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New report: Most Michigan school districts will offer some in-person instruction

August 31, 2020
New report: Most Michigan school districts will offer some in-person instruction

Of Michigan’s 823 school districts that provided Return-to-Learn plans, 86% will offer some or all instruction in person at the beginning of the school year, according to a new report from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative.  Additionally, the report found that 59% of Michigan school districts are offering students at least the option to return to school five… Read More »

Report: What U.S. policymakers can learn from Michigan educators

August 14, 2020
Report: What U.S. policymakers can learn from Michigan educators

Lost instructional time, student trauma and limited access to meals and counseling topped the list of pandemic-related concerns by Michigan educators, according to a new report by Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC). To understand how Michigan educators responded during the transition to distance learning last spring, EPIC surveyed K-8 teachers and principals in traditional public… Read More »

Free support programs to help Michigan’s K-12 school districts

August 13, 2020
Free support programs to help Michigan’s K-12 school districts

Michigan State University has created a number of support programs and materials to help Michigan’s K-12 school districts prepare for online instruction this fall.  Among these programs is the Foundations of Successful Online Teaching & Learning series that was collaboratively developed by MSU’s Enhanced Digital Learning Initiative and Okemos Public Schools. This series is designed to help… Read More »

Stroupe co-edits book on preparing science teachers

August 10, 2020
Stroupe co-edits book on preparing science teachers

Michigan State University scholar David Stroupe is co-editor of a new book aiming to better prepare educators for ambitious and equitable science teaching. “Preparing Science Teachers Through Practice-Based Teacher Education” (Harvard Education Press) is the result of years of work surrounding and including teaching the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and ambitious science teaching. “Some… Read More »

Creativity and technology courses honored with MSU AT&T Awards

August 5, 2020
Creativity and technology courses honored with MSU AT&T Awards

Two Michigan State University College of Education courses were recognized for their implementation and use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. One course earned first place in the Best Fully Online category, and another earned an honorable mention with the 2020 AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Awards. “One of the key aspects of our course… Read More »

Report: Districts’ handling of spring school closings provide insights for fall reopening

July 30, 2020
Report: Districts’ handling of spring school closings provide insights for fall reopening

School location, family income and broadband internet access were critical factors in how well K-12 students adjusted to the COVID-19 shift from classroom to remote learning, according to a new report by Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC). Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered districts to craft Continuity of Learning plans when the pandemic forced Michigan to… Read More »

How to get a better workout during a pandemic

July 29, 2020
How to get a better workout during a pandemic

How can we stay motivated to exercise while COVID-19 keeps us physically isolated from fitness centers, and each other? New research from Michigan State University shows that working out with a stronger, computer-generated partner can help people ramp up their intensity, especially in the hardest parts of their routine. The study, published in the Journal… Read More »

MSU named among best globally for education

July 15, 2020
MSU named among best globally for education

As Michigan State University continues to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with an emphasis on protecting the health of all Spartans, the College of Education is pleased to share some good news. MSU is ranked No. 2 in the world for education, according to one widely used international ranking of universities. “I… Read More »

Williams named as chair of Educational Administration

July 14, 2020
Williams named as chair of Educational Administration

Education policy and leadership scholar Sheneka Williams became the chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University on July 1, 2020. She assumed the role from Professor Marilyn Amey, who is stepping down after 13 years in the position and will remain on the faculty. “Everyone that I connected with in the… Read More »

MSU receives $4M for new doctoral fellowships in education sciences

July 9, 2020
MSU receives $4M for new doctoral fellowships in education sciences

Michigan State University has received $4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare scholars who will help shape decisions affecting students and schools across the nation. The grant will provide fellowships, including tuition, living expenses and additional resources, for up to 21 doctoral students over five years. “We are excited for this opportunity… Read More »

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