School of Education News

Tue
Oct
22
UW-Madison’s Andrea Ruppar has been selected to receive the TASH 2019 Early Career Researcher Network Award. Ruppar is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education (RPSE). Her scholarship focuses on building the capacity of schools and teachers to provide meaningful, evidence-based, inclusive education for students with the most significant disabilities —including multiple disabilities, intellectual disability, and autism. The TASH Early Career Researcher Network Award is focused on promoting the development and dissemination of evidence-based practices, and the support and mentorship of new researchers.
Mon
Oct
21
The Capital Times published a Q&A with UW-Madison’s Duane Lee Holland Jr., a new assistant professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Holland, a native of Devon, Pennsylvania, tells the newspaper that he is excited to be the first hip-hop faculty member at the first university in the United States to grant degrees in dance. In 1926, under the leadership of Margaret H'Doubler, UW-Madison became the first university to offer a degree program in dance. “It goes along with the legacy of why the dance department was created here,” said Holland, who joined UW-Madison this semester.
Mon
Oct
21
UW-Madison’s LaVar Charleston is a co-author on a new research study published by the Journal of Research Initiatives titled, “Black Male Persistence: A Phenomenological Collective of Familial and Social Motivators.” In the paper, the authors capture the voices of students who have persisted in higher education, highlighting student persistence and examining the critical components in social and environmental arrangements.
Fri
Oct
18
A new collaboration of Wisconsin and Minnesota education researchers formed to support education priorities in each state has won a five-year, $6.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The project's goal is to improve the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school students in the two-state region by advancing the use of evidence-based practices. Researchers from each state’s flagship university, the University of Wisconsin−Madison and University of Minnesota, joined with Education Analytics, a Madison, Wisconsin-based education nonprofit, to develop the winning proposal.
Thu
Oct
17
Aaron Bird Bear, a skilled administrator with extensive professional experience in Native Nations issues, has been named to the new position of tribal relations director at UW–Madison. A UW alumnus, Bird Bear currently is the School of Education’s assistant dean for student diversity programs. He will transition to his new role Nov. 1.
Thu
Oct
17
With backing from Kate DiCamillo, staff from the Teacher Education Center within UW-Madison’s School of Education are delivering nearly 300 books by the award-winning author to several districts around Wisconsin. DiCamillo is presenting the 2019 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture, sponsored by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), on Thursday in the Overture Center’s Capitol Theater. At DiCamillo’s request, her honorarium for this appearance is being used to buy copies of her newest book — “Beverly, Right Here.”
Wed
Oct
16
A story ​out of the University of Georgia explains new research on sport-related concussions (SRC) that's co-authored by UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein and Dee Warmath, a former faculty member at UW-Madison. Warmath and Winterstein's study — which was published in the journal Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach — reveals that knowing how to report a concussion may be a greater factor in prompting athletes to take action than concussion and symptom knowledge.
Wed
Oct
16
A recent Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) report on the relationship between education and health features the expertise of UW-Madison’s Craig Albers, an associate professor with the Department of Educational Psychology. The WPR story focuses on the success of Algoma, a small city in Kewaunee County which has climbed in health rankings since 2008. Albers has traveled to different parts of Wisconsin to ask school officials and parents what obstacles they face in education. He shares with WPR that “the most frequently mentioned issue is mental and behavioral health.”
Mon
Oct
14
A new report from the Madison Education Partnership finds that rather than causing students to do poorly in school, unexcused absences may be signals of significant challenges in students’ lives. To respond, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is working to understand and act on those signals.
Fri
Oct
11
The Press Times reported on a presentation delivered by UW-Madison’s Julie Mead. Mead is the School of Education’s associate dean for education, and is a professor with the School’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. On Sept. 24 the League pf Women Voters of Greater Green Bay, in connection with the Patricia Marguerite O’Neil Memorial Fund, hosted Mead for a discussion on the future of public education.
Fri
Oct
11
UW–Madison’s Leslie Smith III is a contemporary abstract artist and associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department. His work, which is primarily oil paint on shaped canvasses, is displayed both nationally and internationally, and is currently on display at the Galerie Isabelle Gounod in Paris. “I think if you’ve never had the opportunity to view art and be critical of it,” Smith says, “it’s an experience worth having because I think when you’ve had that experience, it’s a lot easier to maybe understand some other seemingly unrelated issue or concern that you might have with the world, or with yourself."
Thu
Oct
10
UW-Madison’s Keith Miller Jr. recently published an article at Medium.com headlined “Confessions of an ‘At-Risk’ Black Boy Turned Educator.” Miller explains that it’s “a nine-minute read/journey to the center of my own trauma and experience as a Black body in the education system and the journey to leading the work in my community at the Deep Center, and the transformative process it sparked.”
Wed
Oct
09
The work of the School of Education’s Felipe Gacharná and his brother, Carlos Eduardo Gacharná, is being showcased in the Academic Staff Art Gallery in Bascom Hall. Their photography series is titled, “Flow: The Art of Felipe and Carlos Eduardo Gacharná.” An opening reception is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14, from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. The Academic Staff Art Gallery is housed in room 270 of Bascom Hall.
Mon
Oct
07
More than 200 high school students and their chaperones from 19 U.S. school districts will be at the Madison Concourse Hotel Oct. 23-26 for the Minority Student Achievement Network Student Conference, an annual event aimed at developing student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity. Launched in 1999, MSAN is a project of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, a part UW-Madison’s School of Education.
Mon
Oct
07
Madison365.com puts the spotlight on Jerry Jordan’s mural at Madison College’s new Goodman South Campus in a recent article. Jordan, a recruitment and retention specialist with the School of Education’s Student Diversity Programs Office, was commissioned by the college to paint a mural depicting African-American history in Madison, specifically South Madison, where the new facilities were built.
Mon
Oct
07
UW-Madison’s Bianca Baldridge will be giving a book talk on her new work, “Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work”, at the Wisconsin Book Festival on Oct. 18. Her presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. in Community Room 301 at Madison's Central Library. Baldridge, a sociologist of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, is a life-long youth worker and community-engaged scholar.
Fri
Oct
04
UW–Madison’s LaVar Charleston will be taking part in a panel discussion on Monday, Oct. 7, that’s part of the second annual Wisconsin Leadership Conference at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. Charleston is the School of Education’s associate dean for diversity and inclusion. The panel event he is taking part in will be moderated by Joan Prince and is titled, “Beyond Forward, Part 2: Have Four-Year Colleges and Universities Prepared the Next Generation for the Workforce Our State Needs?”
Fri
Oct
04
A recent report from Tolerance magazine utilizes research from UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC). The article shares the experiences of elementary students and teachers at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo, NY, as part of the school’s project “I am the author of my own story.”
Thu
Oct
03
The School of Education’s Dance Department, along with Peggy Choy Dance company and UW-Madison’s Asian American Studies program, presents “Flight: Torn like a rose,” which will be held at the H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Peggy Choy, an associate professor with the Dance Department, has a foundation in Korean and Javanese dance, Asian martial arts, and is a certified teacher of Dayan Qigong — a 1,700 year-old vital energy force practice from China.
Thu
Oct
03
UW-Madison’s Brian Burt is receiving the Exemplar Award from Indiana University's Neal-Marshall Alumni Club on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the 24th IU NMAC reunion in Indianapolis. Burt is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

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