Tens of thousands of Michigan State University students are a few days into the new academic year.
At the university's engineering school, administrators contend with one of MSU's highest transfer and dropout rates. But they're hoping a program that combines class work with non-curricular activities will help more students stick with the major.
Tens of thousands of school teachers are preparing to make their way back to Michigan classrooms. A growing number of them are adding something new to their skill sets. Advocates of “formative assessment” say it’s important to continually track whether students are learning material—not just at test time.
For going on three years, local organizers have exposed cutting edge ideas in technology, entertainment and design at TEDx Lansing. Now, for the first time, East Lansing organizers are hosting a TED event.
Michigan State University's December commencement ceremonies will include two prominent Detroiters. Newspaperman, author and broadcaster Mitch Albom will address undergraduates on Saturday, December 10th. The author of "Tuesdays with Morrie" will also receive an honorary doctorate of humanities.
Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Roy Roberts will speak to undergraduates that afternoon. Roberts will be awarded an honorary doctorate of business.