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ELPA News

Fri
Mar
22
UW-Madison’s Kevin Reilly will deliver a presentation on Tuesday, March 26 at UW-Madison’s Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar. His presentation is titled: "A form for the feeling of being alive and kicking: Chaos and structure in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake." The presentation runs from 12:05 p.m. to 1 p.m. in room 4274 of Chamberlin Hall. Reilly is the former president of the University of Wisconsin System and he holds an appointment as a Regent Professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Mar
15
The Wisconsin State Journal recently posted an article detailing UW-Madison alumna Carolyn Stanford Taylor’s journey to becoming Wisconsin’s state superintendent of public instruction. Stanford Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational administration with the School of Education. The State Journal reports that Stanford Taylor’s experience of desegregation growing up in the south inspired her to a career in education, stating that it has driven her desire to create equitable learning environments for children.
Thu
Mar
14
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead recently co-authored a report with the University of Connecticut's Preston Green titled, “Advancing Intentional Equity in Charter Schools.” Mead is the School of Education’s association dean for education and is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Charter schools, first implemented in the 1990s, have grown to account for 6 percent of the total number of students enrolled in public schools across the country.
Tue
Mar
12
U.S. News and World Report released its 2020 Best Education Graduate Schools rankings on March 12, and UW-Madison is home to the highest-rated public school of education in the nation, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles. UW–Madison’s School of Education is No. 3 overall, trailing only Ivy League privates Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. UW–Madison, UCLA, and Stanford University all tied for the No. 3 spot. In addition, UW–Madison’s School of Education is also home to nine specialty programs ranked among the top 10 in the nation — including the top-ranked program in rehabilitation counseling.
Wed
Mar
06
Northern Illinois University (NIU) recently hired UW-Madison alumnus Thomas Hammock as its football coach, and he will work alongside fellow alumnus Sean Frazier, the Huskies’ athletic director. Hammock earned his master’s degree from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2005. Frazier earned a master’s from that same department in 2015. NIU is the only major college sports program in the country with black men in the key roles of head football coach, athletic director and head men's basketball coach.
Tue
Mar
05
The latest Under the Law column ​for Kappan magazine from UW-Madison's Julie Underwood is headlined, “The legal balancing act over public school curriculum." Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education. She explains that the federal constitution has primacy, while each state has the authority to create and control school districts and define their standards and curriculum.
Fri
Mar
01
Edward Holmes has accepted a newly created position with the Overture Center for the Arts, and now is the organization’s senior vice president of equity and innovation. Holmes will help implement programs and expand the Overture Center's equity, diversity and inclusion portfolio. Holmes is an alumnus of UW-Madison and is a current member of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors.
Wed
Feb
27
UW-Madison alumna Yi-Hwa Liou is receiving the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Division A.This Early Career Award is given annually to a scholar in the first five years of her/his career who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of educational leadership, administration and organization. Liou earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2010 and today is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Management at the National Taipei University of Education.
Tue
Feb
26
UW-Madison’s School of Education is hosting a public talk and reception to honor the groundbreaking work and celebrate the remarkable career of Gloria Ladson-Billings. The evening will be dedicated to both putting a spotlight on her legacy while also getting a glimpse into how Ladson-Billings plans to utilize her role as president of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) to tackle challenges and find new ways to bring insights from education research and practice to bear on different domains. Although the event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required by March 1.
Mon
Feb
25
Several UW-Madison graduate students and recent alumni will present their research at the 14th annual national conference of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE).
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