School of Education News

Wed
Apr
05
UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox was recently awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation to study black families’ schooling experiences in suburban America. Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is a scholar of urban and suburban education -- with an emphasis on race, class and educational inequality –- and is the author of the 2014 book, “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education (University of Chicago Press).”
Wed
Apr
05
Kathleen Horning, the director of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), was recently interviewed by The Horn Book Magazine about the CCBC's annual study on the amount of diversity, and lack thereof, in children's books. The CCBC has a long-running tradition of documenting books it receives that are by or about people of color, or from First/Native Nations. The Horn Book Magazine's interview with Horning examined the results from this year's study, as well as the results' trends over the years.
Tue
Apr
04
The School of Education recently announced winners for the 201​7 awards cycle, and this year’s honorees will be recognized at a Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 2​5. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m. School of Education colleagues, as well as family and friends of the awardees, are invited to attend.
Tue
Apr
04
Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2017 Cool Science Image Contest. And among those being recognized is Art Department undergraduate Celia Glime, who is majoring in both art and biology. Glime’s photo illustration depicts a range of colors produced in test tubes by three chemical reactions.
Tue
Apr
04
Madison’s local NBC affiliate, WMTV-Ch. 15, recently produced a report about UW-Madison’s Early Morning Fitness Class that’s administered through the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Bonnie Loughran, who leads the class for women over the age of 40, is a UW-Madison alumna, with undergraduate degrees in dance and physical education, and a master’s from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Mon
Apr
03
UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies is hosting its annual conference April 6 to 7, with the theme of this year’s event, “Global Inequality, Global Education.” “Inequality has increased globally,” says UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett, a professor of educational policy studies and one of the conference’s coordinators. “Schools easily reproduce inequality, but they also hold out the hope of interrupting inequality and producing social change.” This conference will examine different global efforts to address inequality through education, considering how social, political and economic forces influence those efforts and their outcomes.
Mon
Apr
03
UW-Madison’s Laura Hamman has been awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Hamman, a doctoral candidate with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is one of just 10 students from across the nation awarded this honor in 2017. She is specializing in English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual education. Phi Kappa Phi promotes itself as the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Fri
Mar
31
On Wednesday, the Rotary Club of Madison held a luncheon event featuring a forum with the candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, Tony Evers and Lowell Holtz. The event was moderated by UW-Madison’s Dawn Crim, the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education. Both Evers and Holtz are alumni of the School of Education. The election is April 4.
Thu
Mar
30
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson is speaking at ​an upcoming technical assistance conference, Accelerating Data-Driven Collaboration for Large Scale Progress​, ​to be held in Kansas City, M​issouri, April 3-5, 2017.
Wed
Mar
29
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple is a co-editor of a newly released book titled, “Corporate Elites and the Reform of Public Education.” Says Apple: “I've devoted a good deal of time to critically analyzing the growing power of the corporate sector in education. This is now an increasingly international situation, one whose effects are quite worrisome." The book is co-edited by Helen M. Gunter and David Hall, both of whom are professors of educational policy at the University of Manchester.
Tue
Mar
28
UW-Madison’s Erika Bullock will be delivering a keynote speech at the International Mathematics Education and Society Conference taking place in Volos, Greece, April 7-12. Bullock, an assistant professor of mathematics education with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be giving a presentation titled, “Beyond ‘Ism’ Groups and Figure Hiding: Intersectional Analysis and Critical Mathematics Education.”
Tue
Mar
28
UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker has been 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. Bruecker’s research interests are focused on K-12 and higher education finance. She primarily studies equity in state school funding structures, and also does some work on federal financial aid for college students.
Mon
Mar
27
UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Larson was awarded the inaugural 4W Innovation Award. Larson is an associate professor of occupational therapy with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The 4W Program (Women, Well-being in Wisconsin and the World) is a collective of interdisciplinary leaders focused on improving the quality of women’s lives in local and global communities. This new award, supported by the Women’s Philanthropy Council, is intended to support a key research-to-action initiative that will benefit women’s health and well-being, and improve gender equity.
Mon
Mar
27
In her latest Under the Law column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood takes a look at the mixed messages about guns and schools. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Sun
Mar
26
UW-Madison alumnus Terrance Green will be receiving the 2017 Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Division A. Green earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2013. Today, he is an assistant professor of educational administration at the University of Texas-Austin’s College of Education. Green’s research examines the nexus of urban school reform and socially just community development, with a particular focus on school and community leaders.
Sat
Mar
25
UW-Madison alumna Kristin Papoi is receiving the 2017 Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Arts & Learning Special Interest Group (SIG). Papoi’s dissertation research, which was funded by the Morgridge and Barton fellowships, was a multiple site case study that explored the affordances of arts-based pedagogies for elementary aged English learners in Chicago and Los Angeles. Papoi received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2016.
Fri
Mar
24
The School of Education's Kristen Pickett was selected to join UW-Madison’s BIRCWH Scholars Program. BIRCWH is an acronym for building interdisciplinary research careers in women's health. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health as a K-12 institutional training grant and structured mentoring program for junior faculty who conduct women’s health or sex/gender-based research. Pickett’s proposed training project is titled, "Examining the effects of social engagement on exercise outcomes: In-home cycling for underserved women of Wisconsin.”
Fri
Mar
24
UW-Madison alumnus Jim Vogel was recently recognized by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) for the outstanding quality of his thesis, “Measuring the Forces Involved in Single Point Aerial Dance Trapeze.” Vogel’s thesis research was acknowledged by the review jury of the USITT Engineering Commission’s Excellence in Engineering Research project. Vogel received his master of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama in 2014 under the guidance of Assistant Professor Dan Lisowski.
Thu
Mar
23
The Spring 2017 volume of The Review of Higher Education was recently released, and this highly regarded publication features three reports co-authored by faculty members and Ph.D. students with UW-Madison. The Review of Higher Education is the flagship journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Thu
Mar
23
UW-Madison's Douglas Rosenberg is giving a visiting artist lecture at Yale on Wednesday, March 29 titled "Surface Tensions: Screenic Bodies and the Sequential Moment." Rosenberg chairs the School of Education's Art Department. During the lecture, Rosenberg will discuss paradigms for the treatment of dance in various arts contexts. The event is sponsored by the Yale School of Art and the Digital Media Center for the Arts.

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