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Friday, March 15, 2019

Deborah Rivas-Drake co-publishes book about discussing race, ethnicity, and identity with teens

With co-author Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Professor Deborah Rivas-Drake has published a book titled Below the Surface: Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity. Read more »

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Christina Weiland discusses play-based learning in a new documentary

A new documentary, produced by WTTW Channel 11 and the Midwest Early Childhood Research Alliance at REL Midwest, tackles the question “what can kindergarteners gain from play-based learning?” Read more »

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SOE remains atop 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings

U.S. News and World Report announced their 2020 rankings of Best Graduate Schools on March 12. According to the Best Education Schools rankings, the University of Michigan School of Education rose to #11 overall and #3 among public universities. Read more »

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Nell Duke in The 74: do standards and project-based learning go hand in hand?

Kate Stringer, Senior Writer and Digital Producer for The 74 interviewed Dr. Nell Duke for the article “Do Standards and Project-Based Learning Go Hand in Hand?” Read more »

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Literacy expert Nell Duke argues for more science and social studies education

Developed at the request of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Social Studies Collaborative, Dr. Nell Duke created a video that makes the case, from the perspective of a literacy researcher, for devoting more time to science and social studies education in the elementary grades. Read more »

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Cathy Reischl hosts international delegation of English Language Education faculty

Faculty participants from Cambodia, Estonia, Mexico, Mongolia, Panama, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Thailand visited the SOE as part of an international TESOL/U.S. State Department Exchange Program titled "Administrator Best Practices that Support Student-focused Teaching, Autonomy, and Leadership." Read more »

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Saturday, March 09, 2019

Alumnus Adam Hellebuyck chosen as Michigan History Teacher of the Year

Secondary MAC alumnus Adam Hellebuyck (MA '07) was chosen as the 2018 Michigan History Teacher of the Year by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Read more »

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

John Burkhardt receives 2019 Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

John Burkhardt is receiving the Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) at the 2019 annual AAHHE conference held in Costa Mesa, California. Read more »

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Professor Michaela Zint named 2019 Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Professor Michaela Zint is one of six faculty members to be recognized as a 2019 Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. Read more »

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Alumnus Christian Fischer receives Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award

SOE Alumnus Christian Fischer (PhD ’17) has been honored with the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award Read more »

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Nell Duke discusses potential legislation mandating kindergarten in Detroit News article

Professor Nell Duke was quoted in an article by Jennifer Chambers of The Detroit News. Read more »

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CPEP student Seanna Leath’s reflections on being a parent and a student published in Inside Higher Education

Doctoral candidate Seanna Leath’s essay on the intersection of poverty and privilege appeared in Inside Higher Ed’s Conditionally Accepted column. Read more »

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Saturday, February 09, 2019

John Burkhardt and National Forum awarded grant by MCAN for efforts to improve college access for undocumented students

John Burkhardt and the National Forum received a grant titled “Enhancing College Access Resources for Undocumented Students,” funded by the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). Read more »

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Stephen DesJardins and CEDER receive grant from Department of Education and State of Michigan to continue GEAR UP evaluation

An evaluation team from the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER), led by Stephen DesJardins, received a grant titled “GEAR UP CEDER Evaluation Extension” funded by the State of Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development and the U. S. Department of Education. Read more »

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Christina Weiland quoted in The New York Times regarding the measurement of teaching quality in Head Start programs

Professor Christina Weiland was quoted in a February 4 article in The New York Times written by Jason DeParle. “Cleaner Classrooms and Rising Scores: With Tighter Oversight, Head Start Shows Gains” follows the regulation and oversight of Head Start programs, which were founded in 1965. Read more »

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