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ELPA News

Wed
Feb
20
Education Dive recently reported on the launch of a new lab on the UW-Madison campus that's designed to examine ​efforts related to the affordability of higher education. The report focuses on the new Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab within the university’s Office of Student Financial Aid. The lab is being led by the School of Education’s Nicholas Hillman, who says he is not aware of any other lab in the nation that is developing such a partnership with a financial aid unit. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Feb
12
Black News recently reported on “The Handbook of Research on Black Males,” a new book exploring facts about black men that includes an introduction from UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson.
Sat
Feb
09
The Isthmus recently put the spotlight on an oral history collection of Madison’s black pioneers edited by UW-Madison alum Muriel Simms. Simms worked as an educator in Madison and holds two degrees from the School of Education — a master's from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a doctorate from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her book is titled, “Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families.”
Wed
Feb
06
In an effort to conduct more meaningful research into how to make higher education more affordable, UW-Madison is launching the Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab within the university’s Office of Student Financial Aid. The lab is being led by the School of Education's Nicholas Hillman, who says he is not aware of any other lab in the nation that is developing such a partnership with a financial aid unit.
Tue
Feb
05
The Chronicle of Higher Education detailed some major takeaways from the annual Association of American Colleges & Universities meeting, attended by 1,800-plus people. And among the people The Chronicle spotlights is UW-Madison's Matthew Hora and his scholarly research on internships.
Sun
Feb
03
Matthew Hora received a grant from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) fall research competition to conduct a study on internship programs. The grant, for $52,028, will go towards studying students’ experiences with internship programs, primarily at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina and Benedict College in South Carolina. Hora aims to provide insight s to improve institutional internship programs and access to them for all students.
Fri
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead and her colleague Suzanne Eckes were recently featured by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) in its "Interview of the Month" podcast series. This particular discussion examines how privatization of schools can lead to discrimination. Mead and Eckes had recently co-authored a policy brief for NEPC detailing the ways school vouchers and charter schools have “opened the door to discriminatory practices.”
Thu
Jan
31
School of Education alumnus LaVar Charleston will be recognized with a 2019 Forward Under 40 Award at a Wisconsin Alumni Association Founders’ Day event in Madison on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Charleston, who received both his master’s degree (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) from UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is currently the assistant vice chancellor of student diversity engagement and success at UW–Whitewater. Charleston will join the School of Education's Richard Halverson for a program titled, “Healing Communities through Conscientious Inclusion.”
Tue
Jan
29
The latest Under the Law column for Kappan magazine from UW-Madison's Julie Underwood takes a look at segregation in the education system. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education. Underwood begins by writing: "The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark anti-discrimination case, Brown v. Board of Education (1954), offered the hope of equity and access for all children. Unfortunately, what started as a strong judicial statement lost its steam and left schools to try to make good on these promises in a changing legal environment."
Mon
Jan
28
UW-Madison’s Brett Nachman is the lead author on a new research paper that explains how community college websites often omit depictions of autism — or may even portray it in a medicalized, negative or dehumanizing light. The article appears in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, and is titled, “Omission and Othering: Constructing Autism on Community College Websites.” Nachman explains that this work is especially important to him as someone with Asperger’s and who attended community college. The report is co-authored with Kirsten Brown, a research faculty member with Edgewood College’s educational leadership doctoral program.
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