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Katharine Strunk

Report: How Are Michigan Students Learning During The Pandemic?

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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A new report from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, the strategic research partner of the Michigan Department of Education, shows that even though the majority of Michigan school districts…

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MSU Report Finds Low-Performing Schools Are Making Progress

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Michigan’s lowest-performing schools are making progress in some student and teacher outcomes, according to the second independent report on the Partnership Model for school reform from Michigan State…

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Report: Districts Handling Of Spring School Closings Provide Insights For Fall Reopening

Thursday, July 30, 2020
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School location, family income and broadband internet access were critical factors in how well K-12 students adjusted to the COVID-19 shift from classroom to remote learning, according to…

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Report: States Face Daunting Challenges to Address COVID-19 School Closures

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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As the COVID-19 crisis has caused nearly all K-12 public schools nationwide to suspend face-to-face instruction, millions of students are losing opportunities to learn and state governments 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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How Does a Recession Affect Public School Students?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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If the predicted economic downturn comes to fruition, many public schools will find their already stressed budgets squeezed even more. And, as a result, many administrators will head…

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MSU, State Partner to Study Competency-Based Education

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Michigan State University researchers will help the State of Michigan develop a new student-centered approach to learning with a $1.5 million in private grant funding from the William…

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MSU Joins Research Partnership to Improve Michigan Schools

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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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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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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