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ELPA News

Fri
Feb
24
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and her research team authored an intriguing new report that appears in the most recent edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychology. The article is headlined "A Nuanced Look at Women in STEM Fields at Two-Year Colleges: Factors That Shape Female Students' Transfer Intent." The report examines women's intent to transfer to a four-year program after starting STEM programs or courses at two-year colleges. Co-authors on the paper include Hsun-yu Chan, Sara Jimenez Soffa and Brett Ranon Nachman, a doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Feb
14
Research from UW-Madison’s Claudia Persico was recently noted in a New York Times op-ed by Thomas B. Edsall headlined, “Integration Works. But Can It Survive the Trump Era?” Persico is a multidisciplinary, economics-oriented policy scholar interested in inequality, education and early childhood health.In the study highlighted by the New York Times, Persico and co-authors found that a "10 percent increase in per-pupil spending each year for all 12 years of public school leads to 0.27 more completed years of education, 7.25 percent higher wages, and a 3.67 percentage-point reduction in the annual incidence of adult poverty; effects are much more pronounced for children from low-income families."
Tue
Feb
14
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was recently quoted in two news articles from the Wisconsin State Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Gov. Scott Walker's 2017-19 budget proposals. The Wisconsin State Journal article is headlined: "Experts see flaws in Scott Walker's plan for UW System performance funding." Hillman has studied performance-based funding extensively, and the State Journal quotes Hillman on some of the potential issues with Walker's plans. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article is headlined, "Scott Walker proposes ranking UW campuses to divide new money," and it quotes Hillman saying studies show it is better to judge each campus individually rather than pitting schools against one another in this performance-based funding model.
Mon
Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman and Peter Goff appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program last week to talk about Gov. Scott Walker’s newly released 2017-19 state budget proposal that calls for more money –- and reforms –- for education in Wisconsin. Both are faculty members with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Check out what each had to say on this important topic.
Thu
Feb
09
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood takes a look at President Donald Trump’s newly named Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in her latest “Under the Law” column. Underwood begins by writing, “In this season of presidential appointments, we’ve all been watching as Congress and others have probed the backgrounds of candidates to get some idea about how these individuals will serve this country. Any presidential appointment is important, but few have the far-reaching influence of a single Supreme Court nominee.” In particular, many are no doubt wondering how his appointment might affect the outcomes of cases that bear upon K-12 education.
Wed
Feb
01
School of Education alumnus Scott Seyforth will deliver a presentation, “The Life and Times of Carson Gulley,” to the Rotary Club of Madison at the group's next meeting on Feb. 1 at the Park Hotel. Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure in the mid-20th century known for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing.
Thu
Jan
26
Michael Meissen, who earned his Ph.D. from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1990, was recently hired as a new consultant for K-12 initiatives at Madison Area Technical College. In his new position, Meissen will lead the process of creating a strategic plan that identifies the key K-12 priority areas for consideration by the college, maximizing student success and advancing Madison College's partnership with K-12 schools.
Wed
Jan
25
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead was in Texas on Jan. 23 to take part in a symposium hosted by the Austin-based Coalition for Public Schools. A report from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper noted how researchers at the symposium explained how other states’ voucher systems failed to hold private schools accountable and improve the performance of students, particularly those who are lower income. Mead is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Jan
24
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a recent Wisconsin State Journal column about Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' critiques of Gov. Scott Walker's proposed tuition cuts for the UW System. Hillman, an associate professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, researches federal student aid, state funding models and educational opportunity.
Mon
Jan
23
A WISCAPE blog post discusses ​how to improve the racial climate at UW-Madison and introduces a set of recommendations from a collective of black alumni and their allies. The post, titled "Creating a place to remember fondly," was authored by Harvey Long and Valyncia C. Raphael, an alumna of the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2013) and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (Ph.D., 2016).
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