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Looking for the Long-Term Secret to STEM Success

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Researcher Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia started following a group of college students to learn if they would remain interested in science careers, and what types of experiences shape their attitudes. That was…

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MSU Researchers Develop Software Tool To Assess Children’s Phonological Awareness

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Understanding sounds in language is a critical building block for child literacy, yet this skill is often overlooked. Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a new software…

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How Teachers Can Use Social Media To Improve Learning This Fall

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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Social media platforms can play an important role for teaching students already hard-wired into the tools and for advancing teacher professional development, says a Michigan State University researcher…

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Tending to Young Children’s Mental Health During COVID-19

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Charis Wahman, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education, shares four research-based strategies to provide common school supports at home. COVID-19…

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MSU Program Provides Free Support to Caregivers of People with Autism

Friday, April 17, 2020
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Recognized each April, World Autism Month aims to increase awareness and acceptance of people with autism. Spartan Caregiver Support, a new Michigan State University program is providing free…

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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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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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How Collaboration Can Improve Mental Health Treatment Outcomes

Saturday, June 1, 2019
How collaboration can improve mental health treatment outcomes

There needs to be a greater emphasis on collaboration across home, school and physician offices when administering medications to treat mental health problems in school-aged populations, says a…

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Employing Young Adults with Autism

Monday, April 1, 2019
Young Adults, Employment, Autism

When Anthony Capriglione was at Michigan State University he had a difficult time adjusting to the new environment, working in groups and communicating with peers and teachers due…

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The ‘Invisible Hand’ Doesn’t Control Markets

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Traditionally, many economists presume markets are influenced by the “invisible hand” theory. New research from Michigan State University found a disruptor has turned this long-held concept – perpetuated…

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