School of Education News

Wed
May
15
UW-Madison’s Carl Grant, John Diamond, and Jordan Conwell took part in a panel discussion last month to examine Grant’s latest book, “Du Bois and Education.” The talk, moderated by Tony Chambers, the associate director of the Network, is now available for viewing via the School of Education’s YouTube channel.
Tue
May
14
Four UW–Madison faculty members, including the School of Education’s Percival Matthews, have been selected to make up the second cohort of Diversity Liaisons to participate in the provost’s Diversity Liaison Project.
Mon
May
13
UW-Madison’s 2019 senior class unveiled its class gift on May 6 — a sculpture, called “The Monarch,” that celebrates the 150th anniversary of women earning undergraduate degrees at UW–Madison. The sculpture was created by Victoria Reed, who earned her master of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 2016. This gift was made possible with support from the 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin and the World), the UW Foundation, and the Wisconsin Union.
Mon
May
13
Each semester, University Housing residents have the opportunity to recognize outstanding classroom instructors through the Honored Instructor program. For the Spring 2019 semester, five faculty and staff from across the School of Education were recognized. They are: Faisal Abdu'Allah, Yoshinori Asai, Bianca Baldridge, Jenny Lamb, and Douglas Rosenberg,
Sat
May
11
UW-Madison's School of Education put a spotlight on its newest class of graduates by hosting two major events at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. On Friday evening, May 10, the School honored its Spring 2019 Ph.D. and master of fine arts degree recipients during a traditional hooding ceremony. And on Saturday morning, May 11, the School celebrated with its latest class of bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients during the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration. Congratulations and best of luck to all of our graduates! And remember: You may no longer be a student, but you’ll always be a Badger!
Fri
May
10
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will serve as Towson University’s commencement speaker, and will deliver remarks during the College of Education commencement ceremony in May, the institution announced in a news release.
Fri
May
10
The Rural Education Research and Implementation Center aims to improve educational outcomes for rural students, families and schools through rigorous, partnership-based research. As co-directors Craig Albers and Andy Garbacz say, “Rural Wisconsin, we are listening.” The RERIC is holding a launch celebration on Monday, May 13, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the 13th floor of the Educational Sciences building.
Fri
May
10
UW–Madison alumnus Dom Ricks, who has been the dean of students at Glacier Creek Middle School in Middleton, Wisconsin, since early 2018, has recently been named the principal at Middleton’s Kromrey Middle School. At 27, Ricks is not only the first black principal in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District, but also the youngest in the history of the district. Ricks received his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2018.
Thu
May
09
A piece from UW-Madison's Chris Walker, “Yallahs,” was performed by the national Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) of Jamaica in Kingston on Easter Sunday during the Morning of Movement and Music. The production was presented in association with the Little Theatre Movement and was performed at the Little Theatre in Kingston. Walker’s piece, according to an article from the Gleaner, “illustrated a creative juxtaposition between lighting and choreography.”
Wed
May
08
UW-Madison’s José Carlos Teixeira is receiving the Scottish Mental Health Art Festival’s 2019 Best Experimental Film Award for his work, “On Exile, fragments in search of meaning.”
Wed
May
08
UW–Madison’s new Rural Education Research and Implementation Center (RERIC) is holding a launch celebration on Monday, May 13. RERIC is being led by co-directors Craig Albers and Andy Garbacz, both of whom are faculty members with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology. The new center is housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). The RERIC launch and celebration runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the 13th floor of the Educational Sciences building.
Wed
May
08
The latest Under the Law column from UW-Madison's Julie Underwood is headlined “Weighing responsibility for providing equitable and adequate education.” Communities have an interest in ensuring children receive an adequate education. But how do we define community? In this column, Underwood explores the meaning of community when it comes to ensuring education. Underwood is ​the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Tue
May
07
The School of Education's Daniel Bolt and John Hitchcock each recently received a Kellett Mid-Career Award from the university. The Kellett Mid-Career Awards support faculty who are seven to 20 years past the first promotion to a tenured position. The award was created to provide needed support and encouragement to faculty at a critical stage of their careers, and comes with $75,000 that may be spent over five years.
Tue
May
07
UW-Madison’s Dosun Ko and Joan Hong received the 2019 Korean-American Educational Research Association (KAERA) Graduate Student Research Paper Award. They are being recognized for their paper, “Social production of space and everday microagressions: A case study of (im)migrant youth in South Korea.”
Mon
May
06
Despite growing up unable to dream big, Gloria Ladson-Billings has become a renowned scholar who has helped change the way teachers teach with her groundbreaking 1994 book, “The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.” She was the first black woman to become a tenured professor in UW–Madison’s School of Education in 1995.
Mon
May
06
UW-Madison alumna Ann Ellsworth finds grammar exciting and powerful. For her efforts teaching grammar, she has received the 2019 Grammar Teacher of the Year Award, a coveted national award presented by the Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar and GrammarFlip.
Sun
May
05
UW-Madison alumnus Brad McDowell has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award from Madison College (Madison Area Technical College). This award is given to a single individual every year, selected by a student vote. McDowell earned his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology in 1992. McDowell is a full-time faculty member at Madison College, where he instructs in psychology.
Fri
May
03
Courtney Luedke is an alumna of UW-Madison who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2014. She is an assistant professor and the interim coordinator of the higher education leadership program at UW–Whitewater.
Thu
May
02
From April 15 to 16, educators from across the nation ​traveled to Madison for the 2019 Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Institute, an annual gathering held to explore solutions for racial disparities in student achievement and opportunities.
Thu
May
02
The Tandem Press will be showing various artists’ work in their new exhibition, "In Bloom." An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tandem Press Apex Gallery. The exhibit will then be on view through Sept. 28.

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