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ELPA News

Mon
Aug
28
The Christian Science Monitor recently published an article that puts the spotlight on a range of success stories that have come out of the Northport Apartments, a Section 8 housing development on Madison’s East Side. Among the people interviewed for the report is UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, who holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education.
Wed
Aug
23
UW-Madison’s School of Education is welcoming five new faculty members to campus as the 2017-18 academic year approaches. Those across the School are invited to meet the new faculty members -- and catch up with old friends -- on Thursday, Aug. 31 when the School of Education hosts its annual Welcome Back Bash. Stop by after lunch to enjoy some Babcock ice cream, with the event running from 12:30 to 2 p.m. outside on the Education Building’s North Plaza. If it rains, the welcome event will be moved inside to the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons. A brief program, including remarks from Dean Diana Hess, begins at 1:30 p.m. Concurrently from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the School of Education’s Grand Challenges initiative will be holding a poster fair.
Mon
Aug
21
The Atlantic earlier this month posted a report headlined, “Why Men Are the New College Minority." And among the experts the publication reached out to in an effort to put this nuanced topic in perspective is Jerlando Jackson, UW-Madison's Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education. Jackson is a faculty member with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is the director and chief research scientist at Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory.
Wed
Aug
16
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner co-authored a recent paper that was published in the July issue of the Journal of College Student Development. The paper is titled, “Encouraged or Weeded Out: Perspectives of Students of Color in the STEM Disciplines on Faculty Interactions.” In particular, the study examines the different experiences of students of color pursuing STEM degrees at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) versus predominantly white institutions (PWI). As the paper explains: "The findings suggest that students at PWIs felt as if faculty attempted to 'weed them out' of STEM disciplines, whereas students at HBCUs reported feeling encouraged and well socialized to enter STEM disciplines. There are important lessons from this data on how to better support Students of Color in STEM disciplines."
Tue
Aug
15
Education Dive earlier this month posted an interesting report headlined, “Nearly half of prospective college students don’t expect to graduate.” And among the experts EducationDive.com turns to in an effort to put this topic in perspective is Jerlando Jackson, UW-Madison’s Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education.
Mon
Aug
14
Video from ​the ​July 26 ​panel discussion, "The Wisconsin 2017-19 Biennial Budget: Implications for Higher Education," hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Thu
Jul
27
WISCAPE's Noel Radomski was quoted in a Wisconsin State Journal article ​​that highlights increasing interest, including among state lawmakers and a UW System official, in recruiting ​campus leaders from outside of academia.
Wed
Jul
19
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood is quoted in recent reports from Education Week and National Public Radio highlighting U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ upcoming speech July 20 to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Mon
Jul
17
This Summer 2017 edition of Learning Connections, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. The cover story takes a look at the remarkable career of Michael Apple, who spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus as a leading eduction scholar and activist.
Fri
Jul
14
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article​ ​reporting a 6 percent increase in applications for federal student aid in the latest cycle, reversing a four-year decline.
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