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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Positive social relationships in neighborhood tied to high academic results

For African-American youths, their academic performance in middle school is influenced by more than what happens at home—their neighborhood experiences also affect how they perform in school. Read more »

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Elizabeth Moje and colleagues submit amicus curiae brief in response to Detroit’s literacy lawsuit

Dean Elizabeth Birr Moje is the principal author of a brief written on behalf of Amici, a group of 68 leading scholars and administrators who work around the country in the fields of teacher education, educational policy, assessment, and literacy. Read more »

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Elizabeth Moje responds to “reading wars” in National Education Policy Center interview

In response to a recent radio documentary by education journalist Emily Hanford that argues that children are failing at reading due to poorly executed phonics instruction, the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) interviewed Dean Elizabeth Birr Moje. Read more »

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Affirming our commitment

Our School of Education affirms its commitments to research, teaching, and service that help to challenge hateful perspectives and to build diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just communities. Read more »

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Professor Barry Fishman elected Fellow of the International Society of the Learning Sciences

Professor Barry Fishman was recently elected a Fellow of the International Society of Learning Sciences (ISLS) in recognition of his “substantial contributions to the learning sciences.” Read more »

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Monday, December 03, 2018

Deborah Loewenberg Ball named to U-M panel to examine the intersection between political thought/ideology and instructors’ responsibilities to students

Deborah Loewenberg Ball has been named to a panel of distinguished faculty members at the University of Michigan convened to examine the intersection between political thought/ideology and instructors’ responsibilities to students. Read more »

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Monday, December 03, 2018

Deborah Rivas-Drake co-writes a CASEL brief on equity and social and emotional learning

Professor Deborah Rivas-Drake co-wrote a brief titled Equity & Social and Emotional Learning: A Cultural Analysis for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Read more »

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New collaboration supports education research between U-M, MSU, and state of Michigan

The new Michigan Education Research Institute and Michigan Education Data Center will facilitate research projects in education, make data accessible, and improve education for Michigan's students. Read more »

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Chauncey Monte-Sano and Mary Schleppegrell's Read.Inquire.Write. curriculum reviewed in History Tech

Glenn Wiebe reviewed the social studies curriculum Read.Inquire.Write. developed by Professors Chauncey Monte-Sano and Mary Schleppegrell in his article “You want kids to have skills. Read Inquire Write can help.” Read more »

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Chauncey Monte-Sano delivers keynote at Bentley Historical Library symposium Teaching Undergraduates with Archives

Professor Chauncey Monte-Sano delivered the keynote address at the Bentley Historical Library’s national conference on teaching undergraduates with archives, which drew archivists from around the country interested in thinking about how evidence from the past influences teaching and learning today. Read more »

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Debi Khasnabis and Simona Goldin quoted in article about homelessness in Ann Arbor Public Schools

Professor Debi Khasnabis and Dr. Simona Goldin were interviewed for an article about students and families in Ann Arbor who experience homelessness. Read more »

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Nell Duke interviewed on WKAR about new elementary teacher preparation standards

Professor Nell Duke spoke with education reporter Kevin Lavery on WKAR, a public radio station from Michigan State University, about new standards for elementary educators. Read more »

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Francesca Forzani and Deborah Loewenberg Ball receive Gates grant for practice-based teacher education project

Drs. Francesca Forzani and Deborah Loewenberg Ball have been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation titled “Developing a ‘Low-Touch’ Strategy for Supporting Teacher Educators in Implementing Practice-Based Teacher Education.” Read more »

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Thursday, November 01, 2018

Michelle Bellino honored with 2018 CAE Outstanding Book Award for Youth in Postwar Guatemala: Education and Civic Identity in Transition

Professor Michelle Bellino’s book, Youth in Postwar Guatemala: Education and Civic Identity in Transition, has been awarded the 2018 Council on Anthropology on Education (CAE) Outstanding Book Award. Read more »

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Thursday, November 01, 2018

Kendra Hearn discusses the Teaching School with P-20 partners on American Black Journal

For an October 28 broadcast of American Black Journal on Detroit Public Television, host Stephen Henderson spoke with Dr. Kendra Hearn, Chair of Secondary Teacher Education at the University of Michigan School of Education; Wendy Lewis Jackson, Managing Director at The Kresge Foundation; and Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Read more »

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