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Friday, August 02, 2019

Elizabeth Moje receives a National Science Foundation grant to expand STEM educator preparation

Dr. Elizabeth Moje received a grant titled “Improving STEM undergraduate teacher education and developing the STEM profession through institutional transformation,” which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more »

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Friday, August 02, 2019

Teaching the teachers: Tackling inequity in the classroom, preparing teachers to teach to all

Before Mulick Park Elementary School principal Thomas Standifer II joined the University of Michigan’s TeachingWorks collaboration with Kent County educators, he had a very different approach to teaching. Read more »

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Enid Rosario Ramos and Awilda Rodriguez call for separation between Puerto Rico’s politics and its education system

In an op-ed piece titled “#RickyRenuncia: Dismantling the Puerto Rican plutocracy’s hold on the island’s educational institutions,” Drs. Enid Rosario Ramos and Awilda Rodriguez discussed the effects of contentious politics on Puerto Rico’s education. Read more »

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Nell Duke challenges controversial mandatory retention policies for third grade students

Professor Nell Duke challenged the justification for mandatory retention policies in a story on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Read more »

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Elizabeth Moje interviewed about Flint's new “balanced” calendars

Flint Community Schools will be starting their academic year sooner, ending it later, and holding six breaks throughout the year. Read more »

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Deborah Rivas-Drake’s book Below the Surface: Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity wins APA award

Professor Deborah Rivas-Drake has won the Eleanor Maccoby Book Award for her co-authored book. Read more »

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Monday, July 15, 2019

CSHPE and ES doctoral students selected as 2019 Ma Scholars

SOE doctoral students Yiran Chen and Naivedya Parakkal have been recognized by Rackham Graduate School as 2019 Ma Scholars. Read more »

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Friday, July 05, 2019

Michelle Bellino discusses successes and challenges for Kenyan refugees seeking higher education

In a piece for The Conversation, Dr. Michelle Bellino explained the need for refugees across Kenya to have more access to higher education. Read more »

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Friday, July 05, 2019

Matthew Diemer honored with 2019 CSES Award for Emerging Leadership in Psychology

In recognition of his scholarship, contributions, and community engagement related to the understanding of counseling and educational psychology, Dr. Matthew Diemer has received the 2019 CSES Award for Emerging Leadership in Psychology. Read more »

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

CSHPE student Jarell Skinner-Roy writes about dismantling white supremacy in the nonprofit sector

In an article for the Twin Cities Young Nonprofit Professionals Network blog, CHSPE’s Jarell Skinner-Roy shared his thoughts on white supremacy in the nonprofit sector. Read more »

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rebecca Quintana’s students act as college admissions officials with U-M’s ViewPoint technology

SOE lecturer Rebecca Quintana’s course, Video Games and Learning, was highlighted in Engaged Michigan for using the ViewPoint educational simulation tool. Read more »

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

When skilled teachers mentor interns, they both improve, reveals study by Matthew Ronfeldt

A study completed by SOE professor Matthew Ronfeldt and doctoral students Stacey Brockman, Emanuele Bardelli, and Hannah Mullman investigated the relationship between mentor teachers and intern teachers. Read more »

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Monday, June 03, 2019

Elizabeth Moje discusses teacher preparation and pipeline in Detroit News piece exploring MI school reform

In her article titled “Michigan’s lagging achievement prompts calls for school reform,” Detroit News journalist Beth LeBlanc explains that Michigan is falling behind in student achievement, and that this is prompting a newfound emphasis on school policy reform. Read more »

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Michael Bastedo’s research informs new college admissions tool aimed at increasing equity and access

Each year, admissions officers review college applications and evaluate factors like test scores, grades, and extracurricular participation, in order to determine who can enter their institutions. Read more »

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