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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 »

Bryan Beverly Wins 2022 Outstanding Supervisor Award

November 22, 2022
Bryan Beverly Wins 2022 Outstanding Supervisor Award

Bryan Beverly, director of the Office of K-12 Outreach at the College of Education is a recipient of the Outstanding Supervisor Award at Michigan State University. For Beverly, who oversees close to 30 staff members, the award comes as a great honor, but he believes would not have been possible without the dedication from his… Read More »

Carter Andrews receives Educator of the Year Award from Lansing’s NAACP branch

November 8, 2022
Carter Andrews receives Educator of the Year Award from Lansing’s NAACP branch

Michigan State University Professor Dorinda Carter Andrews received the Educator of the Year Award from the Lansing branch of the NAACP on October 22, 2022. The annual award is among those given by the organization to recognize individuals and organizations who help promote NAACP’s mission. Their mission includes achieving equity, political rights and social inclusion… Read More »

Flennaugh named interim associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion

November 3, 2022
Flennaugh named interim associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion

Associate Professor Terry Flennaugh, a recognized scholar of and advocate for improving urban education, has been appointed interim associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the Michigan State University College of Education.  Flennaugh began in the role on Nov. 1, 2022. He succeeds Professor Terah Venzant Chambers, who held the role since April 2020;… 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 »

Covassin inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

October 26, 2022
Covassin inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Tracey Covassin, a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, was elected as a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK).   Through their research and leadership contributions, NAK Fellows are noted for how they have progressed the study of human movement. Covassin was one of 18 scholars inducted in 2022.  “Membership in… Read More »

Fellowship will train next generation of special education, rehabilitation counselor education scholars

October 24, 2022
Fellowship will train next generation of special education, rehabilitation counselor education scholars

A collaborative fellowship between Michigan State University and Pennsylvania State University will train doctoral students who are interested in pursuing faculty positions to support underserved individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities from marginalized backgrounds.   Funded by a more than $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, the Project… 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 »

MSU’s First Steps Initiative provides support for children with autism

September 19, 2022
MSU’s First Steps Initiative provides support for children with autism

When a child is diagnosed with autism, caretakers may consider placing them in a supportive clinical setting for youth to learn and grow. Youth can learn to thrive in these environments, such as with the successful MSU Early Learning Institute. However, waitlists to get into such placements can take months or even years—and during that… Read More »