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Education Researchers Named Top National Influencers

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Beaumont Tower on a cold winter morning with snow in the trees and on the ground.

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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First Report Issued on Michigan Partnership Model of School Reform

Monday, October 7, 2019

The first independent report on Michigan’s Partnership Model for school reform finds “modest but potentially positive results” after one year of implementation. The report, from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation…

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2K to 5K Students Would Repeat Third Grade if Reading Law Took Effect

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Four young boys reading books on a blue rug while laying down.

If Michigan’s controversial Read by Grade 3 law went into effect today, it’s estimated between 2% and 5% – or 2,000-5,000 students – would be retained to repeat…

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MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative to Launch National School Choice Research Center

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Katharine Strunk and Joshua Cowen

Michigan State University is part of a new national research center on school choice policy. The National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice, or REACH, funded…

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New MSU Effort to Improve Educational Policy Decisions

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Katharine Strunk and Joshua Cowen

Michigan State University has launched a new effort to improve K-12 education for students in the state and nation by delivering objective, timely research findings directly to decision…

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