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ELPA News

Mon
Oct
09
The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) is excited to announce the launch of its first regular blog series, titled “This Just Published.” Each month, “This Just Published” will showcase and summarize a selection of recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles threaded by a common theme in higher education. The first post is focused on LGBTQ+ issues.
Fri
Oct
06
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time rated the globe’s leading universities for an education degree, and UW-Madison is among the very best at No. 6. According to an article accompanying the release of the rankings: “An education degree can open the doors to a career working and teaching in schools as well as carrying out research into how we learn. Times Higher Education has ranked the 100 best universities for education degrees for the first time this year to help you decide on the best university for you.“
Fri
Oct
06
UW-Madison's Xueli Wang, Seo Young Lee and Amy Prevost recently published a report included in the Community College Review's special issue titled "Transfer Matters." The special issue focuses on highlighting new research about transfer students and the community college sector. Wang, Lee and Prevost's study is titled, "The Role of Aspirational Experiences and Behaviors in Cultivating Momentum for Transfer Access in STEM: Variations Across Gender and Race."
Thu
Oct
05
The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education is having its annual global summit this week, from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6, chaired by UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson. The sixth annual global summit, to be attended by researchers, policymakers, parents and students, was featured in a recent article from the Toronto Star. Toronto was chosen as the summit's location because its one of the world's most diverse cities. "We saw it as a unique place to unpack the divergent experiences from a global perspective," Jackson told the Toronto Star.
Wed
Oct
04
UW-Madison faculty and teaching staff are encouraged to apply to become a member of The Discussion Project's spring 2018 cohort by Oct. 20. The Discussion Project is a professional development program meant to improve facilitation strategies, increase student engagement and promote inclusive classroom climates.
Tue
Oct
03
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings was quoted in a recent NPR article discussing evidence that students who have teachers that look like them are more likely to do better in school. Ladson-Billings holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education. She is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Oct
03
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood has ​authored two new Under the Law columns for Phi Delta Kappan magazine. One post examines the rights of student-athletes in public schools to kneel during the national anthem, while another takes a look at students' privacy rights, and when backpacks can be searched. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Mon
Oct
02
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman and Valerie Crespin-Trujillo recently co-authored a paper in the American Educational Research Journal titled "Evaluating the Impact of Performance Funding in Ohio and Tennessee." The paper explores how Tennessee and Ohio have responded to using performance-based funding models that tie appropriations directly to educational outcomes. The research states that the only significant positive effects were that Tennessee community colleges produced more certificates.
Thu
Sep
28
UW-Madison is joining the other Big Ten institutions in a new competition to promote civic engagement: the Big Ten Voting Challenge. The Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education, will lead UW–Madison’s participation in the Big Ten Voting Challenge. Members of the campus community are invited to reach out to vote@morgridge.wisc.edu to learn more and get involved.
Wed
Sep
27
Amy Claessens, a candidate for the Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Mathematics in early childhood: A look inside kindergarten classrooms.” The candidate talk will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 259 of the Educational Sciences building.
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