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Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

Friday, February 17, 2017
Dorinda Carter Andrews and Dorothy Hines-Datiri

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools – an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new…

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MSU Project Helps Schools Find Most Effective Programs

Monday, September 19, 2016

One-third of Michigan’s public school administrators have nowhere to go for information about programs to help students deal with bullying, manage their emotions or build healthy relationships. That’s…

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Too Much Classroom Help May Hurt Urban Black Males

Friday, August 19, 2016
classroom

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a…

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Better Parent-Teacher Engagement Can Improve K-12 Learning

Monday, July 25, 2016
Patricia Edwards

In her latest book—“New Ways to Engage Parents: Strategies and Tools for Teachers and Leaders, K-12,” published in May 2016 through Teachers College Press— Michigan State University’s Patricia…

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New School-Evaluation Method Fails to Affect Housing Prices

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Scott Imberman

The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools – called “value-added” – does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University…

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Schools Failing to Address Biased Student Discipline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
blurry school hallway

School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students — in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the…

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