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ELPA News

Wed
Sep
27
Amy Noelle Parks, a candidate for the Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, will be delivering a presentation titled "Centering Young Children's Perspectives in Classroom Research." The candidate talk will be on Monday, Oct. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in room 259 of the Educational Sciences building.
Tue
Sep
26
Steven Olikara, a 2012 graduate of UW-Madison and the founder and president of the Millennial Action Project, delivered a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 19, hosted by WISCAPE.
Tue
Sep
26
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings will lead one of the monthly University Roundtable luncheon presentations, titled "Is There Still a Public for Public Education?" A major challenge of today is an evacuation of the public sphere, with public education being "one of the last remaining institutions being supported by the public." In the talk, Ladson-Billings will question whether this support is dwindling and "discuss the signs there may not be a public for public education." Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education.
Mon
Sep
25
Of 14 applications to the inaugural Grand Challenges Engage initiative, eight finalists are receiving a combined total of $200,000 to carry out the Wisconsin Idea on behalf of the UW-Madison School of Education over the next two years. The Grand Challenges initiative inspires and facilitates interactions among School of Education faculty, staff and community partners. The goal is to build interdisciplinary teams to identify and design innovative solutions for critical social and scholarly problems across Wisconsin and around the world.
Fri
Sep
22
An article from the Badger Herald recently featured "The Discussion Project," which was developed by Paula McAvoy in collaboration with Diana Hess. The Discussion Project is a campus program that will train faculty on how to create productive discussion with students on serious topics in a more inclusive classroom. “If students simply sit shoulder-to-shoulder in lecture halls taking notes, students miss the opportunity to learn about the experiences of others,” McAvoy told the Badger Herald.
Thu
Sep
21
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings led a session at the Cap Times Idea Fest on Sept. 17 titled "Education and children of color." At the session, Ladson-Billings was asked how Wisconsin could better serve students of color. Ladson-Billings answered to strive for experimentation, patience and a never-failing belief in the students themselves.
Wed
Sep
20
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was recently featured on both WORT-89.9 FM and the podcast "No Jargon" speaking about an array of education and policy issues. 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. He also is a Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education faculty affiliate.
Mon
Sep
18
UW-Madison's Bruce King and Laura Lang will be presenting at an upcoming conference from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction titled "Innovations in Equity: Improving Our Practice." King and Lang will be presenting along with Lynn Glueck and Blair Feltham from Madison West High School. Their session, "Equity and Excellence in the Instructional Core: Advancing Authentic Intellectual Work through Collaborative Teacher Teams," will share insights and experiences of implementing AIW with teacher teams and schools to enhance teaching and learning for all students. The conference will take place Sept​. 25-26 in Stevens Point, Wis.
Mon
Sep
18
UW-Madison’s Jacob Stampen is the author of a guest column published by WisPolitics.com that is highly critical of what he calls the “crony capitalists” who control many state governments across the United States, and the federal government as well. The op-ed is headlined: “Crony capitalist solutions don’t work because they are not knowledge-based.” Stampen is an emeritus professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Sep
14
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood presented statistics at a forum discussing new legislation aimed at a Racine Unified School District takeover and potential breakup. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice, and is the former dean of the School of Education. Said Underwood: “You create these districts, you are going to create a majority-minority district and then a number of white districts. What effect does that have? What you would have is a district with low property wealth with higher needs and a district with higher wealth and lower needs."
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