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ELPA News

Fri
Sep
22
An article from the Badger Herald recently featured "The Discussion Project," which was developed by Paula McAvoy in collaboration with Diana Hess. The Discussion Project is a campus program that will train faculty on how to create productive discussion with students on serious topics in a more inclusive classroom. “If students simply sit shoulder-to-shoulder in lecture halls taking notes, students miss the opportunity to learn about the experiences of others,” McAvoy told the Badger Herald.
Thu
Sep
21
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings led a session at the Cap Times Idea Fest on Sept. 17 titled "Education and children of color." At the session, Ladson-Billings was asked how Wisconsin could better serve students of color. Ladson-Billings answered to strive for experimentation, patience and a never-failing belief in the students themselves.
Wed
Sep
20
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was recently featured on both WORT-89.9 FM and the podcast "No Jargon" speaking about an array of education and policy issues. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches higher education finance and policy. He also is a Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education faculty affiliate.
Mon
Sep
18
UW-Madison's Bruce King and Laura Lang will be presenting at an upcoming conference from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction titled "Innovations in Equity: Improving Our Practice." King and Lang will be presenting along with Lynn Glueck and Blair Feltham from Madison West High School. Their session, "Equity and Excellence in the Instructional Core: Advancing Authentic Intellectual Work through Collaborative Teacher Teams," will share insights and experiences of implementing AIW with teacher teams and schools to enhance teaching and learning for all students. The conference will take place Sept​. 25-26 in Stevens Point, Wis.
Mon
Sep
18
UW-Madison’s Jacob Stampen is the author of a guest column published by WisPolitics.com that is highly critical of what he calls the “crony capitalists” who control many state governments across the United States, and the federal government as well. The op-ed is headlined: “Crony capitalist solutions don’t work because they are not knowledge-based.” Stampen is an emeritus professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Sep
14
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood presented statistics at a forum discussing new legislation aimed at a Racine Unified School District takeover and potential breakup. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice, and is the former dean of the School of Education. Said Underwood: “You create these districts, you are going to create a majority-minority district and then a number of white districts. What effect does that have? What you would have is a district with low property wealth with higher needs and a district with higher wealth and lower needs."
Wed
Sep
13
WISCAPE's Noel Radomski is among ​the many individuals expressing support for ​UW-Madison's decision to look into the campus’s history with the Ku Klux Klan.
Tue
Sep
12
UW-Madison’s Valerie Crespín-Trujillo is receiving a 2017 Equity and Inclusion Fellowship from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Crespín-Trujillo is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis whose current research agenda explores how public policies and institutional decision-making impact postsecondary access and outcomes for students. The Equity and Inclusion Fellowship supports the travel and participation of the selected students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference, which runs Nov. 2-4 in Chicago.
Thu
Sep
07
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood has published her latest "Under the Law" column for the September issue of Kappan magazine examining several recent Supreme Court cases that will affect K-12 education. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education. The court cases Underwood covers touch on many important issues facing K-12 education, such as special education, free speech and gender equity.
Wed
Sep
06
The Cap Times Idea Fest is coming to campus Sept. 16-17, and among the featured speakers at this inaugural event is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. Promotional material associated with the Idea Fest refer to the event as “two days of lively discussions and engaging conversations with leaders -– more than 60 in all -– from the realms of politics, the economy, education, journalism and culture.” Ladson-Billings is delivering a presentation at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, called “Education and children of color –- a conversation with Gloria Ladson-Billings.” Her talk will be moderated by Capital Times reporter Amber Walker.
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