School of Education News

Thu
Jun
13
UW-Madison’s John Diamond appeared on CNN’s "United Shades of America" program to talk about implicit bias. This episode is an installment in a series of get-togethers referred to as "Black People Meetings" by writer and comedian W. Kamau Bell, who hosts "United Shades of America." In this particular segment, Bell talks about Milwaukee, one of America’s blackest major cities and one of America’s most segregated cities.
Thu
Jun
13
UW-Madison alumna Angie Eilers has recently launched a software company, UR Turn, that is targeted at education planning for middle and high school students. Eilers' refers to it as the "Google maps for education planning." The program allows students to set a goal and provides guidance and advising to help them along the way.
Wed
Jun
12
Faculty members from UW-Madison are part of a new group of higher education leaders being brought together to examine ways to help school districts address the critical problem of recruiting and retaining special education teachers. These efforts are being led by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), which is bringing together experts from 10 colleges and universities.
Wed
Jun
12
UW-Madison alumna Molly Andersen and her colleagues were recently asked to participate in a teacher recruitment video — but the district had something else in mind. Andersen and three other teachers within her Minnesota school district were chosen to be recognized in surprise teacher appreciation video.
Tue
Jun
11
Launched in the 2015-16 school year, the Tomorrow’s Educators for Equity in Madison (TEEM) Scholars Program, was aimed at increasing teacher diversity in Madison schools. Four years later, a handful of the program’s first participants are attending UW-Madison.
Tue
Jun
11
UW-Madison alumnus Nick Scull was featured in a recent report from Monitor on Psychology magazine that puts a spotlight on various professionals working abroad. After earning his degree, Scull secured a job as the first psychologist at Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network in Kuwait, a nonprofit clinic that serves children, adolescents, and adults.
Mon
Jun
10
After 41 years on the UW-Madison campus and 34 years of continuous service, Gloria Hawkins, assistant vice provost in the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement and director of the Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program, is retiring. Hawkins earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1990.
Mon
Jun
10
UW-Madison's Adam Corkery was selected by the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) to receive the 2019 American Kinesiology Association National Master’s Scholar Award.
Fri
Jun
07
UW-Madison alumna Rita Platt is the author of a new book, “Working Hard, Working Happy,” that is to be released by Routledge in July. In her new book, Platt shows how educators can create a joyful classroom community in which students are determined to work hard, be resilient, and never give up. Platt earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from UW-Madison’s School of Education in 1996.
Fri
Jun
07
UW-Madison alumnus Duane Knudson, now a professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). Knudson earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1988.
Thu
Jun
06
A new study from UW-Madison's Xueli Wang and Seo Young Lee examines the psychometric properties of a new survey measuring factors of STEM student transfers from two- to four-year colleges. This study was published in the Review of Higher Education.
Wed
Jun
05
UW–Madison alumnus David Greendeer, the executive director of business for the Ho-Chunk Nation, credits part of his success and prolific career to a class he took from the School of Education's Colleen Capper, according to a recent report in Madison365.com. Greendeer, who received his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy and Analysis, is in charge of all gaming and non-gaming enterprises for the Nation.
Wed
Jun
05
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple has just published two new books — “Re-imagining Education for Democracy,” with Stuart Riddle, and “Critical Studies of Education in Asia: Knowledge, power, and the Politics of Curriculum Reforms,” with Leonel Lim. Both examine the limits and possibilities of creating more critically democratic educational policies and practices, and current national and international contexts.
Tue
Jun
04
UW-Madison's David Kaplan recently received an $800,000 grant from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) to develop and adapt the method of Bayesian dynamic borrowing to large-scale assessment programs, such as the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The co-PI on the project is Jianshen Chen, who earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Psychology’s quantitative methods program.
Tue
Jun
04
Master's degree programs at UW-Madison are addressing training needs and certification requirements in high-growth job fields across the U.S. and at home in Wisconsin. To address one such need, the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology created the Master of Science in Educational Psychology: Educational Specialist (EdS) in School Psychology program.
Mon
Jun
03
At a time when two out of every three undergraduates enroll in a two-year or four-year degree program within 25 miles of their home, UW–Madison's Nick Hillman urges policymakers to pay attention to one of the most overlooked aspects of college access and opportunity: geographic inequality. Hillman shared his thoughts for a recent article from U.S. News and World Report.
Mon
Jun
03
UW–Madison researchers, including several with ties to the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, recently published a study on the effectiveness of activity trackers, including Fitbits, with JMIR Publications' mHealth and uHealth. Authors include Diana Dorn and Jessica Gorzelitz, who both are both graduate students with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, while Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Kelli Koltyn and David Bell are faculty members with the department.
Sat
Jun
01
Choreographer and performer Duane Lee Holland Jr. will join the School of Education's Dance Department in the fall as its first hip-hop scholar on faculty. Faculty members within the department decided it was time to redesign the curriculum to holistically integrate the influences of black identity, culture, and experiences into the degree and certificate programs.
Fri
May
31
The National Academy of Education (NAEd) announced the recipients of the 2019 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships, and this year three people with ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education are receiving these highly competitive awards. Matthew Hirshberg and Martina Rau were named NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows, while Ashley Smith is receiving an NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.
Fri
May
31
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty have been honored during the last year with awards supported by the estate of professor, U.S. senator, and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). And this year, faculty members Mitchell Nathan, Adam Nelson, Jee-Seon Kim, Linn Posey-Maddox and Haley Vlach from the School of Education received Vilas awards.

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