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

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Student and teacher working on a laptop.

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
Erickson Hall framed by spring blossoms.

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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The ‘Invisible Hand’ Doesn’t Control Markets

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Stock Market

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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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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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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