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ELPA News

Thu
Apr
13
UW-Madison alumna Deniece Dortch is ​starting an initiative at the University of Utah that's designed to support African-American doctoral students. Dortch received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison’s School of education in 2016. Dortch today is the program manager for the African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah. The African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative will begin in the fall of 2017.
Wed
Apr
12
Data from UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman, Ellie Bruecker, and Valerie Crespín-Trujillo was cited in an article in The Atlantic discussing the impact of ​recent changes to the FAFSA on student completion. 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, while Bruecker and Crespin-Trujillo are Ph.D. students in the department.
Tue
Apr
11
A new partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to combine the expertise of district educators and university researchers to improve education. MMSD and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of the university’s School of Education, have worked together for many years on specific problems and focused research projects. Now the organizations are joining together in a more permanent structure to support ongoing research collaboration via the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).
Tue
Apr
11
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson is showcased in a new video speaking about the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES Initiative. The INCLUDES Initiative aims to develop STEM talents from all sectors and underrepresented groups in society. Jackson is a collaborating investigator on an INCLUDES initiative called, "The Consortium of Minority Doctoral Students." This project examined three doctoral scholars programs to identify proven, high-impact and scalable recruitment, retention and mentoring strategies for increasing the number of Hispanic and Black/African American doctoral students in engineering, computing and information sciences programs.
Mon
Apr
10
Kappa Delta Pi offers its members numerous networking opportunities and provides a range of resources throughout the various stages of one’s career. Founded in 1911, the honor society today has 40,000 members at more than 625 active chapters at universities and colleges in the United States and across the globe. And on May 4, UW-Madison’s School of Education will be establishing a new Kappa Delta Pi chapter during a luncheon ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Events Center. Membership in Kappa Delta Pi is comprised of university students in education, students seeking advanced degrees, professional educators, school administrators and education researchers.
Sat
Apr
08
UW-Madison’s Peter Goff recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program to talk about Tony Evers securing his third term as Wisconsin’s superintendent for public instruction. Goff said Evers had a message of positivity and hope that helped him gain the support of public school teachers. "(Evers) is really seen as a champion for teachers, supporting what they do, their professionalism and how they get the job done," said Goff.
Thu
Apr
06
UW-Madison’s Daniel Corral was recently invited to attend the Education Policy Academy this summer in Washington, D.C. The academy is sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and it runs Aug. 9-11. Corral is a second-year doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. In particular, he is interested in examining Latinx college student engagement.
Tue
Apr
04
The School of Education recently announced winners for the 201​7 awards cycle, and this year’s honorees will be recognized at a Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 2​5. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m. School of Education colleagues, as well as family and friends of the awardees, are invited to attend.
Fri
Mar
31
On Wednesday, the Rotary Club of Madison held a luncheon event featuring a forum with the candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, Tony Evers and Lowell Holtz. The event was moderated by UW-Madison’s Dawn Crim, the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education. Both Evers and Holtz are alumni of the School of Education. The election is April 4.
Thu
Mar
30
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson is speaking at ​an upcoming technical assistance conference, Accelerating Data-Driven Collaboration for Large Scale Progress​, ​to be held in Kansas City, M​issouri, April 3-5, 2017.
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