News Tag: Secondary Education

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nancy Songer's BioKIDS project releases iOS app for use with 4th-8th grade science curriculum

Tags: digital signage, educational studies, elementary education, k-12, science education, secondary education, songer, technology

The BioKIDS application for iOS devices enables students to record and organize animal observations in schoolyards or other settings.


Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Elizabeth Moje discusses high school literacy and the importance of making connections between reading materials

Tags: common core, digital signage, educational studies, literacy, moje, secondary education

She says there isn't a lot of reading in high schools and that students have difficulty making sense fo and relating the materials they do read. Properly supported teachers can help.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In the Muskegon Chronicle: Brian Jacob's recommendation of a later morning start-time for secondary schools

Tags: digital signage, expertise, jacob, k-12, policy, secondary education

According to Jacob and coauthor Jonah Rockoff (Columbia School of Business), introducing later start times in schools is one of the "low-hanging fruits" that could improve student achievement with low cost.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Alumna Jennifer Buehler awarded the 2011 Promising Researcher Award by the National Council of Teachers of English

Tags: alumni, awards, english and education, secondary education

Currently on the faculty at Saint Louis University, she received the award for her dissertation work "We Have a Culture of Failure Here": Analyzing the Production of School Culture in an Urban High School."


Friday, October 07, 2011

Brian Jacob's research on organizing schools to improve student achievement featured on the Education News blog

Tags: digital signage, jacob, k-12, policy, secondary education, teacher effectiveness, teaching and learning

Later secondary school start-times, K-8 schools, and reducing teachers' switching of grades found to have significant effects on student performance.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Mitchell-Scarlett Partnership kicks off its first year

Tags: ball, community engagement, elementary education, k-12, khasnabis, mitchellscarlett, reischl, secondary education, teacher education, teacher education initiative

Articles on AnnArbor.com and in the Ann Arbor Journal cover the September 13 kick-off party and include Deborah Ball, Cathy Reischl, and Debi Khasnabis discussing the collaboration.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Alumna Lauren Fardig featured on PBS Newshour

Tags: alumni, digital signage, k-12, master of arts with certification, secondary education

An 8-minute video report on Fardig, MA '08, as she teaches NY high school students about Middle Eastern refugees can be found linked from our website.


Monday, May 09, 2011

4T VirtualCon: Teachers Teaching Teachers about Technology

Tags: elementary education, instructional improvement, k-12, master of arts with certification, professional development, secondary education, teacher education, teaching and learning, technology

A four-day, online opportunity for educators from across the globe to connect, network, and learn from each other about issues in technology education.


Friday, March 18, 2011

On call-in radio show, Deborah Ball says better teacher preparation the most effective route to better U.S. education

Tags: ball, class size, curricula, digital signage, elementary education, k-12, secondary education, teacher education, teacher education initiative, teacher quality

She talked about teacher status, class size, and education funding, and emphasized that effective teacher preparation would be the most powerful lever in improving K-12 education in the U.S. on the Pat Morrison Show on Southern California Public Radio (89.3 KPCC).


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

U.S. News & World Report releases 2012 rankings: We're top-10 overall, with six top-10 specialty areas

Tags: community, digital signage, education and psychology, elementary education, faculty, higher education, policy, secondary education, staff, students

In addition to our overall #9 ranking, our programs were top-10 ranked in six areas: elementary education, secondary education, educational psychology (the Combined Program in Education and Psychology), higher education (the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education), curriculum/instruction, and educational policy.


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Deborah Ball, David Cohen, and Susan Neuman sign call for common curriculum

Tags: ball, cohen, curricula, digital signage, elementary education, k-12, neuman, policy, secondary education

Ball, Cohen, and Neuman were among a group of educators and business and labor leaders who announced their support of a Call for Common Content, the creation and national adoption of "rich, common curriculum content" in core academic subjects.


Monday, March 07, 2011

Bob Bain plays key role in Bill Gates's Big History project, announced at TED

Tags: bain, big history, digital signage, k-12, secondary education, technology

Bain is guiding the pedagogy for a problem-based, technology-rich high school course in Big History, as announced at TED 2011 by Bill Gates. Videos are available on our website: www.soe.umich.edu/news_events/


Friday, January 28, 2011

Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) continues its Education Policy Initiative Seminar Series

Tags: class size, deans updates, jacob, secondary education

On Monday, January 31, 2011, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will continue its Education Policy Initiative Seminar Series with the panel discussion “Does Size Matter? The Role of Small High Schools in Reforming Public Education.”


Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Michigan Daily article covers some of our teacher education innovations

Tags: bain, ball, digital signage, elementary education, k-12, mitchellscarlett, reischl, rounds project, secondary education, teacher education

An article in the January 21, 2011, Michigan Daily covers several of the School of Education's innovations in teacher education. The Rounds Project is included, with its increased classroom experience requirements for teacher interns. Our collaboration with Ann Arbor Public Schools, the Mitchell/Scarlett U-M Partnership, is also discussed.


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