yadav is principal…

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Education Researchers Named Top National Influencers

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Five Michigan State University faculty earned national recognition for their influential research in the field of education. With expertise spanning from economics to sociology, these MSU researchers are…

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MSU Research Improves Decision Making Skills of Behavior Technicians

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Research from Michigan State University could make daily decisions for professionals who work with children with autism faster and more effective. “We have created a guide for practitioners…

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MSU Alumna Named Rhodes Scholar

Monday, November 25, 2019
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Anna Esenther, a 2019 Michigan State University graduate, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. She is the 20th Rhodes Scholar from MSU. An Honors College graduate, Esenther holds…

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Bridging Communication Gaps for those with Disabilities

Monday, November 18, 2019
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For those with developmental disabilities and communication challenges, struggling to interact with others can be an extremely frustrating and isolating experience. Social scientist Sarah Douglas, an assistant professor…

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Smart People May Learn Music Faster

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a Michigan State University study that investigated the early stages of…

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Assigning Workers to New Networks Boosts Sustainability

Friday, November 8, 2019
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Organizations looking to lead quests for sustainability can train troops within their ranks, but the traditional boundaries like experience, seniority and departments aren’t where the payoffs lie. Social…

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Should Preschool Writing be More Communication and Less ABCs?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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Writing instruction in early education should be about more than letter formation and penmanship, argue Michigan State University researchers who found preschool teachers don’t often encourage writing for…

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Research Aims To Improve Job Placement Outcomes For Project SEARCH Grads

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or IDD, in Michigan generally have a higher rate of unemployment than their peers across other states. At Michigan State University, researchers…

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