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MSU report: Current state policies are failing Michigan’s rural schools and communities

September 19, 2022
MSU report: Current state policies are failing Michigan’s rural schools and communities

A new report from Michigan State University finds that Michigan’s education policy reforms over the past two decades have largely ignored rural schools and thereby failed to support needed community development. The three-year-long study asked superintendents in 25 rural school districts across the state to identify the most problematic areas where current policies do not provide opportunities… Read More »

In memoriam: Gabriel R. Serna

September 8, 2022
In memoriam: Gabriel R. Serna

Michigan State University Assistant Professor Gabriel R. Serna passed away on Aug. 17, 2022. Serna joined the college in 2018 as a member of the Department of Educational Administration’s Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) unit. His research used quantitative approaches with a deeply critical perspective to examine higher education economics, finance and policy. “A… Read More »

MSU scholars: How to add number talks to special education mathematics classrooms

August 25, 2022
MSU scholars: How to add number talks to special education mathematics classrooms

Number talks are a tool used in K-12 classrooms to engage students in mathematical learning and reasoning. While increasingly being used in general education classrooms, it is not often employed in special education classrooms. MSU College of Education scholars have developed suggestions on how educators can incorporate number talks into special education classrooms sustainably and… Read More »

Greenhow, Koehler examine challenges and opportunities for online learning

August 22, 2022
Greenhow, Koehler examine challenges and opportunities for online learning

In March 2020, COVID-19 suddenly forced school administrators, educators, students and caregivers into a new modality of teaching and learning. In a matter of hours, schooling as the world knew it changed—forever.   Michigan State University scholars Christine Greenhow and Matthew Koehler edited a special issue of the Educational Psychologist examining how the pandemic impacted schooling,… Read More »

MSU collaboration to improve health care support for rural veterans

August 19, 2022
MSU collaboration to improve health care support for rural veterans

Leaders from the Michigan State University College of Education and the Michigan Center for Rural Health are partnering on a project to support rural veterans with and without disabilities. The Improving Rural Enrollment, Access and Healthcare in Rural Veterans, or I-REACH Project, aims to improve access to needed health care services and better the coordination of care.  … Read More »

Panteleimon Ekkekakis becomes chair of the Department of Kinesiology

August 9, 2022
Panteleimon Ekkekakis becomes chair of the Department of Kinesiology

Panteleimon “Paddy” Ekkekakis, an internationally renowned exercise psychology scholar, became the chair of the Department of Kinesiology on August 1, 2022.   Ekkekakis, a third-generation educator, was formerly a faculty member at Iowa State University, which he had joined in 2000. He has a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in addition… Read More »

Globally recognized: MSU named #2 in world for education

August 4, 2022
Globally recognized: MSU named #2 in world for education

For the third year in a row, Michigan State University has been named #2 in the world for education, according to one widely used international ranking of universities.  “These rankings illuminate the dedicated, impactful work of scholars across our college and institution who are addressing challenges in global education,” said Jerlando F. L. Jackson, dean… Read More »

MSU joins international study to assess impact of COVID-19 on physical activity, mental health

July 25, 2022
MSU joins international study to assess impact of COVID-19 on physical activity, mental health

Michigan State University is leading an international study with collaborators to understand the relationship between physical activity and the mental and respiratory health of individuals living in three regions of Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “This collaboration illustrates what private sector and higher education partnerships could do to address global challenges,” said MSU Associate Professor… Read More »

Pfeiffer named director of Institute for the Study of Youth Sports 

July 18, 2022
Pfeiffer named director of Institute for the Study of Youth Sports 

Professor Karin Allor Pfeiffer has been selected as the director of the Michigan State University Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, effective August 1, 2022. She will assume the position from Professor Dan Gould, who is retiring after 23 years at MSU in August.   The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports is comprised… Read More »