Four from UW–Madison ranked among most influential education scholars for 2021

January 14, 2021

Education Week blogger Rick Hess published his annual rankings of the top 200 most influential education scholars in the United States recently, and several faculty members with ties to UW–Madison and its School of Education are on the list. UW–Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings is up to No. 2 this year, while Adam Gamoran is No. 123, Jerlando Jackson is No. 178, and Bianca Baldridge is No. 198. 

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.

UW–Madison authors argue for ‘reframing suburbs’ in new paper

January 8, 2021

UW–Madison’s John Diamond and Linn Posey-Maddox are co-first authors on a new paper published in the journal Educational Researcher that’s titled, “Reframing Suburbs: Race, Place, and Opportunity in Suburban Educational Spaces.” The article is also co-authored by María D. Velázquez, a doctoral student with the Department of Educational Policy Studies.

WCER researchers improving mentoring relationships for next generation of academic science leaders

January 8, 2021

Experts at UW−Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research, part of the School of Education, are striving to answer questions about how racial, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic differences impact the mentor-mentee relationship, while they help build more inclusive lab environments across the country and increase diversity in the next generation of university-based science leaders through mentorship education.