School of Education Diversity News

Wed
Jun
04
In response to a recent task force report to President Barack Obama on My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative that unites the private sector and philanthropic organizations to improve the lives and outcomes of boys and young men of color in the United States, seven university-based research centers -- including Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) -- have collaborated to issue a statement.
Wed
May
28
Jerry Jordan, a recruitment and retention specialist with the School of Education’s Student Diversity Programs Office, was acknowledged as an Outstanding Educator and Mentor of 2014 by the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. Jordan was recognized at the organization’s annual awards breakfast on May 10. The 100 Black Men of Madison has awarded honors in education since 2011 to educators in the Madison metropolitan area who have made positive differences in the lives of the city’s children.
Thu
May
22
UW-Madison’s Jerlando F. L. Jackson was acknowledged as an Outstanding Educator of 2014 by the 100 Black Men of Madison at the organization’s annual awards breakfast on May 10. Jackson was nominated in the university category of the organization’s annual awards. Jackson is UW-Madison’s Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education. He directs Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), and is a faculty member with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
May
19
This past weekend UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2014 graduates by hosting a pair of celebrations at the Gordon Dining and Events center on campus. To view more than 400 photos from the Ph.D. and MFA Hooding Ceremony and Reception, and the Commencement Breakfast Celebration, visit the School's Facebook Page.
Wed
Apr
30
The work of Kathy Cramer, a professor with the Department of Political Science, is steeped in providing service learning experiences for students and examining ways that UW-Madison can build stronger relationships with those outside of campus. The Morgridge Center advances the Wisconsin Idea by developing and promoting civic engagement and learning through service within local, national and global communities.
Wed
Apr
23
The highly regarded national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each year, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty & Staff Achievement Awards. And on Wednesday night, the most recent class of award winners was honored during a reception and ceremony at the Education Building.
Mon
Apr
14
Now in its eighth year, UW-Madison's Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) presents the annual Line Breaks Festival, the largest hip hop festival in the Midwest, Wednesday, April 16 through Friday, April 25. It will be the third year the festival will take place at the Overture Center for the Arts, but for the first time under the Overture Community Arts Access Program.
Thu
Apr
10
Students from UW-Madison’s School of Education helped train 50 high school students from the area about how to become site leaders for summer programming run by Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR), which is the public recreation provider for residents of Madison.
Tue
Apr
01
This partnership consists of a multi-year effort to co-design and implement three components of educator preparation focused on skills development and supplying a high-quality workforce to MMSD schools –- starting with new educator induction and mentoring this fall. MMSD’s Board of Education voted to approve the Forward Madison initiative at its meeting Monday night.
Sat
Mar
29
The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (the Network) is a match-making endeavor that is designed to facilitate relationships among university researchers and educators to create new pathways for innovating teaching and learning practices. The Network is a collaborative effort between the UW-Madison School of Education, Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Fri
Mar
28
Hmong Parents’ Day 3 –- which is hosted by the Hmong Research Team of UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology -– is taking place Saturday, March 29. This is a campus event that runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and invites Hmong parents of UW-Madison students onto campus to increase their college knowledge and sense of efficacy to support their children in higher education.
Wed
Mar
26
Aaron Bird Bear, the student services coordinator with the School of Education’s Student Diversity Program, will be the featured guest during the Wednesday, April 9, Spring 2014 University Roundtable event at Union South. Bird Bear’s presentation is titled, “Free soil, the oak savannah, effigy mounds and us -- an illustrated journey from Dejope to Madison.” The registration deadline is April 2 at noon.
Tue
Mar
25
There is a new dance craze sweeping over the UW-Madison School of Education as we prepare for the 2014 Wisconsin Football Spring Game on April 12. We call it the “Literacy Shuffle” –- and all are invited to join in on the fun.
Tue
Mar
11
The U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fifth overall, behind only Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, Harvard University and Stanford University. This marks the 15th time in the past 16 years that, according to U.S. News, UW-Madison has maintained a top 10 ranking among all schools of education.
Mon
Mar
10
The son of a drill sergeant in Fort Benning, Ga., Jerlando F. L. Jackson quickly learned the value of structure and organization. But there, in a rural area of the Deep South, deeper lessons about inclusion and diversity took root. Jackson, the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, today studies the effects of diversity in the workplace and academia.
Thu
Mar
06
The School of Education's Gloria Ladson-Billings and Aaron Bird Bear will be helping to headline the Student Development Conference that’s being hosted by UW-La Crosse Friday and Saturday. This year’s conference is about “Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Future Teachers.”
Thu
Mar
06
The Wisconsin Alumni Association recently introduced its 2014 Forward under 40 honorees. These are UW–Madison graduates under the age of 40 who are making an impact on the world by living the Wisconsin Idea. And one of this year’s winners, 28-year-old Jarius King, made note of the School of Education’s Dang Chonwerawong as one of his heros.
Wed
Mar
05
chool of Education Dean Julie Underwood is one of four finalists for provost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Communications announced Wednesday. The provost is the chief academic officer of the university, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the curricular, student and faculty life on campus. In the absence of the chancellor, the provost assumes the role of chief executive.
Fri
Feb
14
Created in 2010 by the Wei LAB and implemented in 2011 by the university’s Office of Academic Services in the athletic department, the Beyond the Game program entails classes, seminars, and a practicum experience. Its primary goal is to improve graduation rates and post-graduate outcomes of student athletes. The Wei LAB is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education.
Tue
Feb
11
A free semester-long series of lectures on hip-hop education will bring the nation's top scholars, artists and leaders in the growing field of hip-hop studies to the UW-Madison campus to teach about the teaching and learning theories behind this innovative education movement. The lecture series is hosted by UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) and Pedagogical Flows.
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