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ELPA News

Wed
Jan
25
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead was in Texas on Jan. 23 to take part in a symposium hosted by the Austin-based Coalition for Public Schools. A report from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper noted how researchers at the symposium explained how other states’ voucher systems failed to hold private schools accountable and improve the performance of students, particularly those who are lower income. Mead is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Jan
24
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a recent Wisconsin State Journal column about Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' critiques of Gov. Scott Walker's proposed tuition cuts for the UW System. Hillman, an associate professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, researches federal student aid, state funding models and educational opportunity.
Mon
Jan
23
A WISCAPE blog post discusses ​how to improve the racial climate at UW-Madison and introduces a set of recommendations from a collective of black alumni and their allies. The post, titled "Creating a place to remember fondly," was authored by Harvey Long and Valyncia C. Raphael, an alumna of the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2013) and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (Ph.D., 2016).
Mon
Jan
23
UW-Madison alumnus Edward Holmes was recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal’s “Know Your Madisonian” report. Holmes was recently named the Overture Center's first executive director of diversity and inclusion. In his new position, Holmes says he will be working on making the Overture Center more inclusive, both in terms of the staff and the patrons it serves. Holmes received a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and he also is a member of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors.
Thu
Jan
19
David Tandberg and Nick Hillman’s 2013 WISCAPE policy brief was referenced in a recent Wisconsin State Journal article discussing the implications of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal that UW System funding should be correlated with how many System students find jobs in Wisconsin.
Wed
Jan
18
Noel Radomski, associate researcher and managing director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), offered commentary in a Wisconsin State Journal article discussing the implications of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to cut tuition for University of Wisconsin System students.
Tue
Jan
17
In an op-ed published by the Los Angeles Times, UW-Madison alumnus Mark Paige and co-author Bruce Meredith argue that it’s time to dismantle the U.S. Department of Education. Paige earned a master’s (2006) and Ph.D. (2011) from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and also graduated from the university’s Law School in 2007.
Thu
Jan
12
The Clarion-Ledger newspaper out of Jackson, Mississippi, recently published a report examining proposed teacher merit pay legislation in that state. And among the experts the Clarion-Ledger turned to in an effort to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Carolyn Kelley, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The report notes that it’s not yet clear how, exactly, the legislation will be implemented, and Kelley explains that the research on whether merit pay incentive programs actually work is mixed.
Wed
Jan
11
Education Week blogger Rick Hess published his annual rankings of the most influential education scholars in the United States on Jan. 11, and UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings is ranked No. 3 on this year’s list. UW-Madison's Geoffrey Borman, Adam Gamoran and John Witte also made the list of the top 200.
Tue
Jan
10
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang served as editor of ​a special issue of New Directions for Institutional Research titled, "Studying Transfer in Higher Education: New Approaches to Enduring and Emerging Topics."
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