School of Education News

Fri
Apr
19
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty, staff, and students. Each spring, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding individuals with Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, this year’s award-winners were honored during a reception and short ceremony in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
Fri
Apr
19
The latest Under the Law column for Kappen magazine from UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood, titled “Favoring a religion or encouraging respect? A legal challenge to an anti-bullying program,” focuses on the line between protection and favoritism in schools.
Thu
Apr
18
The UW-Madison Dance Department's annual student showcase event, "The H'Doubler Concert," ​is being held April 26-27 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave. In addition to choreography work of the senior class, this concert will feature contemporary dance works of student choreographers. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Tickets can be purchased at the Campus Arts Box Office or online at $10 for students and seniors and $18 for general admission.
Thu
Apr
18
Research from UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) was shared in an article from The Guardian examining the growth of diversity in children's books — as were thoughts on the topic from CCBC Director Kathleen Horning. According to The Guardian, the U.S. has seen seismic shifts in children’s publishing. However, Horning warns that there was also beginnings of what seemed to be genuine change in the late 1960s and 1980s that stopped.
Wed
Apr
17
The Graduate School has selected five scholars — including two from the School of Education — for the 2019 cohort of the UW-Madison Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Pa Her is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Counseling Psychology, and Jamila Lee-Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.The Bouchet Society provides scholars with a network of peers who exemplify character, leadership, scholarship, service, and advocacy for those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.
Wed
Apr
17
The expertise of UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson was highlighted in an Education Week blog post on personalized learning. Halverson, the School of Education’s associate dean for innovation, outreach, and partnerships, has spent the last few years watching personal learning in action at American public schools. Based on Halverson’s interview and presentation, Education Week came up with five questions educators, administrators, and policymakers need to be asking when it comes to personalized learning.
Tue
Apr
16
Tony Evers appointed UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood as the governor’s designee to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education. The MHEC was created legislatively to provide greater higher education opportunities and services to the Midwestern region.
Tue
Apr
16
UW–Madison’s McKenzie Miller received the Society of Health and Physical Educators’ (SHAPE America) Major of the Year Award, an honor which celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, and dance. Miller accepted the award last week during the SHAPE American National Convention and Expo in Tampa, Florida. The senior from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was recognized for demonstrating excellence in and outside of the classroom through her time at UW–Madison.
Mon
Apr
15
LaVar Charleston was recently named the School of Education’s first associate dean for diversity and inclusion, a position he is starting on June 16. In this role, Charleston will serve on the dean’s leadership team and will lead the creation of a new School of Education Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Charleston, an alumnus of UW–Madison’s School of Education, has served since the summer of 2017 as UW–Whitewater’s assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement, and success.
Mon
Apr
15
UW-Madison’s Walter Stern published an op-ed with the New Orleans Advocate newspaper earlier this month, making the case for New Orleans to compensate African-Americans for past discrimination. Stern is a historian of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. He is the author of a 2018 book titled, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960.” Stern remarks that “a key consequence of segregation, like slavery before it, was the redistribution of capital from black to white hands.” He calls for action from the city after 300 years of a persisting wealth gap between black and white New Orleanians.
Fri
Apr
12
UW–Madison's Chloe Darke, a master of fine arts student with the School of Education’s Art Department, was recently featured on the PBS TV series, “Craft in America.” Darke practices silversmithing, a craft that is generations old. She is fascinated by traditional ways of making things, and finds that there is a reemergence of a love for the craft.
Fri
Apr
12
The podcast Fresh Ed recently started an education and law mini-series, the first episode of which includes an interview with UW-Madison’s Julie Mead. Mead is the School of Education’s associate dean for education, and a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. On this episode, they discuss Mead’s recent report, co-written with Suzanne Eckes, titled “How School Privatization Opens the Door for Discrimination.” They touch on issues related to voucher programs and charter schools.
Thu
Apr
11
A book authored by UW–Madison's Walter Stern received the 2018 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. Stern is a historian of education who is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. His award-winning book is titled, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960.”
Thu
Apr
11
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism recently published a story on civics education featuring the expertise of UW-Madison’s Diana Hess. Hess serves as the dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Hess, who used to teach social studies at the high school level, remarks that it was difficult to include civics education into her history curriculum. Unlike many other states, Wisconsin does not require a dedicated civics course.
Wed
Apr
10
More than 300 high school art students are expected to be on the UW–Madison campus Friday, April 12, for the Visual Arts Classic. This state-wide art competition runs from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and is being sponsored by the Wisconsin Art Education Association and the UW-Madison Art Department, which is housed within the School of Education.
Wed
Apr
10
UW-Madison's Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) is hosting its 22nd annual Jazzin’ fundraiser on Wednesday, April 17. This year’s event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gordon Dining and Event Center, and includes a silent auction, raffle, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live jazz music from talented vocalist Lynette Margulies and her quartet.
Wed
Apr
10
Education Dive recently published an article on school resource officer (SRO) training, which features the expertise of Katie Eklund. According to Education Dive, demand for school resource officers in on the rise — and so is the demand that SROs participate in social-emotional learning (SEL) training. Eklund is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology and the co-director of the Madison Education Partnership.
Wed
Apr
10
UW-Madison's Francois Tochon has earned another major international honor, this time receiving an honorary professorship from Sochoow University in Suzhou, China. Tochon is a professor with the highly-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and an expert in international studies in curriculum, pedagogy and teacher education, world language education, bilingual education, and research methods. He was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Foreign Studies by Sochoow University on March 28.
Tue
Apr
09
UW-Madison’s Carl Grant, John Diamond, and Jordan Conwell will be a part of a panel on April 24, hosted by the Network’s Tony Chambers, discussing Grant’s book, “Du Bois and Education.” Grant, the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently published “Du Bois and Education,” which details the life and works of W. E. B. Du Bois related to his views on society, politics, race, and education.
Tue
Apr
09
The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) recently announced its annual Research Awards, and teams associated with UW-Madison authored papers receiving first-, second-, and third-place recognition. This marks the fifth straight year in which researchers associated with UW–Madison have earned top honors in the ARCA Research Awards competition — with an RPSE alumnus being the lead author each time.

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