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Friday, September 20, 2019

Are college students better off taking larger or smaller loans?

Professor Susan Dynarski wrote an article for The New York Times’ Economic View column that explains the connection between student loan amounts and default rates. Read more »

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Friday, September 20, 2019

SOE faculty members Dynarski and O’Connor awarded University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorships

Nine University of Michigan professors have been named the inaugural recipients of University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorships. Two are from the SOE. Read more »

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Friday, September 13, 2019

The School at Marygrove opened the doors to its first class on September 3

Students were greeted by faculty, staff, and graduate students from the U-M School of Education, Detroit Public Schools Community District (including members of the school board), Marygrove College, Starfish Family Services, and the Kresge Foundation. Read more »

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Friday, September 13, 2019

SecMAC Alumna Katie Torkelson-Regan is announced as 2019 Knowles Teaching Fellow

Secondary Master of Arts with Certification (SecMAC) graduate Katie Torkelson-Regan (AM '18, TeachCert '18) was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2019 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. Read more »

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

CEDER’s Darin Stockdill collaborates on teacher workshop “Global Intersections: Middle Eastern Diaspora and Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean”

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) at the University of Michigan partnered with U-M Museum of Art to host a four-hour teacher workshop entitled, “Global Intersections: Middle Eastern Diaspora and Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Read more »

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Don Peurach reflects on academic innovation in new blog post

Professor Don Peurach contributed to the Center for Academic Innovation’s “30 Blogs in 30 Days” series. Read more »

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Four SOE students honored as CEW+ scholars

The Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) has announced the winners of its 2019–20 scholarships. Read more »

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Educational studies doctoral student co-founds advocacy group to oppose controversial third grade retention law

In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, doctoral student Gabriel DellaVecchia commented on Michigan’s new law that requires the retention of third grade students who are not reading at grade level. Read more »

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Michael Bastedo’s research cited in NYT investigation into what college admissions offices really want

Professor Michael Bastedo’s research regarding the influence of college rankings on admissions was cited in The New York Times article “What College Admissions Offices Really Want.” Read more »

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Ed Silver and CEDER team receive grant from Bosch Community Fund for BE3ST Teacher Grant Program Partnership

The University of Michigan School of Education (SOE) will continue its work in developing a multi-component response to the needs of the Bosch Community Fund in regard to initiatives that support teacher access to the resources necessary to implement evidence-informed, high-quality STEM teaching practices and improve K-12 STEM education. Read more »

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Friday, August 30, 2019

TeachingWorks launches online repository of curriculum materials for teacher educators

TeachingWorks has officially launched the TeachingWorks Resource Library, a free, online collection of practice-based curriculum materials for teacher educators to use for preparing novice teachers. Read more »

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

CEDER awarded grant by the State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget to conduct MiSTEM evaluation

The Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research was awarded a grant by the State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget to conduct the MiSTEM Advisory Council Grant Return on Investment Impact Study. Read more »

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Rosario-Ramos’ OpEd in 80grados examines legacy of Rosselló education policy

The piece, “Legado cuestionable de la política educativa de Ricardo Rosselló,” discusses the educational legacy of Rosselló with his educational reform remaining in place even after his departure. Read more »

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Monday, August 26, 2019

ES doctoral student Darrius Robinson wins Munger Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Third-year doctoral student and Rackham Merit Fellow Darrius Robinson was awarded first place and the people’s choice award in the Munger Three-Minute Thesis Competition on August 22. Read more »

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Elizabeth Moje discusses troubling and inequitable trend to staff Michigan classrooms with long-term substitutes

Journalists Ron French and Mike Wilkinson of Bridge Magazine interviewed Dean Elizabeth Birr Moje as they examined the implications of hiring long-term substitutes for the state’s already-struggling schools. Read more »

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