February 7, 2020
Nora Smith earned her Ph.D. from the UW–Madison School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2004. Smith has worked in a variety of administrative and instructional roles in academia; she’s also a dedicated foodie, and has gained a lot of experience over the years working in restaurants and bakeries. She now serves as assistant director for Residential Education at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, Montana. Following is a Q&A with Smith.
February 6, 2020
UW-Madison’s Matt Hora collaborated with students Rena Yehuda Newman, Robert Hemp, Jasmine Brandon, and Yi-Jung Wu to write and publish a paper titled “Reframing student employability: From commodifying the self to supporting the student, worker, and societal well-being.” The paper centers on two questions: How can colleges and universities cultivate employability in their students? How can institutions measure and prove their students’ employability to policymakers and taxpayers?
January 30, 2020
UW-Madison alumna Sharon Contreras was named one of five "administrators to watch" in 2020 by Education Dive. Contreras received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2015. She has served as the superintendent of the Guilford County Schools since 2016. Contreras is the first woman and the first Latina to lead Guilford, North Carolina’s third largest district.
January 23, 2020
An op-ed from UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson, published by Cuma Management, discusses the recent influx of chief diversity officer (CDO) positions, and the challenges they face.
January 21, 2020
UW–Madison’s Brett Ranon Nachman is one of seven students from across the country to be honored with a K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
December 23, 2019
UW–Madison alumnus F. King Alexander was recently named the new president of Oregon State University. Alexander earned his Ph.D. from the UW-Madison School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1996. Alexander was previously serving as the president and chancellor of Louisiana State University.
December 13, 2019
In November, 19 STEM teachers from 18 rural school districts in Wisconsin attended the third annual "Teacher Speakout!" sponsored by WCER’s Rural Education Research and Implementation Center (RERIC). This exchange of ideas between teachers, researchers, policymakers, and rural advocates offered insight on what is right with rural education.
December 4, 2019
The Wisconsin State Journal interviewed UW-Madison’s Peter Goff for a report examining the trial implementation of grading floors in Madison schools. Goff is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
December 2, 2019
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead was named the vice president of the Education Law Association (ELA) at the organization’s annual conference on Nov. 13-16 in Norfolk, Virginia. Mead is the School of Education’s associate dean for education, and a professor with the School’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. After her term as vice president, Mead will serve as the president elect and then president of the organization.
November 22, 2019
Thoughts on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form from UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker were featured on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and in an EdSource.com report. Bruecker, a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, researches student loan borrowing and repayment, FAFSA filing, and the impact of high schools on college access. Bruecker is also a project assistant with UW-Madison’s Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab.