School of Education News

Fri
Sep
13
The Madison Education Partnership (MEP) has opened its request for proposals for Fall 2019. MEP is a research-practice partnership between the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). The Partnership runs an annual funding cycle for UW–Madison faculty and staff to encourage them to work with the school district. The Partnership will award two grants up to $50,000 each. The deadline for submission is Monday, Sept. 23.
Fri
Sep
13
USA Today shared comments from UW-Madison’s Peter Goff, among other experts, in an article exploring the struggle to retain teachers in rural schools. Goff is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The article highlights a school in a northern Wisconsin town, of about 1,000 residents, which has found itself scrambling yet again to fill open teaching positions. Goff tells USA Today that, despite popular belief, throwing money at the problem doesn’t always help. He explains that educators value strong support systems, good school leadership, and welcoming communities just as much as higher pay.
Thu
Sep
12
Time magazine utilizes the expertise of UW–Madison’s Jeremy Stoddard and Diana Hess in a new report headlined, “9/11 is History Now. Here's How American Kids Are Learning About it in Class.” Stoddard is an associate professor with the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Curriculum and Instruction, while Hess is dean of the School of Education and the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education.
Thu
Sep
12
UW-Madison’s Yeohyun Ahn recently delivered a presentation at TypeCon, an annual typography-focused convention that took place from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 in Minneapolis. Ahn is an assistant professor of graphic design with the School of Education’s Art Department. Ahn's presentation, “TYPE+CODE III,” addressed the possibilities of an extension of the aesthetic of computational typography from cyberspace to physical space by using digital fabrication.
Wed
Sep
11
The School of Education’s Brett Nachman is co-leading a campus workshop on Friday, Sept. 27 titled, “Universal Design for Learning: What, Why and How.” Nachman is a doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. This Delta Program workshop runs from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Union South, and will give participants insight into how prepared they are to teach diverse students of varying skills, goals, and abilities.
Tue
Sep
10
UW–Madison’s David Rosenthal will become president of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) in October. Rosenthal is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Tue
Sep
10
A show from UW–Madison’s Derrick Buisch, a professor of painting and drawing with the Art Department, is being housed at the School of Education Gallery through Oct. 30. This exhibition is titled, “Intermission” and features paintings from Buisch that he completed during a recent sabbatical. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mon
Sep
09
Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, featured the expertise of UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan for a back-to-school report examining the most effective ways for kids to study and learn. Nathan is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement professor of the learning sciences with the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Educational Psychology.
Sun
Sep
08
Bascom Hill looks a little bit different than it did at the end of the spring semester. But there's a good reason for the fences and detours. Crews are busy replacing underground utilities, some of which date back to the 1890s. While UW-Madison is a campus with a great appreciation for history, that's a little too historic. "We're going to unzip Bascom Hill, replace all the utilities, and put it back together," says Jeffrey A. Pollei, director of utilities and energy management in UW–Madison Facilities Planning & Management.
Fri
Sep
06
Jin-Wen Yu Dance and UW–Madison’s Dance Department are presenting “Page,” an evening of thought-provoking and visually stimulating contemporary dance. Shows run Sept. 12-14 at Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space. This concert features Yu’s choreography spanning from 2016 to the present, including works that have been performed nationally and internationally. Yu is a professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Fri
Sep
06
The Sept. 5 cover story in the Isthmus newspaper shares the expertise and thoughts of UW-Madison’s Aaron Bird Bear and Omar Poler in a report headlined, “This land is their land: UW-Madison grapples with Wisconsin’s ugly treatment of the Ho-Chunk.” Bird Bear, assistant dean for student diversity programs in the School of Education, tells Isthmus that "it’s amazing that our public doesn’t understand or even know about how special this place has been to humans for long.”
Tue
Sep
03
WMTV recently shared the expertise of UW-Madison’s Beth Graue for a report on making a successful transition back to school. Graue, a former kindergarten teacher, shares tips on familiarizing students with routines and paying attention to social growth. Graue is the Sorenson Professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE).
Mon
Sep
02
The Washington Post featured comments from UW-Madison’s Geoffrey Borman in a new article headlined, “Five ways parents can help their kids transition smoothly to middle school.” Borman is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Aug
30
With the start of the new academic year, the leadership within UW-Madison’s Division of the Arts will be transitioning. Outgoing Director John Baldacchino will assume a role as professor of arts education in the School of Education’s Art Department. Susan Zaeske, associate dean of arts and humanities in the College of Letters & Science, will serve as the interim director.
Thu
Aug
29
With the release of the 2019 College Scorecard in May and the fall semester just days away, some again are asking, "Does higher education cost more than it’s worth?" And this time, graduate school debt is under scrutiny, as it offers a mixed bag of pros and cons tied to students’ race and family incomes. In a recent working paper and a forthcoming article in the journal Sociology of Education, sociologists Jaymes Pyne and Eric Grodsky argue that for the last 20 years a perfect storm has been brewing over those seeking graduate and professional degrees, especially African-American and low-income graduate students. Grodsky is a professor of sociology and education policy, and a researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), at UW–Madison. Pyne is an affiliated WCER researcher and postdoctoral research associate at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.
Wed
Aug
28
UW–Madison’s School of Education is beginning its process for finding the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). “This position is one of the most important in the School of Education and, more broadly, on our campus,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess. A 13-member search-and-screen committee is strongly encouraging members of the UW–Madison community to nominate candidates or to apply directly.
Wed
Aug
28
UW-Madison’s School of Education celebrated the start of the 2019-20 academic year with its annual Welcome Back Bash event on Thursday, Aug. 29. And once again, the School ​welcomed a large cohort of new faculty members, with 13 talented scholars joining the School of Education’s roster since the start of 2019 — with many of those arriving just in time for the start of the new academic year.
Tue
Aug
27
UW-Madison's Yeohyun Ahn recently presented her new project, which focuses on isolation and marginalization in higher education, at the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Games, Entertainment, and Media (GEM) Conference hosted by Yale University’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media June 19-22. Ahn is an assistant professor of graphic design and interactive media with the School of Education's Art Department. Ahn's project, which is titled “Social Homelessness on U.S. Campuses,” brings together multidisciplinary art and design research to explore the isolation of Asian female faculty members in higher education.
Mon
Aug
26
UW-Madison alumni Virginia "Ginny" Conway and Michael Conway recently created two funds in support of the School of Education, one with the Department of Kinesiology's Adapted Fitness Program and the other in the Dance Department. Virginia Conway received a degree in physical education from the School of Education in 1978, while Michael Conway received his degree from UW-Madison’s Department of Engineering in 1978.
Fri
Aug
23
UW-Madison alum David Perrodin is the author of a newly released book, “School of Errors: Rethinking school safety in America.” Perrodin earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) in 2016. A former school administrator, Perrodin challenges common school safety narratives in his new book. Perrodin tells the Portage Daily Register, “We’re not building systems that are accessible for kids. We’re just putting fortifications in.”

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