School of Education Diversity News

Wed
Jul
16
What happens to race in public discussions about “race-neutral” college admissions policies? UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the lead author of a an article recently published in the July issue of Educational Policy titled, “When Race Disappears: College Admissions Policy Discourse in the State of Texas.”
Thu
Jul
10
Enlarging the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline in Wisconsin is vital to increasing and maintaining its economic stature, according to a new article co-authored by Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) Director Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Wei LAB Assistant Director LaVar J. Charleston, and University of Florida Professor of Computer Science Juan E. Gilbert.
Fri
Jul
04
The latest edition of Learning Connections, the School of Education’s alumni magazine, is now posted online. The cover stories for this most recent issue include a look at The Network, a new project within the School that’s building collaborations between university researchers and educators in the field, and an article showcasing the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is examining some of the most critical issues facing higher education today.
Mon
Jun
30
Two people with the School of Education will be honored later this year as UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color. Those receiving recognition include Ruttanatip (Dang) Chonwerawong, an assistant dean within the School of Education overseeing Student Diversity Programs, and Marla Delgado-Guerrero, a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Counseling Psychology.
Fri
Jun
27
University Communications recently posted a wonderful video titled, “More Than Movement.” The production features UW-Madison student Hyoin Flora Kim, who is majoring in dance. The video also includes commentary from Professor Li Chiao-Ping, who is chair of the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Thu
Jun
26
The CUNA Mutual Group announced Thursday it is committing $1.2 million to Forward Madison, a collaborative between the UW-Madison School of Education and the Madison Metropolitan School District that was announced in March. Forward Madison strengthens the long-standing relationships between the School of Education and Madison Schools by supporting new educators, providing continued professional learning for educators and improving the diversity of MMSD’s workforce.
Thu
Jun
12
In her first blog post for Ed Prep Matters, UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood explains how teaching and teacher training are difficult tasks these days. Ed Prep Matters is the official blog of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and Underwood this year is chairing AACTE’s Board of Directors.
Fri
Jun
06
Through the discovery of best practices and the exchange of knowledge, the Minority Student Achievement Network seeks to identify and change school policies and structures that contribute to racial achievement gaps in U.S. schools. MSAN hosted its 2014 Institute in April in Madison, attracting hundreds of educators from public school districts as far away as Arizona and Massachusetts.
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.
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