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ELPA News

Thu
Jan
16
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from UW–Madison's School of Education, is now available online. The ​Winter 2019-20 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This edition puts the spotlight on the School's new Global Engagement Office and some of our efforts to think, partner, and innovate across the world.
Wed
Jan
08
Education Week blogger Rick Hess published his annual rankings of the top 200 most influential education scholars in the United States on Wednesday — and four faculty members with UW-Madison’s School of Education are on this year’s list. UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings is No. 8 this year, while Adam Gamoran is No. 97, Stacey Lee is No. 176, and Jerlando Jackson is No. 177. These annual public influence rankings appear each January in Education Week’s “Straight Up” blog, which is authored by Hess.
Mon
Jan
06
Courtney Bell will become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW–Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess announced Monday, Jan. 6. Bell, who is currently a principal research scientist with Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s largest private, nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, will begin her new position July 1.
Fri
Jan
03
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood recently co-authored an op-ed published by The Capital Times newspaper that’s headlined, “Stop playing politics with our children and make schools safer.” Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She penned this op-ed in her role as president of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools.
Mon
Dec
23
UW–Madison alumnus F. King Alexander was recently named the new president of Oregon State University. Alexander earned his Ph.D. from the UW-Madison School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1996. Alexander was previously serving as the president and chancellor of Louisiana State University.
Wed
Dec
04
The Wisconsin State Journal interviewed UW-Madison’s Peter Goff for a report examining the trial implementation of grading floors in Madison schools. Goff is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Dec
02
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead was named the vice president of the Education Law Association (ELA) at the organization’s annual conference on Nov. 13-16 in Norfolk, Virginia. Mead is the School of Education’s associate dean for education, and a professor with the School’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. After her term as vice president, Mead will serve as the president elect and then president of the organization.
Fri
Nov
22
Thoughts on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form from UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker were featured on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and in an EdSource.com report. Bruecker, a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, researches student loan borrowing and repayment, FAFSA filing, and the impact of high schools on college access. Bruecker is also a project assistant with UW-Madison’s Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab.
Wed
Nov
20
Three finalists to become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) are visiting campus from Dec. 5 to 16 to participate in public forums and meet with faculty, staff, and School of Education leadership. The finalists were selected by a 13-member search-and-screen committee co-chaired by WIDA Executive Director Tim Boals and Percival Matthews, an associate professor with the Department of Educational Psychology and a WCER researcher. The WCER director reports to the dean of the School of Education, Diana Hess.
Tue
Nov
19
Diverse Issues in Higher Education put the spotlight ​on UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson in a piece about the annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME), held earlier this month in Milwaukee.
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