School of Education News

Thu
Feb
07
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio for a report examining the challenges that prevent some from entering the field of teaching — and that keep others from staying. Hess was recently named co-chair of a task force that’s designed to help identify how University of Wisconsin System institutions can better meet Wisconsin’s need for more teachers and school leaders.
Wed
Feb
06
In an effort to conduct more meaningful research into how to make higher education more affordable, UW-Madison is launching the Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab within the university’s Office of Student Financial Aid. The lab is being led by the School of Education's Nicholas Hillman, who says he is not aware of any other lab in the nation that is developing such a partnership with a financial aid unit.
Wed
Feb
06
The Mind & Life Institute’s blog recently shared a post, titled “Meditation for Mental Health: How Does Mindfulness Compare to Other Treatments,” showcasing the research of UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg. Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, and he is an affiliate with the university’s Center for Healthy Minds. Mind & Life notes the exceptionalism of his work, saying few researchers undertake the challenge of analyzing impacts of mindfulness across the mental health field as a whole.
Tue
Feb
05
Emily Evans Fanaeian, an alumna of UW-Madison’s School of Education, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education(AACTE) Outstanding Dissertation Award. An AACTE news release about the award explains that Fanaeian designed an ambitious multiple case study to examine the ways in which university-based teacher education programs take up the task of preparing general education teacher candidates to provide instruction to English learners.
Tue
Feb
05
Madison365 recently reported on a new graphic novel co-authored by UW-Madison’s Shawn Anthony Robinson, a senior research associate with Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory. His research has a particular emphasis on African American males and individuals with dyslexia, which stems from his lived experience as a black male with Dyslexia. Robinson’s research is reflected in his new graphic novel, “Doctor Dyslexia Dude!”
Tue
Feb
05
The Chronicle of Higher Education detailed some major takeaways from the annual Association of American Colleges & Universities meeting, attended by 1,800-plus people. And among the people The Chronicle spotlights is UW-Madison's Matthew Hora and his scholarly research on internships.
Mon
Feb
04
UW-Madison's Lynda Barry and Dyani White Hawk were each selected as United States Artists 2019 Fellows. United States Artists is a Chicago-based non-profit that awards $50,000 fellowships annually to artists across the nation. Barry is an associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity with the School of Education's Art Department and holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. White Hawk earned her master of fine arts degree from the Art Department in 2011.
Mon
Feb
04
UW-Madison’s Kristina Kim was recently selected as the student intern for the Wisconsin Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) executive board. The CEC is a professional association of educators working to advance the success of children with exceptionalities. Kim is a master’s degree student in special education with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Sun
Feb
03
Matthew Hora received a grant from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) fall research competition to conduct a study on internship programs. The grant, for $52,028, will go towards studying students’ experiences with internship programs, primarily at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina and Benedict College in South Carolina. Hora aims to provide insight s to improve institutional internship programs and access to them for all students.
Fri
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead and her colleague Suzanne Eckes were recently featured by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) in its "Interview of the Month" podcast series. This particular discussion examines how privatization of schools can lead to discrimination. Mead and Eckes had recently co-authored a policy brief for NEPC detailing the ways school vouchers and charter schools have “opened the door to discriminatory practices.”
Fri
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s Dance Department, housed in the School of Education, presents its annual faculty concert, “The Winter Rise,” Feb. 7-9 and 14-16 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall. “The Winter Rise” will feature the work of guest artist Dyane Harvey-Salaam from Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. Contemporary dance works from UW-Madison faculty artists Li Chiao-Ping, Liz Sexe, Collette Stewart, and Chris Walker will also be presented.
Thu
Jan
31
School of Education alumnus LaVar Charleston will be recognized with a 2019 Forward Under 40 Award at a Wisconsin Alumni Association Founders’ Day event in Madison on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Charleston, who received both his master’s degree (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) from UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is currently the assistant vice chancellor of student diversity engagement and success at UW–Whitewater. Charleston will join the School of Education's Richard Halverson for a program titled, “Healing Communities through Conscientious Inclusion.”
Thu
Jan
31
The Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN), which is housed in the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research, aims to understand and change school practices and structures that keep racial opportunity and achievement gaps in place. The Wisconsin State Journal (WSJ) recently reported on MSAN’s work in the Madison area, in a report headlined, “Middleton High School minority mentors work to help elementary students achieve.”
Thu
Jan
31
School of Education graduate students Allison Murrow and Alexandra Lakind are being recognized with Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards. Murrow, who earned the Capstone Ph.D. Teaching Award, is a doctoral student with the School’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Lakind received the Early Excellence Award and is part of a joint doctoral program between the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Nelson Institute.
Wed
Jan
30
UW-Madison is planning for a smooth reopening Thursday afternoon from a partial closure due to extreme cold. The university is asking faculty and staff to return to work at noon Thursday, Jan. 31, to begin the process of reopening campus. Campus buildings will be unlocked at noon. Second and third shift employees should report to work Thursday evening as scheduled. Instruction will resume at 1 p.m. More detailed information about bus service, events and various offices is posted on alerts.wisc.edu.
Wed
Jan
30
In 1990, James Knapp earned a master of fine arts from UW-Madison — and for the next 28 years, he dedicated himself to the students of theatre and drama. After receiving his MFA in technical direction from the Department of Theatre and Drama at UW-Madison, Knapp began working at the Ohio State University (OSU) Theatre Department in a temporary position. Ohio State’s student newspaper, The Lantern, recently reported how Knapp retired from his long-time position as technology manager in the department in December.
Tue
Jan
29
In response to the extreme cold, UW-Madison is canceling classes, events and campus activities beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday through noon Thursday. During this period, only essential campus services will be operating. For the latest alerts visit: https://alerts.wisc.edu/
Tue
Jan
29
Due to the extremely cold temperatures, the School of Education’s Grand Challenges team is moving the Wednesday, Jan. 30 Seed Grants Meet-up online. People wanting to learn more about the Seed Grants are invited to a virtual, Google hangout gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. The Grand Challenges team is looking for interdisciplinary, innovative, and impactful Seed Grant proposals that address critical issues in education, health, and the arts. Pre-proposals for Seed Grants are due on Feb. 15.
Tue
Jan
29
UW-Madison’s Maggie Hawkins is receiving the Leadership Through Research Award from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Second Language Research Special Interest Group (SIG). Hawkins is a professor with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The reviewers for this award were particularly impressed with Hawkins’ innovative contributions of her scholarship, including her cutting-edge research on issues such as critical theory, social justice language teacher education, transmodalities, community engagement, and young learners.
Tue
Jan
29
The latest Under the Law column for Kappan magazine from UW-Madison's Julie Underwood takes a look at segregation in the education system. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education. Underwood begins by writing: "The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark anti-discrimination case, Brown v. Board of Education (1954), offered the hope of equity and access for all children. Unfortunately, what started as a strong judicial statement lost its steam and left schools to try to make good on these promises in a changing legal environment."

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