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Education Policy Fellowship Program

MSU President’s Education Forums

 
The following table includes the names of MSU College of Education faculty members and other national and international experts who have served as invited speakers at the MSU President’s Education Forums since January 2006. The MSU President’s Education Forums were established in 1998 and are an outreach strategy to inform policy makers and education leaders about current education policy issues and to open discussion around research and best practice in specific education policy areas.  These annual forums are sponsored by Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and by the College of Education through the Office of K-12 Outreach.  These forums, which are by invitation only, are well attended by state legislators and their staff members, State Board of Education members, Michigan Department of Education staff, leaders of local and intermediate school districts and association representatives.  Each year the forums provide an opportunity for continuing conversations around critical national and state policy issues. Presentations are made by key MSU College of Education faculty and national authorities who address critical policy issues. The Michigan EPFP's affiliation with the Education Policy Center at MSU and the Office of K-12 Outreach enables the EPFP Fellows to participate in these forums.  While attendance is encouraged, these forums are an optional policy experience for the Michigan EPFP Fellows.  A luncheon is provided.
 
Date Name Position Organization Topic
5/20/15 Dr. Kenneth Frank Professor College of Education, Michigan State University Competition or Teamwork: Teacher Evaluation in the Broader Context of School Governance
4/30/15 Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews Associate Professor College of Education, Michigan State University Understanding the Gendered Nature of Achievement: Cultivating Positive Academic Identities for Black Males
3/4/15 Dr. Joshua Plavnick Assistant Professor of Special Education College of Education, Michigan State University Engineering Optimal Educational Environments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
2/10/15 Dr. Donald E. Heller Dean College of Education, Michigan State University College Access in Michigan: Challenges and Opportunities
2/10/15 Dr. Robert Folden University Distinguished Professor and Co-Director The Education Policy Center, Michigan State University Policies to Enhance Educator Quality
2/10/15 Dr. William Schmidt University Distinguished Professor and Co-Director The Education Policy Center, Michigan State University Next Great Challenge: Implementing the Common Core Standards
2/10/15 Dr. David Arsen Professor, Educational Administration College of Education, Michigan State University Financial Dimensions of K-12 Education
2/25/14 Dr. David Arsen Professor, Educational Administration College of Education, Michigan State University Financing a High-Performance State Education System
12/3/13 Dr. Charles Ballard Professor of Economics College of Social Science, Michigan State University The Changing Economics of Education
10/29/13 Dr. William Schmidt University Distinguished Professor and Co-Director Center for the Study of Curriculum, Michigan State University World Class Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics
5/7/13 Dr. Mark Reckase University Distinguished Professor Measurement and Quantitative Measures, Michigan State University Teacher Evaluation: Why is a Simple Concept so Complex?
4/19/12 Dr. Donald E. Heller Dean College of Education, Michigan State University Higher Education Under Attack: What the Future May Hold
11/29/11 Dr. William Schmidt University Distinguished Professor and Co-Director Center for the Study of Curriculum, Michigan State University The Next Great Challenge: Implementing the Common Core State Standards
9/27/11 Dr. Joseph S Krajcik Director Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education, Michigan State University Securing Our Future through Research in Mathematics and Science Education
4/19/11 Dr. Michael D. Usdan Senior Fellow Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C. The Ever-Changing Federal Role in Shaping Educational Policy: Implications for Local and State Educational Leaders
2/22/11 Dr. Karin Allor Pfeiffer Assistant Professor Department of Kinesiology, Center for Physical Activity and Health, Michigan State University Physical Activity Benefits Learning: Implications for Policy Makers
4/20/10 Dr. Sonja Gunnings-Moton Assistant Dean Student Support Services and Recruitment and Assistant Professor of Counseling Urban Education
2/16/10 Dr. Suzanne Wilson University Distinguished Professor and Chair Department of Teacher Education Teacher Quality
11/17/09 Dr. Nell K. Duke Co-Director Literacy Achievement Research Center (LARC), Michigan State University Pay a Little Now or a Lot Later: The Importance and Effectiveness of Early Literacy Education 
10/27/09 Dr. William Schmidt University Distinguished Professor and Co-Director Center for the Study of Curriculum, Michigan State University Too Much or Too Little, The Case for the American High School
4/21/09 Dr. Robert Floden University Distinguished Professor and Co-Director Teacher Education, Measurement and Quantitative Methods, Educational Psychology, and Educational Policy, Michigan State University Education Stimulus: Staggering Opportunity, Monumental Challenge
3/3/09 Dr. David Arsen Professor Educational Administration in the College of Education, Michigan State University Michigan's Economic Outlook
2/5/09 Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon President Michigan State University A Vision for the University in Times of Economic Crisis
4/2/08 Dr. Sharif Shakrani Co-Director Education Policy Center, Michigan State University The Reauthorization of No Child Left Behind - An Update
3/2/08 Dr. Young Zhao Director and Professor US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence, College of Education, Michigan State University Technology Revolution and its Impact on Education
1/17/08 Dr. William Bushaw International Executive Director Phi Delta Kappa What Does the Public Think about No Child Left Behind?
11/15/07 Dr. Sharif Shakrani Co-Director Education Policy Center, Michigan State University The Reauthorization of NCLB: The Worm Hides the Hook
9/25/07 Dr. Barbara Schneider John Hannah Distinguished Professor College of Education, Michigan State University Spending Public Money Wisely: Scaling Up Educational Intervention
4/7/07 Dr. Sharif Shakrani Co-Director The Education Policy Center, Michigan State University Urban Education in Michigan: Investing in Success
2/21/06 Dr. Robert Floden Director Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning, Michigan State University Teacher Quality: What Does this Mean for Michigan Policy Makers
1/17/06 Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy University Distinguished Professor and Director Division of Science and Mathematics Education, Michigan State University Expectations for Michigan Students in Mathematics:  Relevance, Rigor and Relationships in Proposed High School Content Expectations