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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Friday, January 25, 2019

Awilda Rodriguez interviewed in Making It: Latino Students’ Pathways to College documentary

Professor Awilda Rodriguez was interviewed in a documentary developed by Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest and Detroit Public Television, with funding provided by the Institute of Education Sciences. Read more »


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Professor Emeritus Percy Bates receives Pat Summitt Award

Retired SOE professor and longtime faculty athletics representative Percy Bates received the 2019 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award at the NCAA Convention in Orlando, Florida. Read more »


Friday, January 18, 2019

Meghan Shaughnessy named board member of the Michigan Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Research Specialist and Lecturer Meghan Shaughnessy has been elected to serve the Michigan Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (MI-AMTE) as a board member at large. Read more »


Friday, January 11, 2019

Pamela Moss and School of Information colleague Carl Lagoze awarded Lyle Spencer Research Award for developing Living Research Synthesis Infrastructure

Dr. Pamela Moss and Dr. Carl Lagoze (U-M School of Information) received a Lyle Spencer Research Award for the project “Prototyping and Evaluating a Living Research Synthesis Infrastructure (LRSI).” Read more »


Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Ball, Cohen, Duke, Dynarski, and Jacob listed on 2019 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking

American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess released his 2019 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Read more »


Friday, January 04, 2019

Chalkbeat: How social justice and engineering will shape a new Detroit high school at Marygrove

Lori Higgins, Senior Reporter at Chalkbeat, covered the announcements made at a recent community meeting for students and families interested in the new school opening in Fall 2019 on the Marygrove campus. Read more »


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SecMAC alumna Holly Hereau named Michigan Science Teacher of the Year

Secondary MAC alumna and long-time SOE mentor, Holly Hereau, was named the 2019 High School Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA). Read more »


Friday, December 14, 2018

Co-collaborator Nell Duke’s Literacy Essentials video receives Telly Award

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), along with several partners including Michigan Virtual and Message Makers, recently received an international award for a video designed to help Michigan educators deliver pre-kindergarten and K-3 early literacy essentials. Read more »


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

HAILed it: Tuition-free promise effectively recruits low-income students to University of Michigan

High-achieving, low-income students who received personalized commitment of financial aid are more than twice as likely to apply, be admitted to and enroll in a top-tier university, according to a new University of Michigan study. Read more »


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