This is the latest online edition of Learning Connections, a magazine for alumni and friends of the UW–Madison School of Education. The Summer 2023 issue puts the spotlight on the UW–Madison School of Education Wisconsin Teacher Pledge program. But as always, this issue also highlights important and innovative work being done across the arts, health, and education. A pdf of the print edition is available here. Check it out!
Trailblazing program supports students, educators, and schools across Wisconsin.
For the 10th straight year, UW–Madison’s School of Education has been rated among the top five education schools in the country — this year moving up to No. 3 — according to the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report best Graduate School Rankings.
The two researchers, with labs an ocean apart and seemingly little in common, were supposed to chat for just five minutes. But science and fate had much more in store for Gary Diffee and Chris Baldi.
Students ranked as less capable than their peers in classroom settings are more likely to develop symptoms of depression than highly ranked peers, according to a new study co-authored by Ran Liu.
Parkins advocates for 're-emergence' of dance education
Chell Parkins moved from New York City in August 2022 to start work as the inaugural Arnhold Director of Dance Education in the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Answering local needs amid a national emergency, UW−Madison faculty members and their partners in the Madison Metropolitan School District will use a $6 million grant to expand culturally responsive mental health services in Madison schools.
In less than a year-and-a-half, the Circle of Care project has directly touched 200 households that care for roughly 900 orphans in Malawi. The program is led by the School of Education's Nancy Kendall and colleague Lori DiPrete Brown in the School of Human Ecology.
A roundup of additional interesting and impactful research projects form across the School of Education — including work from Emily Machado that examines how writing can empower early childhood educators.
Faculty and staff are routinely quoted or make their voices heard in newspapers, magazines, and online news media outlets. Similarly, these experts are often interviewed and showcased on a range of radio and television news reports.
Check out what School of Education alumni from across the globe have been up to.
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