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ELPA News

Fri
Nov
25
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings recently spoke with Madison’s ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, about ongoing concerns related to the achievement gap between white and black students in Wisconsin. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education, and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Nov
23
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be taking part in a conference Nov. 28-29 in Washington, D.C., that’s being hosted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. The conference is titled, “Addressing the Risks of Pursuing Post-Secondary Education.” Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who studies higher education finance and policy. His research focuses on how policies affect educational access and success.
Tue
Nov
22
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the lead author of a new article that examines student and faculty experiences with diversity at both a predominantly white institution (PWI) and at a historically black college or university (HBCU). The study, published Nov. 7 in the journal Race Ethnicity and Education, notes that students of color described feeling like an “alien” on the white campus and like they were part of a “family” on the black campus.
Fri
Nov
18
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings was one of host Neil Heinen’s guests on the most recent airing of WISC-TV/Ch. 3’s “For the Record” program. This episode was called, “Responding to Racism.” The program centered on UW-Madison’s response to controversy over a fan who wore a mask of President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck at an Oct. 29 football game at Camp Randall Stadium. Outrage over the costume and how the university handled the incident followed.
Mon
Nov
14
In honor of American Education Week, the UW-Madison School of Education is hosting a working session on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to examine and address issues around teacher labor markets. Panelists include School of Education faculty members Peter Goff and Gloria Ladson-Billings, Sheila Briggs with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and Superintendent George Mavroulis from the Middleton/Cross Plains Area School District.
Thu
Nov
10
UW-Madison’s Bruce King recently wrote an article titled “Authentic Intellectual Work and Project Based Learning: Why Gold Standard PBL Is So Critical,” and said the best way to improve and increase equity in education is to ensure curriculum meets the criteria for Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW). King is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and also been a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), where he contributed to studies focused on Authentic Intellectual Work.
Sat
Nov
05
UW-Madison's Faisal Abdu'Allah and Gloria Ladson-Billings were featured in a Daily Cardinal report about their recent lectures as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series. Abdu’Allah is an associate professor of printmaking with the School of Education's Art Department. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Nov
02
UW-Madison alumnus and Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander gave a talk on campus about the dangers of declining levels of state funding for higher education. The talk was organized by WISCAPE. Alexander noted how ​state disinvestment in higher education poses a significant threat for public colleges and universities.
Wed
Nov
02
UW-Madison’s School of Education is hosting the International Network of Education Institutes' (INEI) Annual International Symposium Nov. 7-9, with keynote speeches from Angela Valenzuela and Roger Ervin. The theme for the 2016 INEI conference is "Mobility, Displacement and Migration." This topic will explore how education institutes can better serve the needs of students who have migrated, been displaced or are refugees from their homelands.
Wed
Nov
02
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings was quoted in a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article examining the achievement gap between black and white students in Wisconsin. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. In the article, she stresses the complexity of the achievement disparities, and says that too many policymakers and politicians want to explain the gap with just a single explanation, such as "poverty, parental shortcomings or cultural deficits."
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