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  • Education Policy Center at MSU

    Location:

    210 Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Education Policy Center in MSU's College of Education provides timely, credible, and non-partisan policy research and analysis to key audiences in Michigan's education policy system. The center gives priority to activities that support and inform policy debate and development in the Legislature and the Michigan Department of Education. It supports activities that foster informed discussion and understanding of educational issues for broader audiences, including Michigan businesses, professional educators, and local school boards and their communities.

  • K-12 Education Outreach

    Location:

    Erickson Hall, Room 253, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The MSU College of Education's K-12 Outreach Office works with schools to improve student achievement by providing programs for, and services to, public school teachers and administrators. Through funding from the University and a variety of state and federal grants, the K-12 Outreach Office is currently involved in projects that feature innovative curriculum development, international collaborations, accountability, standards and assessment, leadership development for school administrators, induction and mentoring of beginning teachers, disseminating research and best practice for teaching and professional development, and other issues identified as important to affecting Michigan's education policy and practice.

    K-12 Outreach staff work with state and national education organizations, K-higher education practitioners, legislative bodies, agencies, associations and foundations to affect education policy and practice. The mission and unifying theme of every K-12 Outreach activity is to improve student learning and increase student achievement throughout Michigan.

  • Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education (LATTICE)

    Location:

    1518 Haslett Road, P.O. Box 204, Haslett, MI 48840

    Description:

    MSU's College of Education, in conjunction with International Studies & Programs, developed the Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education (LATTICE) program, an international educational partnership between teachers in six mid-Michigan school districts and international graduate students/scholars at Michigan State University. LATTICE concentrates on adult learning and promotes practical links to K-12 classrooms to connect schools to local and internatioal communities. The program stimulates discussion to change attitudes and beliefs about cultural differences and similarities. LATTICE members, representing 54 countries, meet for presentations, discussions, food, and music at monthly forums that advance greater understanding of issues of diversity. Topics range from personal issues such as religion and member's own personal experiences to global ones featuring members' culture, native food and crafts, and literature.

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