School of Education News

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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.
Wed
Oct
02
The new book, “Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work,” from UW-Madison’s Bianca Baldridge is a 2019 American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics’ Choice Book Award winner. Baldridge is a sociologist of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Wed
Oct
02
UW–Madison’s Dance Department is opening a stunning permanent exhibition in Lathrop Hall’s new Gallery Space titled, “Radical Pedagogy: Margaret H’Doubler, Anna Halprin, and American Dance, 1916-Present.” The exhibition was made possible via a generous donation from Jody Gottfried Arnhold ('65) and John Arnhold. The photographs, visual art, and films that fill Lathrop’s Gallery Space bear witness to dance pioneer Margaret H’Doubler’s radical pedagogy and its inherently Midwestern progressivism — when dance became a rigorous academic discipline and the body became the route to scientific inquiry, self-discovery, creativity, and citizenship.
Tue
Oct
01
Alongside lead author Wendy Wood of Colorado State University, UW-Madison’s Beth Fields recently co-authored a report that was featured in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation. Fields is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The report is titled, "Hippotherapy: a systematic mapping review of peer-reviewed research, 1980 to 2018."
Tue
Oct
01
The School of Education is seeking nominations for the Rockwell Awards for Cooperating Teachers. These awards recognize excellent teachers who have chosen to pass on their expertise by providing professional experiences for UW-Madison student teachers.
Mon
Sep
30
The Center for Research on College-to-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) — a project at UW‒Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research — is collaborating with the United Negro College Fund’s Career Pathways Initiative and a vocational psychologist to study internship programs at six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have a high population of STEM graduates.
Mon
Sep
30
UW–Madison's Division of the Arts has opened the call for applications for the 2020 Awards in the Creative Arts. The Division of the Arts provides research support to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students in the arts, and each spring it recognizes achievements and professional service in the arts. The grants awarded support future creative endeavors and research. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m.
Fri
Sep
27
UW–Madison’s Nick Hillman, an expert in higher ed finance, explains to Iowa Public Radio how key drivers of student debt often receive little attention from candidates. And while making college affordable is more complicated than providing free tuition, Hillman notes that message is likely to resonate with college graduates and younger voters who are a growing share of the electorate.
Fri
Sep
27
An op-ed authored by UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora looks at college internships and the current push across postsecondary institutions to adopt, scale, and sustain internship programs. Hora is an affiliate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and a research scientist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Hora is the director of UW-Madison’s Center for College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), which is housed within WCER.

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