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Wed
Sep
13
WISCAPE's Noel Radomski is among ​the many individuals expressing support for ​UW-Madison's decision to look into the campus’s history with the Ku Klux Klan.
Tue
Sep
12
UW-Madison’s Valerie Crespín-Trujillo is receiving a 2017 Equity and Inclusion Fellowship from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Crespín-Trujillo is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis whose current research agenda explores how public policies and institutional decision-making impact postsecondary access and outcomes for students. The Equity and Inclusion Fellowship supports the travel and participation of the selected students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference, which runs Nov. 2-4 in Chicago.
Thu
Sep
07
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood has published her latest "Under the Law" column for the September issue of Kappan magazine examining several recent Supreme Court cases that will affect K-12 education. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education. The court cases Underwood covers touch on many important issues facing K-12 education, such as special education, free speech and gender equity.
Wed
Sep
06
The Cap Times Idea Fest is coming to campus Sept. 16-17, and among the featured speakers at this inaugural event is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. Promotional material associated with the Idea Fest refer to the event as “two days of lively discussions and engaging conversations with leaders -– more than 60 in all -– from the realms of politics, the economy, education, journalism and culture.” Ladson-Billings is delivering a presentation at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, called “Education and children of color –- a conversation with Gloria Ladson-Billings.” Her talk will be moderated by Capital Times reporter Amber Walker.
Tue
Sep
05
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and Amy Prevost are co-authors of a chapter examining contextualized math courses that appears in the summer 2017 issue of the “New Directions for Community Colleges,” a series that covers current trends in the field of community college education. The chapter from Wang and Prevost is titled, “A Researcher–Practitioner Partnership on Remedial Math Contextualization in Career and Technical Education Programs.”
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.
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