School of Education News

Fri
Oct
06
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time rated the globe’s leading universities for an education degree, and UW-Madison is among the very best at No. 6. According to an article accompanying the release of the rankings: “An education degree can open the doors to a career working and teaching in schools as well as carrying out research into how we learn. Times Higher Education has ranked the 100 best universities for education degrees for the first time this year to help you decide on the best university for you.“
Fri
Oct
06
UW-Madison's Xueli Wang, Seo Young Lee and Amy Prevost recently published a report included in the Community College Review's special issue titled "Transfer Matters." The special issue focuses on highlighting new research about transfer students and the community college sector. Wang, Lee and Prevost's study is titled, "The Role of Aspirational Experiences and Behaviors in Cultivating Momentum for Transfer Access in STEM: Variations Across Gender and Race."
Thu
Oct
05
UW-Madison alumna Paula Bonner was recently featured in the September issue of Brava magazine for being the driving force behind creating Alumni Park before retiring from the university in October. Bonner has worked for the university for more than four decades, serving as both president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) and chief alumni officer for the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA). Bonner also received her master's degree from the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology in 1976.
Thu
Oct
05
The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education is having its annual global summit this week, from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6, chaired by UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson. The sixth annual global summit, to be attended by researchers, policymakers, parents and students, was featured in a recent article from the Toronto Star. Toronto was chosen as the summit's location because its one of the world's most diverse cities. "We saw it as a unique place to unpack the divergent experiences from a global perspective," Jackson told the Toronto Star.
Thu
Oct
05
Kristy Kelly is a Wisconsin native and three-time UW-Madison graduate, having earned her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees here. Now, she's using her training in educational psychology to prepare the next generation of school psychologists to promote good mental health
Wed
Oct
04
Students at UW-Madison have the qualifications to compete for some of the top internships around the country. Like their colleagues from across campus, several students with our Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program used their summer break to gain real-world work experiences. Students involved with the AT Program aren’t required to take part in an internship in order to graduate, but it can be an invaluable and eye-opening experience. Check out a few examples of some of the amazing internships enjoyed by students with the Athletic Training Program.
Wed
Oct
04
UW-Madison faculty and teaching staff are encouraged to apply to become a member of The Discussion Project's spring 2018 cohort by Oct. 20. The Discussion Project is a professional development program meant to improve facilitation strategies, increase student engagement and promote inclusive classroom climates.
Tue
Oct
03
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings was quoted in a recent NPR article discussing evidence that students who have teachers that look like them are more likely to do better in school. Ladson-Billings holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education. She is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Oct
03
In its first report, the Madison Education Partnership takes a close look at the first six years of 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) offered by Madison’s public schools. The researchers find more than two-thirds of the district’s kindergarten students start in 4K, and that 4K classes are more diverse.
Tue
Oct
03
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood has ​authored two new Under the Law columns for Phi Delta Kappan magazine. One post examines the rights of student-athletes in public schools to kneel during the national anthem, while another takes a look at students' privacy rights, and when backpacks can be searched. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Mon
Oct
02
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman and Valerie Crespin-Trujillo recently co-authored a paper in the American Educational Research Journal titled "Evaluating the Impact of Performance Funding in Ohio and Tennessee." The paper explores how Tennessee and Ohio have responded to using performance-based funding models that tie appropriations directly to educational outcomes. The research states that the only significant positive effects were that Tennessee community colleges produced more certificates.
Mon
Oct
02
UW-Madison's Jill Barnes was invited to participate in the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Annual Fall Lecture. Barnes is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and heads the Barnes Lab within the Bruno Balke Biodynamics Laboratory. Barnes will give a talk titled, "The Role of Exercise in Healthy Aging." The event will focus on Alzheimer's prevention, the science behind the disease, as well as evidence-based strategies for delaying and preventing onset of the disease.
Fri
Sep
29
UW-Madison's Linn Posey-Maddox was quoted in a recent article from Mother Jones headlined, "What White Parents Can Do to Help Desegregate Schools." Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, and the author of “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools.”
Fri
Sep
29
The class of 2030 has just started kindergarten. As four million youngsters across the country begin the first step of education, a new study provides a first-time look at inequalities in school readiness among Wisconsin’s kindergarten students. Researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of UW–Madison’s School of Education, compared the literacy skills of Wisconsin’s kindergarten students and found them “far from equally prepared to learn.” “These findings are consistent with national research,” states Eric Grodsky, the WCER researcher and UW–Madison professor of sociology and educational policy studies who led the study.
Thu
Sep
28
UW-Madison's Dorothy Farrar-Edwards spoke with NBC15 about the upcoming Alzheimer's Disease Research Center's 16th annual community event about Alzheimer's prevention. Farrar-Edwards is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The community event is on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gordon Dining and Events Center on the UW-Madison campus, and is free and open to the public.
Thu
Sep
28
UW-Madison is joining the other Big Ten institutions in a new competition to promote civic engagement: the Big Ten Voting Challenge. The Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education, will lead UW–Madison’s participation in the Big Ten Voting Challenge. Members of the campus community are invited to reach out to vote@morgridge.wisc.edu to learn more and get involved.
Wed
Sep
27
Amy Claessens, a candidate for the Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Mathematics in early childhood: A look inside kindergarten classrooms.” The candidate talk will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 259 of the Educational Sciences building.
Wed
Sep
27
Amy Noelle Parks, a candidate for the Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, will be delivering a presentation titled "Centering Young Children's Perspectives in Classroom Research." The candidate talk will be on Monday, Oct. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in room 259 of the Educational Sciences building.
Wed
Sep
27
Can playing video games teach students how to be better stewards of the environment? Read how “Econauts,” an interactive video game developed at UW‒Madison and part of Gear Learning’s game portfolio, is inspiring students and teachers to care more about the world we live in.
Tue
Sep
26
School of Education Dean Diana Hess took part in a national summit on Sept. 21 titled, “Democracy at a Crossroads: Our Nation’s Future Needs Innovative Civic Learning Now!” The event took place in Washington, D.C., and was designed to raise awareness about civic learning issues and showcase promising solutions to make the case that resources are needed to expand proven practices. Hess took part in a panel discussion moderated by Judy Woodruff, anchor of the “PBS NewsHour,” that was titled, “State of Our Democracy: What’s at Stake.”

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