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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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Education Researchers Named Top National Influencers

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Educational Researchers Collage

Six Michigan State University faculty earned national recognition for their influential research. With expertise spanning from economics to sociology, these MSU researchers are among 200 scholars from across…

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MSU Joins Research Partnership to Improve Michigan Schools

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Strunk and Cowen

Michigan State University is part of a new research partnership designed to improve K-12 public schools statewide. Announced today, the Michigan Education Research Institute, or MERI, is a…

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Less Than a Quarter of Detroit Students Attend Schools Near Home

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Joshua Cowen

Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for…

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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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Michigan’s Homeless Children Perform Far Worse in School

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Joshua Cowen

More than 18,000 homeless students in Michigan perform far worse in school than peers who face other forms of disadvantage, according to research from a Michigan State University…

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