UW–Madison’s Diamond, Lewis deliver keynote at Carnegie Corporation Summit

April 22, 2020

UW-Madison’s John Diamond delivered a keynote presentation at the Carnegie Corporation Summit with Amanda Lewis. The two co-authored the award-winning book, “Despite the Best Intentions: Why Racial Inequality Persists in Good Schools.” The book is the result of five years of interviews and data-gathering at a suburban high school that “created a rich and disturbing portrait of the racial achievement gap” more than 50 years after the formal end of segregation.

‘Porchtraits’ a snapshot of our School of Education community

April 16, 2020

Following is a series of porch portraits — or “Porchtraits” — from our photographer, Sarah Maughan. Although we are far apart physically while practicing social distancing, we remain connected as a School of Education community. Together, we will not only get through this one-of-a-kind Spring Semester — but we will make it a success.

At-home language activity booklet available online

April 10, 2020

WIDA Early Years has created a new booklet for children ages 2 to 7 that encourages kids to improve their language skills by talking about topics they know — themselves, their families, what they like to play, how they feel, what sounds they hear, and the weather. It can be downloaded in English or Spanish.

Analysis of UW System Hmong undergrads find low and declining enrollments

March 27, 2020

A team of HMoob (Hmong)* American undergraduates mentored by UW-Madison education researchers has completed the first analysis of University of Wisconsin System student data disaggregated by race and ethnicity for the state’s largest Asian ethnic population. The team finds that except for UW–Oshkosh and UW–Green Bay, UW System enrollment of HMoob Americans is proportionally low and declining, particularly at the state’s flagship UW–Madison campus.