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Wed
May
02
The Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 021 at ​UW-Madison, has inducted 142 students into membership at its 98th Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony. The ceremony was held on April 22 in Tripp Commons, Memorial Union. The keynote speaker was David Danaher, professor of Slavic studies in the Department of German, Nordic and Slavic. Honorary membership was granted to three UW-Madison Professors, including the School of Education's Nicholas Hillman. In addition, graduate students Jessie Nixon and Giselle Martinez Negeette received Zillman Summer Research Fellowships.
Tue
May
01
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora recently received a $10,000 grant from Tianjin University in eastern China that will support him through a month-long visit to study college internships early next fall. Hora will conduct the "College Internship Study," which recently launched in three U.S. institutions, in two Chinese colleges. The study includes an online survey of seniors about whether or not they’ve taken an internship and, if so, specific aspects of its design.
Wed
Apr
25
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson co-founded a research course at the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) annual meeting more than a decade ago that allows graduate students and early career scholars to spend a day working with established researchers on questions and methods that inform studies and help uplift African-Americans in education. “Each year, we go through great lengths to structure the course to target potential pitfalls and content likely omitted from their formal doctoral program and department-based mentoring,” Jackson says in a story about the class that was published by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Mon
Apr
23
UW-Madison alumna Muriel Simms was featured by The Capital Times in an article headlined: "The Simms principle: Muriel Simms worked to make Lincoln Elementary a better place for kids of color." Simms earned her master’s degree in 1975 from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2002. Simms worked as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School from 1988 through 1994. As a principal, Simms worked to empower disadvantaged students, engage parents and had a philosophy of multicultural teaching and project-based learning.
Thu
Apr
19
UW-Madison's John Diamond is a featured grantee on the Spencer Foundation website. In a current project, Diamond is "expanding his knowledge of district-level leadership, gaining a more practical understanding of how district leaders work for equity in demographically diverse settings, and deepening his knowledge of how race and class matter for leadership in contested spaces." He continues to build collaborative relationships between UW-Madison and the Madison Schools in his role as the faculty lead of the Forward Madison Initiative and committee member of the Madison Education Partnership.
Wed
Apr
18
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced April 18 that three faculty members from UW-Madison were elected to the 2018 class of members, including the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. Founded in 1780, the American Academy honors leaders in science, the arts, business and American life. Other members elected this year include former president Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and actor Tom Hanks. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin and Martin Luther King, Jr. are among those previously recognized by the Academy.
Mon
Apr
16
UW-Madison alumnus Mike Kruse was named a 2018 Principal of the Year by State Superintendent Tony Evers and Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Executive Director Jim Lynch. Kruse earned an education specialist certification from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2004 and ​has ​worked as the principal at Stoughton High School since 2008.
Mon
Apr
16
UW-Madison's John Diamond recently gave a presentation in Evanston, Illinois, that was featured in The Daily Northwestern. Diamond is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Diamond and Amanda Lewis, a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, presented their research from their book, "Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools." Diamond spoke about two dynamics in particular that contribute to inequality in high-achieving schools: opportunity hoarding and organizational routines.
Mon
Apr
09
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings is receiving an honorary degree from Morgan State University. Ladson-Billings will be recognized during Morgan State University's 142nd spring commencement on Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. Ladson-Billings earned her bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 1968 before going on to receive a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Ph.D. in curriculum and teacher education from Stanford University.
Wed
Apr
04
UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs are consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. One of the main reasons is the many dedicated and talented faculty and staff who work across the School. In an effort to recognize some of these important individuals, the School administers Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. And on April 4, Dean Diana Hess led the School’s annual awards ceremony to honor this year’s recipients. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and thanks for making the UW-Madison School of Education such an amazing place.
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