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MSU working to increase career paths for individuals with disabilities with $15.8M grant

October 21, 2021
MSU working to increase career paths for individuals with disabilities with $15.8M grant

Michigan State University is teaming up with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to create new pathways for individuals with disabilities—particularly those from underrepresented racial groups—to pursue high-demand careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine, known as STEMM. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the partnership through a $15.8 million grant from the U.S.… Read More »

Documentary uses refugee stories to connect cultures and shape learning

October 19, 2021
Documentary uses refugee stories to connect cultures and shape learning

Michigan State University’s Carrie Symons wants to amplify the voices of refugees and immigrants in the United States. She hopes a new documentary and free complementary teaching materials will help the next generation of students better understand the realities refugees face—and use that information to better shape our global future. “This film and teaching materials… Read More »

Bowman edits “Oxford Handbook on U.S. Education Law”

September 30, 2021
Bowman edits “Oxford Handbook on U.S. Education Law”

Kristine Bowman, a Michigan State University expert in education law and policy, is the editor of a comprehensive new handbook for K-12 educators, policymakers and scholars. The first-edition of the “Oxford Handbook on U.S. Education Law” includes foundational overviews, deep-rooted insights on various topics and a look toward the future. “We wanted this volume to… Read More »

Community Scrapbook welcomes Spartans back to campus

September 13, 2021
Community Scrapbook welcomes Spartans back to campus

As Spartans return to on-campus teaching, learning and living, the Michigan State University College of Education has debuted a community-led exhibit to reflect on the past several months and look toward the future. The College of Education Community Pandemic Scrapbook, based in Erickson Hall and in a digital format, features a myriad of ways for… Read More »

Bouck named interim associate dean for research

September 1, 2021
Bouck named interim associate dean for research

Professor Emily Bouck, a leading scholar of special education, has been appointed interim associate dean for research in the Michigan State University College of Education. Bouck will serve in the role during a transitionary period. University Distinguished Professor Ann Austin, who has been responsible for overseeing research in the college, is currently serving as interim… Read More »

MSU reports find 3,661 third-grade students flagged for retention; overall slower learning gains during pandemic

August 31, 2021
MSU reports find 3,661 third-grade students flagged for retention; overall slower learning gains during pandemic

New research reports from Michigan State University find that Michigan students’ learning gains were slower during the pandemic with more than 3,000 students identified as needing to repeat third grade due to low reading scores. The reports are from MSU’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, or EPIC, the strategic research partner of the Michigan Department of… Read More »

MSU researchers are creating a tool to improve students’ writing. Here’s how.

August 17, 2021
MSU researchers are creating a tool to improve students’ writing. Here’s how.

What if there was a tool for teachers to determine exactly what support students need to improve their writing? Enter the Writing Architect, a web-based instrument developed to bridge the gap between student writing skills and instructional decision-making. Michigan State University’s Adrea Truckenmiller, creator of the Writing Architect, will use a more than $1.5 million… Read More »

Can we retrain the brain to improve health outcomes after sport injury?

July 20, 2021
Can we retrain the brain to improve health outcomes after sport injury?

Fearful of returning to sport after an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury? Clear your mind. Focus. Be present. But does this actually work? Research led by the Department of Kinesiology’s Shelby Baez and funded by the National Institutes of Health will explore how mindfulness, or focusing oneself in the present moment, can help athletes who… Read More »

“When can I play again?” Research broadens timeline of concussion recovery for high school athletes

July 15, 2021
“When can I play again?” Research broadens timeline of concussion recovery for high school athletes

High school athletes are taking longer to return to sport following concussions, according to research from Michigan State University. The findings are an important element of keeping athletes safe. “We’ve seen in previous research that many high school athletes—almost 50%—have lied about symptoms because they don’t want to miss playing time, don’t want to let… Read More »