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ELPA News

Summer 2017 edition of Learning Connections now available online

July 17, 2017

This Summer 2017 edition of Learning Connections, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online.

This issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Summer 2017 Learning ConnectionsThe cover story for the Summer 2017 Learning Connections takes a look at the remarkable career of Michael Apple, who spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus as a leading eduction scholar and activist. Apple recently retired as a full-time faculty member but insists he isn't ending his commitment to UW-Madison or the School of Education, calling it "retirement light."

A pdf of the print Summer 2017 Learning Connections is available here.

Summer 2017 edition highlights include:

• Letter from the Dean: Diana Hess reflects on what makes UW-Madison's School of Education such a remarkable place

• News and notes: Check out highlights from across the School over the past six months

• Honors and awards

• Media mentions: Faculty and staff are regularly quoted and featured by news organizations across the nation

Educational Policy Studies: Regents approve new education studies undergraduate degree program

Grand Challenges: Initiative designed to ignite ideas that can transform the world

Kappa Delta Pi: UW-Madison launches new chapter of education honor society

Honorary degree: Esteemed alumna Tashia Morgridge recognized by UW-Madison for her extraordinary work

Educational Psychology: Edward Hubbard guiding undergraduate researchers while working at forefront of educational neuroscience

Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education: Collaborative Peña Project provides teacher-centered space for special educators

Counseling Psychology: Carmen Valdez, Mindi Thompson paying it forward by mentoring net generation of scholars

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: Peter Miller working at intersection of education and athletics

Student news and notes

UW-Madison shines at American Educational Research Association's Annual Meeting

Class notes: Read about what School of Education alums have been up to

• Diana Hess, Paula McAvoy receive prestigious Grawenmeyer Award in Education

• Meet the School's 2017 Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Award winners

• Save the Date: The School is hosting its annual Homecoming Tailgate event on Oct. 21 at Union South

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