Bell named to national panel that will examine how to make STEM learning more equitable

November 16, 2021

UW–Madison’s Courtney Bell is one of 15 experts selected nationwide to serve on a new, ad-hoc committee created by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) to provide practical, evidence-based guidance to make STEM learning in the PreK–12 system equitable. Bell is director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and a professor of learning sciences with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology.

Annual MSAN student conference draws more and younger students after going online

October 27, 2021

the MSAN Consortium of multiracial school districts is moving its annual conference for high school students online this year, just as it did last fall for the first time because of the pandemic. As a result, organizers have been able to expand access to the program that kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 27, to more students, including younger ones.

New ‘Artivism’ program provides immediate financial support for UW–Madison student projects intersecting art and activism

September 23, 2021

The UW­­–Madison Division of the Arts’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee is pleased to announce the launch of a new funding opportunity called the Artivism Student Action Program (ASAP). The program, which will offer funding awards ranging from $100 to $5,000, was developed in response to students' desires to use politically engaged art to bring about a more equitable world.

Students, recent graduate, and Dean Hess meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Cardona

September 21, 2021

Two current students and a recent graduate of an innovative UW–Madison special education teacher preparation program received the unique opportunity to meet and speak with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona during a campus visit Monday, Sept. 20. Joining them in a conversation that lasted about 20 minutes was Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, and School of Education Dean Diana Hess.

UW–Madison’s Jackson named to Rupple-Bascom Professorship

September 15, 2021

Jerlando F.L. Jackson chairs the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is the director and chief research scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB).

School faculty and staff reunite at traditional ‘Welcome Back Bash’

September 8, 2021

It was a beautiful late summer day for members of the School of Education community — many used to seeing each other only in boxes on their computer screens — to reunite for the traditional Welcome Back Bash for faculty and staff, in the North Plaza of the Education Building overlooking Lake Mendota, on Thursday, Sept. 2. While enjoying a full tailgate lunch, and picking up T-shirts tagged with the phrase “Lead and Inspire,” attendees took a break from their workdays to catch up with colleagues and kick off the new school year.