School of Education News

Thu
Dec
28
The online news magazine OZY.com earlier this month asked its readers, “Should private education be banned?” OZY.com then reached out to UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood to get her thoughts on the topic. “There’s something to be said for diversity in all sorts of ways, including diversity of how we deliver education,” Underwood tells OZY.com. “My concern about private schools mainly is their constant need for public money and their unwillingness, for the most part, to comply with accountability measures.”
Wed
Dec
27
Inside Higher Ed recently reported on two new academic research papers that are identifying some negative consequences linked to performance-based funding formulas being used in different places across the United States. And one of the new papers noted is from UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman, who has published several reports on this topic and is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Dec
22
UW-Madison’s Michael Dando played a key role in leading a Hip-Hop Architecture Camp earlier this year at the Madison Central Library, an initiative that was recently recognized by the Urban Libraries Council as a “top innovator” for 2017. Michael Ford, an architect designing the Universal Hip-Hop Museum in the Bronx, hip-hop artist Rob “Dz” Franklin and Dando led workshops in urban planning and architecture at the library for kids ages 10 to 15 in February 2017. The students listened to and discussed popular hip-hop tracks that address urban life and social justice before planning neighborhoods, parks and buildings based on their ideas for what Madison needs.
Thu
Dec
21
UW-Madison alumnus Tom Grade was recently profiled in the Waunakee Tribune in an article headlined, "Tom Grade: An artist and teacher who carves wood." Grade earned his art education certification from the School of Education in 1957. "I’ve always been interested in art but my strongest suit is teaching and inspiring,” Grade told the Waunakee Tribune.
Wed
Dec
20
Time magazine recently posted an article putting the spotlight on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ controversial first year, and UW-Madison’s Michael Apple was among the experts the publication reached out to in an effort to put these topics in perspective. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies.
Wed
Dec
20
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced the winners of it’s 2018 Awards in the Creative Arts, and three people with ties to the School of Education are being honored. Andrea Harris, an associate professor with the Dance Department, is receiving an Emily Mead Baldwin Award, while J Myszka Lewis, a curator with the Art Department’s Tandem Press, is receiving the Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award. In addition, master of fine arts candidates and collaborators Maria Wood of the Design Studies Department and Leigh Garcia of the School of Education’s Art Department are receiving a Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts.
Tue
Dec
19
Mark Tauscher, an alumnus of UW-Madison’s School of Education, is being inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, the team announced earlier this month. Tauscher is a former Badger and Packer offensive lineman who graduated from UW-Madison in 1999 before going on to earn his master’s degree in educational administration from the School of Education in 2003. He also served a three-year term on the School of Education's Board of Visitors. Tauscher will be inducted on July 21.
Tue
Dec
19
The call for proposals is now open for the 2018 MSAN Institute, which is scheduled for April 26-27 at The Madison Concourse Hotel. Housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) is a national coalition of multiracial, mid-sized, suburban-urban school districts working to understand and eliminate the effects of institutionalized racism on student achievement.
Mon
Dec
18
Two of UW–Madison’s top fundraising priorities received a significant boost on Monday, Dec. 18 as donors John and Tashia Morgridge announced a new $20 million gift to the university’s All Ways Forward campaign to support faculty excellence and student scholarships. "We believe these two priorities align well with our beliefs in what helps make UW-Madison a special place," said Tashia Morgridge, a 1955 graduate of the School of Education who currently serves on the School’s Board of Visitors. "John and I feel strongly that now, more than ever, our faculty and our students need private support to help them reach their goals."
Sun
Dec
17
UW-Madison's School of Education put a spotlight on its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual pre-commencement celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 17, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Prior to heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2017 commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, heard from Dean Diana Hess, and hung out with faculty and staff, family and friends. Make sure and check out photo galleries of the big day that are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
Fri
Dec
15
UW-Madison’s Claudia Persico recently appeared on “Marketplace” to discuss Superfund sites. Persico is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her research interests include inequality, the intersection between environmental and education policy, and the influence of interventions and environmental conditions on children with disabilities.
Thu
Dec
14
The latest edition of Learning Connections, the School of Education’s alumni magazine, is now posted online. In the Fall 2017 issue we hope to pique your curiosity and deepen your appreciation of the School by spotlighting a sampling of the many ways in which faculty, staff and students are developing creative programs, conducting leading-edge research and advancing innovative tools — all of which can help us better address the many challenges of the modern world.
Thu
Dec
14
Just more than 1,000 students will take part in the 2017 UW-Madison winter commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Kohl Center. Keynote speakers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, two of Hollywood's top storytellers, will deliver the charge to graduates. They'll recount how they turned an undergraduate friendship at UW-Madison into a successful writing-and-producing partnership.
Wed
Dec
13
As the fall semester and 2017 come to a close, the Morgridge Center for Public Service will be saying goodbye to one of its beloved staff members as Kathy Cramer will be stepping down as the faculty director and returning to a full-time position as a professor in the Political Science department. Cramer will be pursuing multiple research projects focusing on public opinion, civic engagement and deliberative democracy. The Morgridge Center for Public Service is administratively housed within the School of Education.
Wed
Dec
13
University Housing earlier this month put the spotlight on classroom instructors from across the UW-Madison for outstanding work during the Fall 2017 semester. And among the many talented faculty and staff being recognized as an Honored Instructor are five people from the School of Education. Those from the School of Education being honored during a celebration Dec. 1 at Rheta’s Dining Hall were: Nancy Kendall, Fred Stonehouse, Ann Fillback Watt, Shad Willingham and Andrew Winterstein.
Tue
Dec
12
The 2018 UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. For the last three years, this event hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research has seen ever increasing participation in both the number of posters and the number of attendees. Those interested can submit a new or existing poster about research findings related to pre-K through adult education To present a poster, register by Friday, Feb. 9.
Tue
Dec
12
UW-Madison alumnus Rodney Lambright II was awarded a regional Emmy and was featured in a news report from the Daily Cardinal. Lambright earned his bachelor of science in art from the School of Education's Art Department, as well as communication arts. Lambright currently works as an animator and producer for Wisconsin Public Television. Lambright was awarded the regional Emmy for "Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air." Lambright received the award for bringing "Big Mama" to life with his artwork and animations. "Big Mama" is an audio story from Wisconsin Public Radio's Cynthia Woodland as part of the Wisconsin Life Project.
Mon
Dec
11
Four finalists to become the School of Education’s next Assistant Dean for Facilities will be delivering public presentations and take part in a question-and-answer session as part of the interview process. The Assistant Dean for Facilities is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations, space management and planning for the facilities in the School of Education. The School of Education is housed in approximately 14 buildings on and off of the UW-Madison campus. The Assistant Dean will serve as the School's lead with campus Facilities Planning and Management units.
Mon
Dec
11
There will be a launch event for Faisal Abdu'Allah's new solo exhibition titled, "The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works," on Dec. 14 at Autograph ABP in London. Abdu'Allah is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. In this new solo exhibition, Abdu'Allah asks "probing questions" about history, myth, faith, masculinity, memory, violence, race, representation and iconography, through his use of photography, print-making, video, sculpture and more. "The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works," will be on display from Dec. 15 through April 14, and features many new works on display for the first time.
Mon
Dec
11
UW-Madison alumnus Patrick Daugherty was commissioned by the Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Courthouse to recreate Charles Willson Peale's 1772 portrait of George Washington in uniform as colonel of the First Virginia Regiment. Daugherty earned his master of fine arts degree from the School of Education's Art Department and now he teaches art at Penn State Fayette. His work has been featured at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and more.

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