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Friends and colleagues,

The Michigan State University College of Education continually works to make an extraordinary impact on health, well-being and education. In this newsletter, I encourage you to explore highlights from our recent endeavors in key priority areas. In addition, read about education psychology scholar Cary Roseth's new role as chair of our Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education and meet the scholars who joined our faculty for 2018-19.

Together, these stories share some of the many ways our college shows a commitment to critical areas of research and learning.

Robert E. Floden 
College of Education
Michigan State University
MSU alumnus works with students in math class.
"This is the single most important professional development I've ever been a part of," says one teacher who is using new materials developed by MSU researcher Beth Herbel-Eisenmann and colleagues to improve "math talk" in the classroom.  
WATCH NOW: Professor Emily Bouck explains her research goals to help special education students learn math through technology-based interventions.
ASPIRE: MSU shares in a $10M project to attract more diverse and inclusive faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. 
MSU Kinesiology professor embarks on new research
Cutting-edge research in the Department of Kinesiology from Rajiv Ranganathan combines athletics, music and stroke rehabilitation to examine how people learn and relearn movement.
JUST PUBLISHED: How new research from David Ferguson gives racecar drivers with diabetes a four-second difference on the track. 
WALK IT OUT: Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion? Explore award-winning research from alumnus Anthony Delli Paoli and faculty members Alan Smith and Matthew Pontifex. 
Kindergarteners pay attention.
Can tablets help kindergarteners learn? Amy Parks, Laura Tortorelli and others enter year two of the Playtime Pad Research Project. 
SPARTAN CONNECTOR: Explore how outreach efforts are aiming to build a brighter future for Flint's youngest children behind the scenes.  
TREADMILLS & TUMMY TIME: Janet Hauck's research helps to speed up motor development in infants with and without disabilities. 
Skyline of New York City.
MSU's Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) is part of a new national research center examining charter schools, school vouchers and other choice programs in cities such as Detroit, New Orleans and New York City. 
WATCH NOW: A specialized learning experience, the Urban Educators Cohort Program (UECP), prepares teachers to support students in communities where resources and services are most limited. 
CLOSER LOOK: UECP alumna Bethany Kogut is merging her passions for teaching and farming into a personal mission: Educating the future
Graduation caps at MSU commencement.
The first cohort of graduates from the M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis at MSU are rising above average—and already making an impact in the field. 
SEE RESEARCH IN ACTION: How does speech grow over time for young children with autism spectrum disorder? Working with K-12 schools and the Early Learning Institute, doctoral student Savana Bak is seeking to understand language use.
TEN-YEAR ACCREDITATION: The doctoral program in School Psychology has extended its accreditation from the American Psychological Association through 2027. 
Christina Yao
Christina Yao, a Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) alumna, is researching problems on a global scale: from co-creating a new platform for online learners, to multiyear international collaborations. 
CROSSING PATHS: Read about two Spartans living their dreams of educational greatness, starting from the Mexican-American border, and converging at MSU. 
A MILLION THANK YOUS: A generous gift from Dr. Cathy Oberg Blight will create an endowed professorship focused on K-12 English language learners, multiculturalism and teacher preparation. 
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