Class notes: Winter 2022-23 Learning Connections

January 31, 2023

Check out what UW–Madison School of Education alumni from across the globe have been up to in this latest version of Class Notes for our alumni publication Learning Connections.

Latest Learning Connections alumni magazine now available online

July 29, 2022

The Summer 2022 edition of Learning Connections, a magazine for alumni and friends of the UW–Madison School of Education, is now posted online. This issue centers on Rising to the Challenge — and above the political noise — to demonstrate how quality education can play a vital role in helping people better understand each other and work together to reimagine a better future.

Graduate student scholarship honors leader in comparative education

July 14, 2022

Andreas Kazamias is among the world’s leading experts in comparative humanistic education. To honor and celebrate his remarkable career and life journey, three anonymous donors created a graduate student scholarship through the Department of Educational Policy Studies (EPS) — which Kazamias helped found — in his honor.

A groundbreaking project for a trailblazing team

July 14, 2022

This work will mark the single largest study with Black women faculty members that has been conducted, says Rachelle Winkle-Wagner. The research team includes six Black women scholars who are pursuing their doctorates through the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Puntambekar receives ‘Research Worth Reading’ honor

July 14, 2022

The paper being recognized by the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) is titled, “Supporting middle school students’ science talk: A comparison of physical and virtual labs.” This award is given to three papers published in JRST in the past year deemed to have the most significant impact for science educators and practitioners.

Kaplan developing forecasting models for UN Sustainable Development Goals

July 14, 2022

UW–Madison's David Kaplan, the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods in the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology, received a three-year, $897,000 grant from the Institute for Education Sciences to work on the development of probabilistic forecasting approaches to model trends toward the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.