Latinx Affinity Group to host ‘open dialogue’ discussions Feb. 24 and Mar. 2

February 19, 2021

The School of Education’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) invites you to join us in our upcoming Latinx Student Affinity Group Open Dialogue discussions. There will be two discussion options to accommodate different schedules on Feb. 24 and Mar. 2 — you may sign up for one or both discussions.  

Dance Department’s Walker will participate in UHS panel focused on Black men’s health

February 16, 2021

As part of UW–Madison’s recognition of Black History Month, University Health Services (UHS) Mental Health Services will host a panel event next Monday, Feb. 22, titled “Beyond Resilience: A community conversation about the preservation, health, and strength of Black Men.” The panel will feature Chris Walker, a professor in the School of Education’s Dance Department, along with Dennis McLeod II, a behavioral health psychologist and assistant professor at Vanderbilt University.

Black History Month: Conversation with Imani Barnes

February 10, 2021

As part of Black History Month, the School of Education is highlighting Black voices within the School. Following is a Q&A with Imani Barnes, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Administrative Fellow for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI). She's also a second-year PhD student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Charleston appointed to Gov. Evers’ Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion

February 2, 2021

UW–Madison’s LaVar Charleston, the School of Education’s associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion, was named to Gov. Tony Evers’ Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion. The council is designed to provide strategic guidance in developing a sustainable framework to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion practices across Wisconsin state government.

School of Education announces master’s program scholarship to address inequities

January 29, 2021

Graduate students committed to tackling education opportunity gaps can apply for the Committed Scholars Program to earn their master’s in educational psychology with a concentration in the growing field of learning analytics. The Master of Science in Educational Psychology: Learning Analytics program empowers graduates to change teaching, learning and policy by harnessing vast amounts of educational data that will help guide decisions and improvements in education to bridge the equity gap.

Balderrama-Trudell, Brown join OEDI team

January 12, 2021

Ida Balderrama-Trudell (she/her) is OEDI’s inaugural director of student engagement and will begin her role on Jan. 24, and Justin Brown (they/them) started Jan. 11 as equity, diversity, and inclusion program associate.

The School of Education’s moments in time 2020

December 21, 2020

What a year it has been! Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, we faced challenges that few could have envisioned. Despite 2020 being such a unique year, our School of Education has retained its sense of optimism — and a belief in big ideas.