School of Education News

Thu
Apr
13
UW-Madison alumna Deniece Dortch is ​starting an initiative at the University of Utah that's designed to support African-American doctoral students. Dortch received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison’s School of education in 2016. Dortch today is the program manager for the African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah. The African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative will begin in the fall of 2017.
Wed
Apr
12
Data from UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman, Ellie Bruecker, and Valerie Crespín-Trujillo was cited in an article in The Atlantic discussing the impact of ​recent changes to the FAFSA on student completion. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches higher education finance and policy, while Bruecker and Crespin-Trujillo are Ph.D. students in the department.
Wed
Apr
12
UW-Madison’s Shari Clark will receive the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association’s (WATA) Outstanding Educator Award. This honor recognizes a member of the WATA for their outstanding contribution to the education of athletic trainers and athletic training students in Wisconsin. The award will be presented at a luncheon on April 14 in conjunction with the WATA Annual Symposium in the Wisconsin Dells. Clark is an associate faculty associate with the Department of Kinesiology and the clinical education coordinator for its Athletic Training Program.
Tue
Apr
11
A new partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to combine the expertise of district educators and university researchers to improve education. MMSD and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of the university’s School of Education, have worked together for many years on specific problems and focused research projects. Now the organizations are joining together in a more permanent structure to support ongoing research collaboration via the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).
Tue
Apr
11
Student veterans and representatives with expertise in veterans issues will be taking part in an event on Saturday, April 22 that’s designed to help future health professionals better understand the history and trends of service-related injuries, different types of combat experiences, and more. The seminar is titled, “Military and Veteran Culture for Healthcare Professionals and Students,” and it is being co-sponsored by the organizations Veterans, Educators and Traditional Students (VETS), and Diverse-OT.
Tue
Apr
11
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson is showcased in a new video speaking about the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES Initiative. The INCLUDES Initiative aims to develop STEM talents from all sectors and underrepresented groups in society. Jackson is a collaborating investigator on an INCLUDES initiative called, "The Consortium of Minority Doctoral Students." This project examined three doctoral scholars programs to identify proven, high-impact and scalable recruitment, retention and mentoring strategies for increasing the number of Hispanic and Black/African American doctoral students in engineering, computing and information sciences programs.
Tue
Apr
11
UW-Madison’s Adaptive Fitness program will be hosting its annual open house event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. The open house will be held in Gym 6 of the UW Natatorium. There will be a keynote speaker every hour, and the winning poster in the Adaptive Fitness poster competition will be revealed. The Adapted Fitness open house is part of Disability Awareness Week, which is the week of April 17.
Mon
Apr
10
Kappa Delta Pi offers its members numerous networking opportunities and provides a range of resources throughout the various stages of one’s career. Founded in 1911, the honor society today has 40,000 members at more than 625 active chapters at universities and colleges in the United States and across the globe. And on May 4, UW-Madison’s School of Education will be establishing a new Kappa Delta Pi chapter during a luncheon ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Events Center. Membership in Kappa Delta Pi is comprised of university students in education, students seeking advanced degrees, professional educators, school administrators and education researchers.
Mon
Apr
10
​UW-Madison's Felice Amato will perform at the Banners and Cranks Festival at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in Storrs, Conn., on April 14-15. Amato is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education's Art Department. The Ballad Institute's current exhibit is "Banners and Cranks: Paintings and Scrolls in Performance." On April 14 and 15, there will be cranky and cantastoria performances created by puppeteers, musicians and artists. Amato will perform two cranky pieces, inspired from her research exploring the Lattimer Miners Massacre (1897) and the plight of miners now.
Sun
Apr
09
UW-Madison alumna Jennifer DeCubellis was featured by the StarTribune about her efforts leading a reform of Minnesota's child protection system. DeCubellis received her undergraduate degree in special education from the School of Education in 1992. Now, she's planning a $13 million overhaul of the child protection system in Hennepin County after taking over the top human services role one year ago. DeCubellis wants to focus on preventing abuse rather than waiting until after it happens to act.
Sun
Apr
09
UW-Madison's John Hitchcock, Tom Jones and Truman Lowe from the Art Department were recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal for their work in the Promega Spring Art Showcase, "Native Art Evolving."
Sat
Apr
08
UW-Madison alumna Laura Kalmes is founding a new private elementary school in Bloomington, Ill., called Bloom Community School, the Pantagraph reports. Kalmes earned a master’s degree in 2009 and a Ph.D in 2015, both from from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. Kalmes also earned a minor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Bloom Community School will serve about 50 students from grades K-5 in its pilot year. Its academic curriculum is project-based, and children will be taught in mixed-age classrooms.
Sat
Apr
08
Eleven members of the UW–Madison faculty have won Kellett Mid-Career Awards, including Katherine Cramer. Cramer is a professor of political science and faculty director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education. The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position.
Sat
Apr
08
UW-Madison’s Peter Goff recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program to talk about Tony Evers securing his third term as Wisconsin’s superintendent for public instruction. Goff said Evers had a message of positivity and hope that helped him gain the support of public school teachers. "(Evers) is really seen as a champion for teachers, supporting what they do, their professionalism and how they get the job done," said Goff.
Fri
Apr
07
UW-Madison's Eric Post, Stephanie Trigsted and David Bell are co-authors on a recently released paper examining how levels of specialization in sports are related to injuries in young athletes. Post is the lead author on the paper, which appeared in the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is titled, "The Association of Sport Specialization and Training Volume With Injury History in Youth Athletes."
Fri
Apr
07
Throughout the month of March, UW-Madison’s Athletic Training Program, the Association of Athletic Training Students (AATS), and the Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety (ATSBS) hosted and participated in a number of campus and community events in support of National Athletic Training Month. National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about all that athletic trainers do. This year's theme was, "Your Protection is Our Priority.”
Thu
Apr
06
UW-Madison's Kyira Hauer was selected as a recipient of the 2017 American Small Business Champion Award by SCORE and Sam’s Club. Hauer is pursuing her master’s degree with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Hauer owns Kinda Kreative, LLC. The business has multiple facets, including public speaking, art and a variety of different workshops and coaching events. The contest entry says the business' mission "is to inspire and empower people to express themselves freely, take the next steps in their journey to self-discovery and celebrate their inherent worth."
Thu
Apr
06
UW-Madison’s Daniel Corral was recently invited to attend the Education Policy Academy this summer in Washington, D.C. The academy is sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and it runs Aug. 9-11. Corral is a second-year doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. In particular, he is interested in examining Latinx college student engagement.
Thu
Apr
06
UW-Madison's Stephen's Hilyard's three channel video piece “Катюша (Katyusha)” has been selected for screening at the Vkratze! German-Russian Film Festival. Hilyard is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. The Vkratze! German-Russian Film Festival has been held in the city of Volgograd annually since 2013. Programming is chosen from an international selection of films in German or Russian, or by German or Russian filmmakers. The festival is also a forum for authors looking to explore audio-visual art in the form or short films. The festival will take place from April 6-9.
Wed
Apr
05
Lesley Bartlett writes that in this conference, April 6-7, we will “explore various educational policies and practices that address global inequality, and ask how our own work as researchers and educators can contribute to efforts to create a more just world.“

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