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ELPA News

Wed
Nov
02
School of Education student LaMar Campbell was named an assistant athletic director for student-athlete engagement at UW-Madison. Campbell is pursuing a master’s degree from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Campbell has worked with UW Athletics since August, 2015. In his new position, Campbell will encourage student-athlete participation in campus, community and athletic initiatives.
Tue
Nov
01
The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) is honoring three alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards this fall, including Milwaukee attorney John Daniels Jr., who earned a master’s degree in 1972 from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Daniels is the chair emeritus of Quarles & Brady, a national law firm, and serves as a strategic business adviser to many of the firm's largest clients. As chair, he grew the firm significantly during the worst downturn since the Great Depression, expanding its ranks of attorneys and adding new locations and national practice specialties.
Fri
Oct
28
Family, friends and former colleagues of Paul Bredeson gathered Thursday evening, Oct. 27, to dedicate a tree that was recently planted in memory of the professor emeritus, who passed way on Feb. 9 at age 69. A short program was held inside the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room and included a welcome from School of Education Dean Diana Hess, a tribute from longtime friend and colleague Clifton Conrad, and remarks from Eric Camburn, professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Oct
26
Notable School of Education faculty members Faisal Abdu'Allah and Gloria Ladson-Billings will speak at the October Research Showcase, presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate. The showcase runs from 7 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery - DeLuca Forum. The showcase is free. Abdu'Allah and Ladson-Billings will each deliver a 30-minute lecture, followed by a panel discussion.
Wed
Oct
26
The Center for American Progress led a coalition of more than 100 researchers and policy organizations on a letter calling for the Department of Education to release better data on federal student aid. Among those signing this letter are two faculty members with UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Associate Professor Nicholas Hillman and Assistant Professor Claudia Persico.
Tue
Oct
25
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman spoke about the ​limits and possible unintended consequences of performance-based funding in an article for the Daily Cardinal. The article explained that Gov. Scott Walker and the legislature are considering tying a portion of the funding of Wisconsin's 26 state universities to performance​ measures, as yet undefined, in the next biennial budget. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and a Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) faculty affiliate.
Fri
Oct
21
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program on Wednesday, Oct. 19 to discuss the topics of student loan debt and defaults in Wisconsin. Recent U.S. Department of Education figures indicate that tuition and debt have jumped in recent years for students attending Wisconsin's technical colleges. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Oct
20
UW-Madison’s Bruce King presented earlier this month at the Association for Middle Level Education’s (AMLE) annual conference in Austin, Texas, with colleagues Barb Brodhagen and James Beane. King is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and also has been a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), where he contributed to two studies focused on Authentic Intellectual Work. The AMLE conference ran Oct. 9-12. King's session was titled “A Democratic Core for Middle Level Curriculum and Teaching: Student Voice and Authentic Intellectual Work.”
Wed
Oct
12
Julie Underwood’s October column explores how schools can protect students and comply with the law in the midst of considerable attention and debate regarding the rights of transgender students. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Fri
Oct
07
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead spoke at a Support Our Schools (S.O.S.) Wauwatosa forum attended by parents, Wauwatosa school district representatives and city officials earlier this month. Mead is the School of Education’s Associate Dean for Education and a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. S.O.S. is a nonpartisan, grassroots nonprofit led by parents that advocates for public education in Wauwatosa and throughout Wisconsin.
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