School of Education Diversity News

Tue
Jun
18
Dean Underwood responds to review of teacher preparation programs
She explains why a national review of teacher preparation programs misses the mark by failing to offer a valid measure of UW-Madison's nationally recognized program and its ongoing commitment to developing high-quality teachers of tomorrow.
Fri
Jun
14
Hip-Hop in the Heartland to provide teaching engagement tools
UW-Madison School of Education professors Gloria Ladson-Billings and Maisha T. Winn are among those who will be leading hands-on workshops and curriculum-building lessons during the event.
Thu
Jun
13
Help Desk moving to MERIT Library on July 1
Currently located in room L107 of the Education Building, the Help Desk will move to the MERIT Library, which is housed on the third floor of the Teacher Education Building.
Tue
May
28
Grant to help increase number of African Americans in computing careers
The Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) and its colleagues have received a $5 million boost to continue working to increase the number of African American students training for careers in the computing sciences. The Wei LAB is directed by UW-Madison Professor Jerlando F. L. Jackson, who is with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
May
23
Jackson helps students negotiate higher education landscape
He recently gave a talk during a roundtable session at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association in San Francisco. This year marked AERA’s 17th annual continuation of “Conversations with Senior Scholars on Advancing Research and Professional Development Related to Black Education.”
Sat
May
18
School of Ed recognizes 2013 master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates
UW-Madison’s School of Education honored its 2013 master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates with a special Spring Commencement Breakfast Reception Saturday morning. Graduates, friends and family took time to pose for pictures during the big event. Check out a photo album from Saturday’s reception by visiting the School of Education’s Facebook page.
Fri
May
17
School of Education honors Spring 2013 Ph.D. and MFA graduates
UW-Madison’s School of Education honored its Spring 2013 Ph.D. and MFA graduates with a special Hooding Ceremony and Reception Friday evening at the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion adjacent to the Kohl Center. Check out a photo album of the big event by visiting the School of Education’s Facebook page.
Thu
May
02
Hansen examines costs of minority student programs during WISCAPE brown bag
The professor emeritus of economics and a WISCAPE affiliate gave a presentation on Wednesday, May 1, in which he shared his research examining the full resource costs of minority and disadvantaged student programs at UW-Madison and throughout the UW System. A video of that talk now is available for viewing.
Thu
Apr
18
MSAN inspires Madison-area student leaders to hold forum on race
nspired to be agents of change in their communities, eight students at Verona Area High School hosted hundreds of their peers from around Dane County for a two-day conference April 8-9 featuring renowned educator Calvin Terrell.
Wed
Apr
17
School of Education honoring its distinguished faculty, staff
The School of Education’s sterling reputation is due in large part to the dedication and talents of its faculty and staff, and this event allows the school to recognize some of its most outstanding members.
Wed
Apr
10
‘Credo,’ a free concert questioning exclusivity in spaces of worship, April 19-20
“Credo: A Question of Faith in Music, Movement and Poetry,” begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 19 and at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The work features UW-Madison’s Madrigal Singers, dance students, First Wave scholars and more.
Thu
Mar
21
Screening of ‘The Fade’ and live salon show with artist in residence Abdu’Allah
On April 3 there will be a screening of the 2012 documentary, “The Fade,” which features Abdu’Allah. One can also see him cut hair in person during one of two live salon events at 5 p.m. on both April 3 and 4.
Wed
Mar
20
Ross to discuss acclaimed photo exhibition ‘Juvenile in Justice’ on May 2
The exhibition documents the “placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them.”
Mon
Mar
18
School of Education alums net Wisconsin Principal of Year honors
The four Wisconsin 2013 Principals of the Year were unveiled on Monday by Wisconsin State Superintendant Tony Evers and Jim Lynch, the executive director for the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators -- and all have ties to the School of Education.
Mon
Mar
18
Blank recommended as next UW-Madison chancellor
UW System President Kevin Reilly is recommending that that the Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce become the next chancellor of UW-Madison. Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents announced their recommendation Monday. The full Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on the recommendation April 5.
Tue
Mar
12
U.S. News again ranks SoE graduate programs among best in nation
UW-Madison's School of Education retained its top program ranking in both curriculum and instruction, and educational psychology, while seven SoE programs in all were ranked among the top five nationally by education school deans and deans of graduate studies.
Wed
Mar
06
Vigdor, a candidate to become next director of WCER, speaking March 19
His presentation will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 259 of UW-Madison’s Educational Sciences building.
Tue
Mar
05
Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives' Line Breaks Festival March 13-20
The annual event is the largest hip-hop-centered performance festival in the Midwest.
Fri
Mar
01
Ed Talks Wisconsin an effort to start constructive dialogue about public education
This free, public event to be held on the UW-Madison campus March 12-22 offers a unique opportunity to listen to diverse views and engage in debate and dialogue on public education issues that matter most to you – from closing the achievement gap and the politics of school choice, to teachers unions, the transformation of higher education and more.
Wed
Feb
13
Ladson-Billings to be guest speaker at Leopold’s ‘Black History Celebration’
The celebration is being hosted by Leopold’s UNITY (United Nurturing Involved Together for our Youth) organization and also includes a program presented by Leopold students, and an achievement awards ceremony.
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