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ELPA News

Mon
Dec
26
The online news magazine Madison365 recently released its list of 2016’s “Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin.” And among those being recognized this year is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education who was recently elected president of the National Academy of Education. Madison365 also named Percy Brown, a senior outreach specialist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, to this year’s list.
Thu
Dec
22
The cover story of the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, Dec. 18, featured a report about Tony Granato and how the first-year Badgers men’s hockey coach is wrapping up his bachelor’s degree at UW-Madison during the 2016-17 academic year. The article is headlined: “Tony Granato finds inspiration as a student in UW coaching class." And the class serving as this inspiration is led by Peter Miller, a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Dec
22
"Where would I be without the University of Wisconsin?" UW-Madison alumnus and NFL star Russell Wilson asks this question in a new TV spot. Wilson, noted not just for athletics but also his service work, gives a succinct answer designed to show the impact the university has on its students. In 2011, Wilson attended UW-Madison as a graduate student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis before leaving school to join the NFL.
Tue
Dec
20
The Center for American Progress on Monday released a new report titled, “Sharing the Risk: A Plan for Colleges to Participate in the Costs of Student Loan Failure.” In addition, the center commissioned seven other individuals to construct their own proposals for a federal student loan risk-sharing system. And among those additional proposals is one authored by UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman.
Sun
Dec
18
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Breakfast Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, hung out with family and friends, and mingled with faculty and staff. Photo galleries of the big day are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
Wed
Dec
14
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Fall 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. This issue's cover story focuses on Literacy by the Lakes, a project that connects literacy faculty and graduate students from the School of Education with school districts across Wisconsin.
Mon
Dec
12
UW-Madison's Claudia Persico co-authored a study used by the New York Times in a recent report about the relationship between spending and education quality. Persico is an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The researchers "examined outcomes for about 15,000 people, born between 1955 and 1985, and found that for poor children, a 10 percent increase in per-pupil spending each year of elementary and secondary school was associated with wages that were nearly 10 percent higher, a drop in the incidence of adult poverty and roughly six additional months of schooling."
Mon
Dec
12
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson was invited to the White House to participate in the final My Brother's Keeper National Summit on Dec. 14 in Washington, D.C. The My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge is a call to action for cities, Tribal Nations, towns and counties to help ensure that all young people, no matter their circumstances, can achieve their full potential. The MBK Summit will celebrate the progress and future of the MBK initiative and other local and national efforts that have been made to address the opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color.
Fri
Dec
09
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings was elected the next President of the National Academy of Education. Her term will begin in the fall of 2017. “As president, one of the things that I’d like to do is to increase the recognition of our brand -– I don’t think a lot of people know what the academy is or what we do,” Ladson-Billings tells Madison365.com. “I’d also like to do more work with the other academies. I think that there’s some synergy there. I would like to develop some consensus panels on what I see are pressing issues.”
Fri
Dec
09
UW-Madison School of Education alumna Shelby Cosner received the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2005. Cosner is now an associate professor of educational organization and leadership at UIC.
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