School of Education News

Sun
Sep
17
UW-Madison’s Katherine Cramer received the Giovanni Sartori award for best book published in 2016 about or using qualitative research. The award is from the Qualitative and Multi Methods Research section of the American Political Science Association. Cramer wrote “The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker” in 2016. ​The publication examines rural resentment toward cities and its implications for contemporary politics.
Fri
Sep
15
Peli Galiti has been awarded a prestigious Greek Diaspora Fellowship from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation as part of a cross-cultural collaboration between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and UW-Madison. Galiti is a visiting scholar with UW-Madison's School of Education ​and is conducting research with Robert Enright, a professor with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. Through the fellowship, Galiti will implement forgiveness education programs in Greece, hosting workshops about restorative justice and forgiveness education, as well as conducting research about bullying prevention and class collaboration.
Fri
Sep
15
UW-Madison's David Furumoto's theatre experiences, both past and present, are featured in a recent article from Madison Magazine's "Stage Right/Stage Wrong" column. The column tells the stories of live performance mishaps, or when things don't go exactly as expected. Furumoto is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama.
Thu
Sep
14
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood presented statistics at a forum discussing new legislation aimed at a Racine Unified School District takeover and potential breakup. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice, and is the former dean of the School of Education. Said Underwood: “You create these districts, you are going to create a majority-minority district and then a number of white districts. What effect does that have? What you would have is a district with low property wealth with higher needs and a district with higher wealth and lower needs."
Thu
Sep
14
Several educators from across UW-Madison’s School of Education will be sharing their knowledge of teaching with technology as part of this fall’s Active Teaching Lab lineup. The Active Teaching Lab provides a safe space for structured exploration of tools and techniques to engage students and teach more effectively.
Wed
Sep
13
WISCAPE's Noel Radomski is among ​the many individuals expressing support for ​UW-Madison's decision to look into the campus’s history with the Ku Klux Klan.
Wed
Sep
13
Recent UW-Madison graduate Katie Roling is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas R. Kratochwill School Psychology Dissertation Award to Advanced Evidence-Based Practice. Roling graduated from the School Psychology program, which is housed within the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology. The award is given to School Psychology students whose dissertations look to improve outcomes for children and youth using evidence-based practices.
Tue
Sep
12
UW-Madison’s Valerie Crespín-Trujillo is receiving a 2017 Equity and Inclusion Fellowship from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Crespín-Trujillo is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis whose current research agenda explores how public policies and institutional decision-making impact postsecondary access and outcomes for students. The Equity and Inclusion Fellowship supports the travel and participation of the selected students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference, which runs Nov. 2-4 in Chicago.
Mon
Sep
11
UW-Madison's José Carlos Teixeira led a video project on Cleveland refugees from Syria, Sudan, Somalia and Iraq. The project was featured in a recent article from cleveland.com. Teixeira is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Art Department. In the 70-minute video project, Teixeira interviews several refugees, exploring the struggles of adapting to life in the United States amid homesickness, the aftermath of traumatic events, their hopes for the future and a political climate that is often prejudiced against Muslims and refugees.
Fri
Sep
08
During his undergraduate years at UW–Whitewater, Kyree Brooks increasingly sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations. Now the Milwaukee native is a first-year graduate student with UW–Madison’s School of Education. He’s pursuing a master’s degree in special education. In his research, which he began as an undergraduate at UW–Whitewater as part of the McNair Scholars program, Brooks studies the impact of television viewing on children with autism.
Fri
Sep
08
An exhibition by UW-Madison's Fred Stonehouse is running through Sept. 15 at the Union Art Gallery in Milwaukee. Stonehouse is a professor with the School of Education's Art Department. Stonehouse's solo exhibit, titled "The Language of Memory," depicts characters who are trying to communicate and want to connect, through a group of paintings and works on paper. The exhibit's closing ceremony will be on Friday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. Stonehouse will give an artist talk at 7 p.m.
Thu
Sep
07
UW-Madison's Michael Velliquette has an upcoming solo exhibition that will run from Sept. 15 through Oct. 14 at the Tony Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee. Velliquette is a faculty associate with the School of Education's Art Department. The exhibit is titled "Beginner's Mind" and refers to living without preconception, embodied by the "skillfully simple posture" Velliquette uses in this work. In this project, Velliquette forms complex three-dimensional shapes by hand-cutting and assembling small, simple paper shapes.
Thu
Sep
07
UW-Madison's Laura Minero was featured in a story from the Wisconsin State Journal about the Trump administration's plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and what that means for her work, research and sense of security. Minero is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology.
Thu
Sep
07
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood has published her latest "Under the Law" column for the September issue of Kappan magazine examining several recent Supreme Court cases that will affect K-12 education. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education. The court cases Underwood covers touch on many important issues facing K-12 education, such as special education, free speech and gender equity.
Wed
Sep
06
The Cap Times Idea Fest is coming to campus Sept. 16-17, and among the featured speakers at this inaugural event is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. Promotional material associated with the Idea Fest refer to the event as “two days of lively discussions and engaging conversations with leaders -– more than 60 in all -– from the realms of politics, the economy, education, journalism and culture.” Ladson-Billings is delivering a presentation at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, called “Education and children of color –- a conversation with Gloria Ladson-Billings.” Her talk will be moderated by Capital Times reporter Amber Walker.
Tue
Sep
05
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and Amy Prevost are co-authors of a chapter examining contextualized math courses that appears in the summer 2017 issue of the “New Directions for Community Colleges,” a series that covers current trends in the field of community college education. The chapter from Wang and Prevost is titled, “A Researcher–Practitioner Partnership on Remedial Math Contextualization in Career and Technical Education Programs.”
Mon
Sep
04
School of Education alumna Dee Willems was recently featured in the fall issue of On Wisconsin magazine, the UW-Madison alumni publication. Willems became the UW Marching Band’s first woman drum major in 1989. “I figured if it was going to happen eventually, it might as well be me,” says Willems. Willems earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish Education in 1990 and a master’s from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1996. On Wisconsin reports that Willems today teaches middle-school Spanish in Wisconsin Rapids.
Fri
Sep
01
UW-Madison alumna Ebony Flowers has received a 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award. Flowers earned both her master's degree (2012) and Ph.D. (2016) from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and is a prose writer and cartoonist. Her work focuses on the intersection of family, place and belonging. The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award is given annually to six women writers. The awards are $30,000 each, and are meant to aid women who "demonstrate excellence and promise" by offering financial support and encouragement.
Thu
Aug
31
The cover story for the Sept. 4, 2017, print edition of Time magazine is headlined, "How Kids’ Sports Became a $15 Billion Industry.” The article explains: “Across the nation, kids of all skill levels, in virtually every team sport, are getting swept up by a youth-sports economy that increasingly resembles the pros at increasingly early ages." Not only is the financial cost to parents high, but there are also potential health concerns. Time explains: "In a study published in the May issue of American Journal of Sports Medicine, University of Wisconsin researchers found that young athletes who participated in their primary sport for more than eight months in a year were more likely to report overuse injuries.” That study was led by several researchers with ties to the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
Thu
Aug
31
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero recently received a grant from the Latino Center for Leadership Development (LCLD) to conduct a study titled, “Impact of Detention Proceedings and Solitary Confinement of Latinx UndocuTrans Populations.” Minero is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Minero was also selected to be the APAGS Advocacy Coordinator for the North Central region from 2017-19.

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