As women leave an abusive situation, they seek emergency shelter. Then, as they imagine a new, safer, better life, they can move to transitional, independent living. There, they gain skills and access community resources to get back on their feet. That’s where organizations like the Rebound Foundation come in. “The women that we help out with the Rebound Foundation is … [Read more...] about Helping domestic abuse survivors gain technological skills
Giving a child a good early education will benefit them for their entire career as a student. What are the most important factors that influence a child’s educational development? Is education spending a direct measure of education quality? How can residents know whether their tax dollars are being used wisely by local authorities on early education? Dr. M. Hassan Raza, … [Read more...] about What makes a good early education system?
With technology becoming a vital part of our day-to-day lives, it is easy to take basic tech skills for granted. Earlier this year, students in Missouri State University’s College of Business identified the need for basic technology skills and access for women who were recently out of situations of domestic abuse. Now, Annice McLean and Dr. Ching-wen Chang, faculty … [Read more...] about Filling in the gaps of technology education in our community
For Dr. William Potts-Datema, health and education have to work together in order to improve lives. In his career, that’s been a resonating theme. In 2019, he retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, after 13 years. There, he managed programs reaching every state and territory, served in interagency coalitions and developed educational … [Read more...] about Alumnus’ policy work at CDC and beyond makes a difference in public health
“If my curriculum and pedagogy aren’t sufficiently engaging, is that an argument to rely on grades to coerce students into doing what I want?” This is a quote from Alfie Kohn’s foreword to “UNgrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead).” The book inspired Dr. Chloe Bolyard, assistant professor in Missouri State University’s department of … [Read more...] about Ungrading: Shifting the classroom focus back to learning