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ELPA News

Mon
Sep
26
Congratulations to Mauriell H. Amechi, who has been awarded an ACPA Foundation Grant for his research project, "Straight out of Foster Care: A Qualitative Anti-deficit Study of Student Achievers."
Mon
Sep
26
Badger Bridge, a networking site for UW-Madison alumni, is now live. Use it to build connections with classmates and other Badgers.
Thu
Sep
22
UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson and David Gagnon will be discussing the impacts of online games on learning at the Sept. 27 Tech Council Innovation luncheon. Gaming companies and academic experts will present current research on the drawbacks and benefits of educational games and discuss how these games affect learning, with a focus on younger users. The luncheon will be held on from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel.
Tue
Sep
20
The Association for the Study of Higher Education announced that UW-Madison’s Valerie Crespin-Trujillo is joining the ASHE Board of Directors as the organization’s graduate student representative. She was elected to serve a two-year term. Crespin-Trujillo is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Sep
16
The research of UW-Madison’s John Diamond is featured in a recent report from Bloomberg Businessweek headlined, “Black Students Don’t Even Get an Equal Education in Diverse Schools.” Diamond is UW-Madison’s Hoefs-Bascom Associate Professor of Education and is a faculty member with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He co-authored a 2015 book with Amanda Lewis titled, “Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools.”
Thu
Sep
15
Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, recently aired a report about Hillary Clinton’s New College Compact. Clinton's campaign released a report Monday stating 85,000 Wisconsin students would pay no tuition for a four-year college degree under her proposal. Among the experts WKOW spoke with in an effort to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman, an associate professor who studies higher education finance and policy with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Sep
13
Two projects of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research within UW–Madison’s School of Education are among those selected to receive first-ever National Science Foundation INCLUDES funding. WCER Director Robert Mathieu is the principal investigator on one project and Jerlando Jackson, the university's Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, is a collaborating investigator on another. These NSF-backed projects are designed to develop bold, new approaches for diversifying the science and engineering workforce of the United States.
Mon
Sep
12
Julie Underwood’s latest “Under the Law” column is now available via the September issue of Phi Delta Kappan magazine. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education. This month, Underwood examines the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Fri
Sep
09
The education research of UW-Madison alumna Maria Lewis is highlighted in a recent news story posted to Penn State University’s website. The article begins: “Maria Lewis is working collaboratively with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools on issues of how to better accommodate transgender youth within the state’s school districts, issues that Lewis believes can be solved not only through research but by revisiting the purpose of an educator." Lewis is an assistant professor of education in Penn State’s College of Education. She earned her Ph.D. from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2014.
Wed
Sep
07
Do you wonder where Wisconsin students migrate to when they go out of state for college? WISCAPE has published an interactive map created by the UW's Nicholas Hillman on its blog, which tracks the flow of Wisconsin ​freshmen to both public and private universities nationwide.
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