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ELPA News

Fri
Jul
14
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings will be featured as an expert on equity and education during the "Cap Times Idea Fest." Ladson-Billings holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The "Cap Times Idea Fest" is a two-day event on Sept. 16-17, composed of around two dozen panel sessions. The theme of the festival is, "Reach a Better State." Each session will feature prominent voices on various topics.
Fri
Jul
07
UW-Madison’s LaVar J. Charleston was named assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement and success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Charleston currently serves as assistant director and a senior research associate at Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB). Charleston, an alumnus of the School of Education, also teachers courses with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He will assume his role at UW-Whitewater on July 24.
Wed
Jul
05
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner and Loyola University Chicago’s Bridget Turner Kelly co-authored a paper for the most recent edition of the Teachers College Record that is headlined, “Finding a Voice in Predominantly White Institutions: A Longitudinal Study of Black Women Faculty Members’ Journeys Toward Tenure.” Winkle-Wagner is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and a faculty affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education.
Mon
Jul
03
Each year, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) presents awards to the most deserving members of the financial aid profession and higher education community. And among those recognized this year is UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman, who received the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill for his contributions to the body of research on student financial aid. Hillman was recognized for his research “focused on the relationship between financial aid and educational opportunity, particularly for underrepresented students. His work on performance-based funding has challenged conclusions among funders and policymakers that the policies are effective."
Sun
Jun
11
NPR used the expertise of UW-Madison's Julie Mead to put in perspective Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent testimony before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. DeVos was asked repeatedly about whether she would prohibit private schools from discriminating against children with disabilities and LGBTQ students under a federal voucher program. Mead is a professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches and writes about topics related to the legal aspects of education.
Thu
Jun
08
UW-Madison's Rachelle Winkle-Wagner co-authored a recent peer-reviewed article examining racial discourse surrounding the “Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin” Supreme Court case, which challenged the consideration of race in the college admissions process at that university. The report is co-authored with V. Thandi Sulé, an associate professor at Oakland University, and Dina C. Maramba, an associate professor at Claremont Graduate University. The article, which appears in the journal Equity & Excellence in Education, is titled, “Who Deserves a Seat? Colorblind Public Opinion of College Admissions Policy.”
Sun
Jun
04
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was featured in an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education headlined, "What if the Treasury Dept. Handled Student Loans?" The article tackles the long-debated idea of moving student aid out of the Education Department and into the Treasury Department. 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.
Tue
May
30
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood published her latest "Under the Law" column for Kappan magazine examining how the federal education law FERPA "has not kept pace with changing times." Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Thu
May
25
High-quality classroom discussions don't just happen, says UW-Madison education researcher Paula McAvoy. They need structure and planning. McAvoy and School of Education Dean Diana Hess are developing and implementing The Discussion Project, one of several campus initiatives that aim to improve the experiences of students of color and other under-represented students.
Mon
May
22
UW-Madison's Jerlando F. L. Jackson and LaVar J. Charleston ​are co-editors of a new book, "Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs: A Festschrift in Honor of Melvin C. Terrell," with Northern Illinois University’s Cornelius Gilbert.
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