UW–Madison’s EdNeuroLab tackling math learning through brain imaging

April 7, 2020

In 2012, Edward Hubbard, a cognitive neuroscientist and assistant professor in UW‒Madison’s Department of Educational Psychology, created the Educational Neuroscience Lab to understand—through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)—how the physical changes that occur in children’s brains as they learn may help improve education practices.

UW-Madison alum Wills named to Board of Regents in New York

April 2, 2020

UW-Madison alumna Frances Wills was chosen by the New York state legislature to represent the 9th Judicial District on the state Board of Regents. Wills earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1990, and has spent more than 50 years in the field of education.

Pandemic can’t keep UW–Madison’s Pinc from bringing MFA show to public

March 31, 2020

Due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this month, Guzzo Pinc's in-person MFA show and reception — scheduled for March 25 in Gallery 7 of the Humanities Building — was canceled. After the initial shock and a feeling of “despair” wore off, the graduate student with the school of Education's Art Department became determined to find a way to bring his exhibition — “EGGS: A Grand Scale Painting Comedy” — into public view. On March 25, he launched the exhibition online.

Video message from Dean Hess

March 30, 2020

UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess shared a video message with faculty and staff across the School on Monday, March 30.

Education on the home front: How to help younger children keep learning

March 30, 2020

With most states now closing public schools to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have had little or no time to plan for keeping their children at home every day, all day. Suddenly, and in some cases overnight, families are figuring out how to live, learn, and work — together and separately — all under one roof.

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.

CRECE requests proposals for early childhood education research projects

March 25, 2020

The Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE), housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research, is requesting proposals for research projects focused on the education, opportunities and well-being of children ages birth through eight years.

UW-Madison’s Kuhrasch offers tips to help parents keep their kids active

March 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down schools across the nation, many parents are concerned about keeping their children active without the help of physical education (PE) classes. But Cindy Kuhrasch, who oversees the School of Education’s physical education teacher education program, sees these new circumstances as an opportunity to bring back what’s missing in PE curriculums and in children’s lives.