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ELPA News

Wed
Mar
07
WISCAPE is thrilled to ​announce the release of its "Now in Higher Ed" podcast series.
Wed
Mar
07
UW-Madison alumna Alexandra Pavlakis has published a new article in the journal Educational Researcher titled, "Spaces, Places, and Policies: Contextualizing Student Homelessness." Pavlakis received her Ph.D. in 2015 from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The article explores the diversity of the ways students and families experience homelessness and high mobility. Pavlakis discusses the ways residential space and geographic space shape students' educational opportunities and experiences.
Tue
Mar
06
Video from ​​Karen Skibba and Janet Staker-Woerner's recent presentation, Applying Adult Learning Principles for Effective Online Teaching, which was hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Fri
Mar
02
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood published another Under the Law column in Phi Delta Kappan magazine titled, "School uniforms, dress codes, and free expression: What's the balance?" Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education. She explains the difference between dress codes and uniforms, and also discusses the value of free expression and analyzes uniform policies that exist.
Fri
Mar
02
Kaleigh Pope is a Janesville, Wis., teacher who got her master’s degree online while continuing to teach. The M.S. for Professional Educators integrates courses from three School of Education departments — Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis — leading to a master of science in educational psychology. All courses emphasize practical applications for pre-K-12 teachers. “I found it great to be able to focus on my classroom during the school year and then work toward my master’s when it was convenient for me,” Pope said.
Fri
Mar
02
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was featured in an Education Dive article for his contributions during a Feb. 21 panel discussion in Washington, D.C., hosted by Third Way, which is an education advocacy organization. The event was titled, “Behind the Bumper Sticker: Risk-Sharing.” Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Sun
Feb
25
Adam Nelson, an alumnus of UW-Madison, was selected to receive the 2018 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). Nelson earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2017. Nelson’s dissertation is titled, "Learning and Development as a Result of Student Conduct Administration." Reviewers noted how Nelson’s dissertation is contributing to the field’s knowledge base and professional practice, adding that his research methodology was sound and thorough.
Wed
Feb
21
UW-Madison alumnus David Schuler was named the 2018 National Superintendent of the Year by AASA, the School Superintendents Association. He received a master’s degree in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2004, both from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Schuler was first a social studies teacher in Wisconsin, then served as a superintendent in two different Wisconsin districts, Marshall and Stevens Points. In 2005, he became the superintendent of Township High School District 214 in Illinois.
Tue
Feb
20
A book from UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson and Carolyn Kelley was showcased as a “director’s pick” at last week’s AASA, the School Superintendents Association, conference in Nashville, Tenn. Halverson and Kelley are co-authors of “Mapping Leadership: The Tasks that Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools,” which was released in 2017. This publication is based on 20 years of combined research on school effectiveness and leadership, and maps the quality of school leadership and tells schools the next stages for improving teaching and learning for their students.
Tue
Feb
20
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be taking part in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, titled, “Behind the Bumper Sticker: Risk-Sharing.” This event, which runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. eastern time, will be held in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and is designed to spur a conversation about risk-sharing proposals in anticipation of a Higher Education Act reauthorization. Hillman explains that “risk sharing,” in this context, is describing when students default on their student loan debt. Students’ credit scores are downgraded, they lose eligibility from other financial aid and they could even face wage garnishment. The colleges where these students obtained this debt have far fewer consequences when borrowers default. Because of this, Sen. Lamar Alexander has advocated for a “risk sharing” policy designed to penalize colleges with poor student loan repayment outcomes.
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