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Kinesiology undergraduates earn first prizes at UURAF

May 5, 2021
Kinesiology undergraduates earn first prizes at UURAF

Two kinesiology undergraduate students were among those who received awards at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). For 23 years, Michigan State University has hosted UURAF for undergraduate students to showcase their research and scholarly activity. Held virtually in 2021 from April 15-19, the event featured asynchronous pre-recorded poster, oral and performance or… Read More »

Kinesiology doctoral student earns national honor

April 27, 2021
Kinesiology doctoral student earns national honor

Jill Kochanek, a doctoral student in Michigan State University’s Kinesiology program, was named the winner of the American Kinesiology Association’s 2021 Doctoral Scholar Award. The prestigious honor, based on recommendations by faculty in kinesiology programs across the U.S., celebrates one scholar each year for their distinguished academic, leadership and service record. “Jill’s work is at… Read More »

New book focuses on principal development and support

April 20, 2021
New book focuses on principal development and support

Learning environments require many components to be successful. Michigan State University’s Madeline Mavrogordato wants to make sure one vital component is not overlooked: the quality of principal leadership.   Her new book “Exploring Principal Development and Teacher Outcomes: How Principals Can Strengthen Instruction, Teacher Retention, and Student Achievement” examines how supporting school principals promotes effective… Read More »

AERA 2021: At a Glance

April 14, 2021
AERA 2021: At a Glance

Faculty, graduate students and alumni from the Michigan State University College of Education shared research throughout the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting. Several were also recognized for their exemplary work. Below, learn about some of the honorees during 2021’s virtual conference. Leadership roles Sheneka Williams, chair of the MSU Department of Educational Administration,… Read More »

Leaders in education: MSU ranked #1 in U.S.

March 30, 2021
Leaders in education: MSU ranked #1 in U.S.

The Michigan State University College of Education has been named No. 1 in the nation for four of its graduate programs in education. The latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report have named MSU’s programs in elementary and secondary education best in the nation for the 27th consecutive year, as well as a… Read More »

Austin recommended as interim dean of MSU College of Education

March 23, 2021
Austin recommended as interim dean of MSU College of Education

University Distinguished Professor Ann E. Austin will be recommended for the position of interim dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, beginning on July 1, 2021. Austin will step into the role after Dean Robert E. Floden returns to the faculty for a final year leading up to his retirement. She is expected… Read More »

Five Spartans receive university awards for leadership, teaching

March 23, 2021
Five Spartans receive university awards for leadership, teaching

Five Spartans from the College of Education have received honors for their distinguished teaching, research and leadership at Michigan State University. Four of these recognitions are part of the annual All-University Awards, celebrating faculty and graduate students. In addition, Department of Kinesiology Chair Alan L. Smith received the Simmons Chivukula Award for Academic Leadership from… Read More »

MSU joins statewide collaboration to provide free PD to teachers

March 17, 2021
MSU joins statewide collaboration to provide free PD to teachers

Michigan State University is part of a statewide collaboration to provide online professional learning modules for Michigan’s teachers. The goal is to outline current research and best practices for educators teaching remotely. Each of the project’s contributors—MSU’s College of Education, University of Michigan’s School of Education and Michigan Virtual—will share expertise in 6-9 free modules… Read More »

Pre-pandemic literacy has improved but will students be retained?

March 15, 2021
Pre-pandemic literacy has improved but will students be retained?

Third grade literacy has improved in Michigan according to a new report on Michigan’s Read by Grade 3 law from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, the strategic research partner of the Michigan Department of Education. But progress is threatened because of insufficient targeted funding and concerns that students have fallen behind during the COVID-19… Read More »

Frank elected to National Academy of Education

March 12, 2021
Frank elected to National Academy of Education

Michigan State University Professor Kenneth Frank has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Frank is the MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics with appointments in Measurement and Quantitative Methods, Sociology and Fisheries and Wildlife. He was one of 22 new members announced in… Read More »