School of Education students are ready to take on the new semester

September 2, 2020

Masks. Hybrid learning. Physical distancing. Testing. The fall 2020 semester is kicking off — and at UW–Madison, it won’t be like any semester that’s come before. However, our School of Education students are just as bright, driven, and inspiring as always. Seventeen students shared their thoughts with us on majors, going to college amid COVID-19, what they are excited about this semester, and future plans.

Supporting Black interns through racial trauma: a guide for colleges, employers

August 24, 2020

As all aspects of American society face a national reckoning on racism and police brutality, a new policy brief from the Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions is providing a playbook that employers and higher education professionals can use to help Black student interns cope with the continuing public protests against anti-Black violence.

McQuillan awarded 2020 AHEAD Pilot Program grant

August 20, 2020

Mollie McQuillan, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is one of three UW–Madison investigators who have been awarded a 2020 Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEAD) Pilot Program grant.

UW–Madison School of Education unveils bold new program to invest in Wisconsin’s future teachers

August 18, 2020

The Teacher Pledge provides financial support — including up to in-state tuition, fees, and testing certification costs — for students enrolled in one of the School’s teacher education programs. In return, after graduating the students “pledge” to teach for three or four years at a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school in Wisconsin. Students who go on to teach in a high-need district or in a high-need subject area will fulfill their obligation in three years, while all others will do so in four.

UW–Madison announces Smart Restart plan to reopen in fall

June 17, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison plans to begin fall classes as scheduled on Sept. 2 and offer in-person instruction in many courses until the Thanksgiving recess, the university announced on Wednesday, June 17. Additional information will be provided to the campus community as plans are finalized via the “Smart Restart” website:

Talking to kids about COVID-19: UW-Madison’s Travis Wright offers tips

March 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has people fearful and confused. The situation is constantly evolving. Images of healthcare workers in protective gear and news about the number of people who are infected and who have died serve as constant reminders that things have changed for the foreseeable future. It’s stressful enough when you’re a grownup. It’s stressful enough when you’re a grownup. But for kids, it can be especially scary. What do we tell children in times of uncertainty? There are no easy answers, but Travis Wright offers some suggestions.