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ELPA News

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.
Tue
Mar
28
UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker has been 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. Bruecker’s research interests are focused on K-12 and higher education finance. She primarily studies equity in state school funding structures, and also does some work on federal financial aid for college students.
Mon
Mar
27
In her latest Under the Law column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood takes a look at the mixed messages about guns and schools. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Sun
Mar
26
UW-Madison alumnus Terrance Green will be receiving the 2017 Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Division A. Green earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2013. Today, he is an assistant professor of educational administration at the University of Texas-Austin’s College of Education. Green’s research examines the nexus of urban school reform and socially just community development, with a particular focus on school and community leaders.
Thu
Mar
23
The Spring 2017 volume of The Review of Higher Education was recently released, and this highly regarded publication features three reports co-authored by faculty members and Ph.D. students with UW-Madison. The Review of Higher Education is the flagship journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Tue
Mar
21
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora and Hyoung Joon Park recently published a new paper in the Review of Higher Education about about how faculty and administrators use, or don't use, data to inform teaching and learning. The paper, titled "Data driven decision-making in the era of accountability: Fostering faculty data cultures for learning," is based on the TPDM project at WCER. Hora and Park co-authored the paper with Jana Bouema-Gearhart at Oregon State University. The paper details the status and attitudes in U.S. education at all levels toward the use of hard data in making educational policy choices and revisions.
Fri
Mar
17
UW-Madison’s Summer Term is a great opportunity to get ahead in one’s studies or stay on track for graduation -– while still leaving time to savor the best of summer. The School of Education is a campus leader in offering Summer Term classes, and in 2017 is making available more than 125 unique courses, including many that are online. Visit the School of Education’s Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- and check out the range of courses available that speak directly to students’ interests and satisfy their academic needs.
Thu
Mar
16
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the impact of performance-based funding on university and student success.
Wed
Mar
15
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a recent Daily Cardinal article discussing how the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) could offer a model for implementing performance-based funding in the UW System.
Wed
Mar
15
UW-Madison's Julie Mead recently appeared on WORT/89.9 FM to talk about school vouchers. Mead is a professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. While setting education policies, Mead says it's most important to think about how to find ways to best serve all kids. Mead says existing research does not suggest kids in voucher programs fare better than kids in public schools, and yet voucher programs are taking away resources and certain elements from public schools.
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