School of Education News

Sun
Apr
23
On June 2, Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit will bring together practitioners, early childhood professionals, scholars, and community members to focus on a critical question: “How can we ensure all Wisconsin children thrive?” The event, “Elevating the Early Years through Access and Equity,” is hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-being in the School of Human Ecology, in partnership with the School of Education and several other schools and colleges at UW-Madison, UW-System Administration, and UW-Extension.
Sat
Apr
22
TJ Ruschell, who is working toward a master’s degree with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, was recently named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s All-Academic list.
Sat
Apr
22
On Wednesday, April 26, students won’t be able to walk around campus without being surrounded by service. The second-annual All-Campus Day of Service will take place this year on Wednesday, April 26. As a partnership between the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB), students will be encouraged to learn about, reflect on and engage with issues facing their community.
Fri
Apr
21
UW-Madison's Linn Posey-Maddox was quoted in a recent article from Education Week about how different levels of income affect parents' ability to participate at their children's schools. Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. In the article, she explains how even at economically diverse schools, social circles across parent groups often become segregated racially and economically.
Fri
Apr
21
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman ​recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) for a report about Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget entailing UW System campuses to be evaluated by set performance standards. Hillman told WPR that having different standards for each UW System campus would benefit both the System and the Legislature.
Thu
Apr
20
Funding for research projects that range from advancing wireless communications to developing a virtual dairy farm brain that will simulate actual farm management are among the 21 proposals recently selected for UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative awards. The awards include eight infrastructure projects and 13 research projects that cross multiple divisions on the UW-Madison campus. And two of the projects include faculty members with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology -- Andrea Mason and Brittany Travers.
Thu
Apr
20
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will be receiving a Presidential Citation at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Recipients of this honor are selected by the president of AERA, Vivian Gadsen, for distinguished service and/or significant contributions to education research. Ladson-Billings, who holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is being recognized for her exemplary contributions to education research and practice.
Thu
Apr
20
UW-Madison's Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), which is housed within the School of Education, is having a Technical Services Expo on Monday, April 24. The Technical Services Expo is an opportunity to learn about the depth and breadth of the technical services WCER provides, such as the development, database, survey and graphic support available. The Expo will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Educational Sciences building.
Wed
Apr
19
The School of Education's Dance Department will present its annual H'Doubler Student Concert "persona" on April 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2:30 and 8 p.m.
Wed
Apr
19
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the winners of its 2017 awards for excellence in education research, and among those earning recognition is UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Bal is receiving the Review of Research Award along with Alfredo Artiles and Sherman Dorn, both of Arizona State University. Together, the three authored the paper, "Objects of Protection, Enduring Nodes of Difference: Disability Intersections With 'Other' Differences, 1916-2016."
Wed
Apr
19
UW-Madison student Tannah Bauman was quoted in an article from The Capital Times about an art class that allows elementary-school students to explore sculptures and public art. Bauman is a student in the Arts Education program with the School of Education. "Buildementary: Outdoor Sculptures by Kids," is a 12-week art class at Madison's Lapham Elementary.
Wed
Apr
19
Former School of Education Board of Visitors member Joe Gothard was named the new St. Paul Public Schools superintendent and was featured in an article from the StarTribune. Gothard was a member of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors during the 2012-13 academic year. Gothard was an assistant superintendent with the Madison Metropolitan School District when he joined the board before leaving Madison in July 2013 to become superintendent of the Burnsville, Eagan and Savage School District in Minnesota.
Tue
Apr
18
UW-Madison’s School of Education has published its “2017 AERA Presentation Guide.” Faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison and across the University of Wisconsin System are participating in more than 200 events at this year's American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, which runs April 27 to May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
Tue
Apr
18
Thanks to the leadership and vision of dance pioneer Margaret H’Doubler, UW-Madison became the first university to offer a degree program in dance in 1926. Nine decades later, the Dance Department is celebrating this milestone with a full season of concerts and alumni events throughout the 2016-17 academic year. And the centerpiece of this year-long observance of 90 years of dance at UW-Madison is a five-day festival April 26-30.
Tue
Apr
18
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman and Ellie Bruecker were quoted in an article from Inside Higher Ed about how the removal of a certain IRS tool for FAFSA applicants affects college students and application rates. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, while Bruecker is a Ph.D. student with that same department.
Tue
Apr
18
The School of Education’s Beth Giles was recently elected to a three-year term on UW-Madison’s Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC). Giles is the School’s director of Education Outreach and Partnerships. The primary function of ASEC is to act as the day-to-day administrative executive committee for the Academic Staff Assembly and for the academic staff at large. More than 900 ballots were cast in this year’s ASEC election, which was held last month.
Mon
Apr
17
UW-Madison's Jill Barnes has received a three-year International Research Grant from the Alzheimer's Association. The 150,000 grant is to support research about "Brain blood flow in middle-aged adults at low and high risk of Alzheimer's Disease." The project is scheduled to start in July. Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, also with the Department of Kinesiology, is a consultant on the grant.
Mon
Apr
17
"Fair Play," a video game funded by a $1.6 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is earning accolades for raising awareness about implicit bias in academic settings. Recently, the game’s founder, Molly Carnes, director of UW–Madison’s Center for Women’s Health Research, and Christine Pribbenow and Percy Brown, Jr. of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, received the 2017 Adolphus Toliver Award for their collaborative work on “Fair Play.” WCER is housed within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Fri
Apr
14
UW-Madison's Kathleen Horning recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Larry Meiller Show” to talk about how the books we read as children can influence people as adults. Horning is the director of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC). "I think a book can open up all sorts of worlds to a child. A child from a very young age who is exposed to books starts to find out what their own interests are," said Horning in the WPR interview.
Thu
Apr
13
Video from Harry Brighouse’s recent talk, “Morality and Justice in Higher Education,” hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.

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