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ELPA News

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.
Wed
Dec
07
A new policy brief ​from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) examines FAFSA filing rates at public and private high schools across Wisconsin and exposes significant differences in filing rates based on school characteristics.
Wed
Dec
07
UW-Madison's John Diamond was recently quoted in a Washington Post article about a powerful short video called "The Lie." Diamond is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. In "The Lie," a group of fourth graders talk about demeaning stereotypes. In the article, Diamond talks about how children ages 6-10 start to understand stereotypes about racial groups, so this is an important age group to start conversations with.
Mon
Dec
05
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings recently gave a talk presented by the One City Institute for Early Learning about how to prepare children for the transition from home to school. The talk, held at Lincoln Elementary School, was featured in an article from The Capital Times.
Mon
Dec
05
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad recently spoke with The Capital Times newspaper about President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education. In the report, Conrad says that Betsy DeVos’ track record of advocacy for charter schools for elementary and high school students may indicate that she will push to privatize public higher education too.
Fri
Dec
02
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood took part in a debate Wednesday night at Marquette University with Scott Jensen, with the two discussing whether or not the state can continue to adequately fund public schools while supporting the expansion of taxpayer-funded vouchers for private schools. The two found little to agree on but one point of common ground was that vouchers are not the panacea reformists had hoped. In general, voucher schools perform no better, or only marginally better, than public schools serving similar students. Another was the need for greater accountability.
Fri
Dec
02
Nicholas Hillman was recently interviewed for an article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education headlined, "When College Was A Public Good." Hillman studies higher education finance and policy, and his research focuses on how policies affect educational access and success. The article explores how as more non-whites are pursuing higher education, less and less public and federal support is dedicated to ensuring fair access to universities.
Tue
Nov
29
Julie Underwood’s latest “Under the Law” column was published in the November issue of Phi Delta Kappan magazine. The column is about recent expanded support for homeless students in the law. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
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