School of Education welcomes 16 new faculty members for the 2020-21 academic year

August 25, 2020

The UW–Madison School of Education is welcoming 16 new faculty members to campus during the upcoming 2020-21 academic year, which is one of the largest cohorts to sign on with the School since its founding in 1930. "We’re excited to welcome another group of exceptional scholars who will be working in fields as varied as the arts, health and education. They will bring a diverse set of viewpoints and experiences to our School as we build upon our excellence,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.

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.

Can quantitative ethnography help tell the COVID-19 story?

July 21, 2020

The quest for answers to how COVID-19 is affecting different cultures is why the newly formed International Society for Quantitative Ethnography (QE) launched the "QE COVID Data Challenge,” a seven-day data sprint involving nearly 100 data and research experts collaborating remotely from 16 countries, including Denmark, Hungary, Australia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.

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:

Four with ties to School of Education named Morgridge Fellows

June 9, 2020

The fellows were selected through a juried process to participate in the year-long learning community designed to further institutionalize and support community-engaged scholarship, defined as: teaching, research, and scholarly activities that are performed in equitable, mutually beneficial collaboration with communities to fulfill campus and community objectives.

Alum Smith to become dean of Southern Illinois University’s School of Education

May 28, 2020

M Cecil Smith will become the dean of Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale’s reorganized School of Education on July 13, pending approval of the SIU Board of Trustees. The announcement came via an SIU news release on May 20. Smith earned his PhD from the human development program within the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology in 1988.