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Venzant Chambers publishes book on “Racial Opportunity Cost”

January 4, 2023
Venzant Chambers publishes book on “Racial Opportunity Cost”

There is a scene in a book recently published by Michigan State University Professor Terah Venzant Chambers that shows how one moment can completely alter how a person interacts in a classroom environment, perhaps permanently. In this example, “Makayla,” a Black Advanced Placement (AP) student, drops a pencil. Makayla picks it up and says: “It… Read More »

Book supports early educators and learners in best literacy practices

November 28, 2022
Book supports early educators and learners in best literacy practices

Associate Professor Tanya S. Wright is the lead author of a new professional book that aims to improve literacy learning for children from birth through age 5.   The book, “Literacy Learning for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Key Practices for Educators,” is available now through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  … Read More »

Venzant Chambers named MSU Graduate School associate dean

November 2, 2022
Venzant Chambers named MSU Graduate School associate dean

Michigan State University Professor Terah Venzant Chambers was named the associate dean for the Graduate School in August 2022. Venzant Chambers, who will maintain her faculty role in the College of Education, was previously the college’s associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.   In the new role, she is the key contact for graduate… Read More »

MSU joins $7.5M grant to expand open-access science, literacy elementary curriculum

October 20, 2022
MSU joins $7.5M grant to expand open-access science, literacy elementary curriculum

Scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education are joining a multi-state effort to develop, distribute and evaluate open-access elementary science and literacy curricula and professional development materials. The OpenSciEd consortium project, led by Northwestern University, shares $7.5 million across six partner institutions; MSU’s sub-contract is for $1.5 million. Leading the work at MSU… Read More »

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 »