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ELPA News

Fri
Sep
13
USA Today shared comments from UW-Madison’s Peter Goff, among other experts, in an article exploring the struggle to retain teachers in rural schools. Goff is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The article highlights a school in a northern Wisconsin town, of about 1,000 residents, which has found itself scrambling yet again to fill open teaching positions. Goff tells USA Today that, despite popular belief, throwing money at the problem doesn’t always help. He explains that educators value strong support systems, good school leadership, and welcoming communities just as much as higher pay.
Wed
Sep
11
The School of Education’s Brett Nachman is co-leading a campus workshop on Friday, Sept. 27 titled, “Universal Design for Learning: What, Why and How.” Nachman is a doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. This Delta Program workshop runs from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Union South, and will give participants insight into how prepared they are to teach diverse students of varying skills, goals, and abilities.
Mon
Sep
02
The Washington Post featured comments from UW-Madison’s Geoffrey Borman in a new article headlined, “Five ways parents can help their kids transition smoothly to middle school.” Borman is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Aug
28
UW-Madison’s School of Education is celebrating the start of the 2019-20 academic year with its annual Welcome Back Bash event on Thursday, Aug. 29. The School is once again welcoming a large cohort of new faculty members, with 13 talented scholars joining the School of Education’s roster since the start of 2019 — with many of those arriving just in time for the start of the new academic year.
Fri
Aug
23
UW-Madison alum David Perrodin is the author of a newly released book, “School of Errors: Rethinking school safety in America.” Perrodin earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) in 2016. A former school administrator, Perrodin challenges common school safety narratives in his new book. Perrodin tells the Portage Daily Register, “We’re not building systems that are accessible for kids. We’re just putting fortifications in.”
Mon
Aug
19
UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson recently authored an article published by GettingSmart.com that explains personalized learning and how it is different from more traditional schooling. Halverson, the School of Education’s associate dean for innovation, outreach, and partnerships, has spent the last few years watching personalized learning in action at American public schools.
Thu
Aug
15
The Wisconsin State Journal recently posted an article about Travis Wiltjer, who will be playing football this year for the Badgers as a graduate student transfer. Wiltjer, the article notes, will be pursuing master’s degree work with UW–Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Aug
14
Time magazine recently interviewed UW-Madison’s Geoffrey Borman about his new study that indicates a brief and low-cost intervention done early in the school year can lead to higher grades, better attendance, and fewer behavioral problems for sixth graders embarking on their stressful first year of middle school. Borman is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Aug
09
UW–Madison’s Nicholas Hillman recently appeared on WORT-FM’s “A Public Affair” program for a segment titled, “The Real Cost of College.” Hillman, an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, helps listeners “get a full picture of the cost of attendance, the generational divide when it comes to college, proposed solutions at the university and federal levels, and the importance of higher education for aspiring students.”
Tue
Aug
06
In Julie Underwood’s latest Under the Law column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, she discusses three cases from the 2018-2019 Supreme Court term that have big implications for education. Underwood is UW–Madison's Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice. The three cases — American Legion vs. American Humanist Association (2019), Kisor vs. Wilkie (2019), and Department of Commerce v. State of New York (2019) — also reveal deep divisions in the U.S. Supreme Court, according to Underwood.
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