School of Education News

Sun
Apr
09
UW-Madison's John Hitchcock, Tom Jones and Truman Lowe from the Art Department were recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal for their work in the Promega Spring Art Showcase, "Native Art Evolving."
Sat
Apr
08
UW-Madison alumna Laura Kalmes is founding a new private elementary school in Bloomington, Ill., called Bloom Community School, the Pantagraph reports. Kalmes earned a master’s degree in 2009 and a Ph.D in 2015, both from from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. Kalmes also earned a minor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Bloom Community School will serve about 50 students from grades K-5 in its pilot year. Its academic curriculum is project-based, and children will be taught in mixed-age classrooms.
Sat
Apr
08
Eleven members of the UW–Madison faculty have won Kellett Mid-Career Awards, including Katherine Cramer. Cramer is a professor of political science and faculty director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education. The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position.
Sat
Apr
08
UW-Madison’s Peter Goff recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program to talk about Tony Evers securing his third term as Wisconsin’s superintendent for public instruction. Goff said Evers had a message of positivity and hope that helped him gain the support of public school teachers. "(Evers) is really seen as a champion for teachers, supporting what they do, their professionalism and how they get the job done," said Goff.
Fri
Apr
07
UW-Madison's Eric Post, Stephanie Trigsted and David Bell are co-authors on a recently released paper examining how levels of specialization in sports are related to injuries in young athletes. Post is the lead author on the paper, which appeared in the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is titled, "The Association of Sport Specialization and Training Volume With Injury History in Youth Athletes."
Fri
Apr
07
Throughout the month of March, UW-Madison’s Athletic Training Program, the Association of Athletic Training Students (AATS), and the Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety (ATSBS) hosted and participated in a number of campus and community events in support of National Athletic Training Month. National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about all that athletic trainers do. This year's theme was, "Your Protection is Our Priority.”
Thu
Apr
06
UW-Madison's Kyira Hauer was selected as a recipient of the 2017 American Small Business Champion Award by SCORE and Sam’s Club. Hauer is pursuing her master’s degree with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Hauer owns Kinda Kreative, LLC. The business has multiple facets, including public speaking, art and a variety of different workshops and coaching events. The contest entry says the business' mission "is to inspire and empower people to express themselves freely, take the next steps in their journey to self-discovery and celebrate their inherent worth."
Thu
Apr
06
UW-Madison’s Daniel Corral was recently invited to attend the Education Policy Academy this summer in Washington, D.C. The academy is sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and it runs Aug. 9-11. Corral is a second-year doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. In particular, he is interested in examining Latinx college student engagement.
Thu
Apr
06
UW-Madison's Stephen's Hilyard's three channel video piece “Катюша (Katyusha)” has been selected for screening at the Vkratze! German-Russian Film Festival. Hilyard is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. The Vkratze! German-Russian Film Festival has been held in the city of Volgograd annually since 2013. Programming is chosen from an international selection of films in German or Russian, or by German or Russian filmmakers. The festival is also a forum for authors looking to explore audio-visual art in the form or short films. The festival will take place from April 6-9.
Wed
Apr
05
Lesley Bartlett writes that in this conference, April 6-7, we will “explore various educational policies and practices that address global inequality, and ask how our own work as researchers and educators can contribute to efforts to create a more just world.“
Wed
Apr
05
UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox was recently awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation to study black families’ schooling experiences in suburban America. Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is a scholar of urban and suburban education -- with an emphasis on race, class and educational inequality –- and is the author of the 2014 book, “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education (University of Chicago Press).”
Wed
Apr
05
Kathleen Horning, the director of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), was recently interviewed by The Horn Book Magazine about the CCBC's annual study on the amount of diversity, and lack thereof, in children's books. The CCBC has a long-running tradition of documenting books it receives that are by or about people of color, or from First/Native Nations. The Horn Book Magazine's interview with Horning examined the results from this year's study, as well as the results' trends over the years.
Tue
Apr
04
The School of Education recently announced winners for the 201​7 awards cycle, and this year’s honorees will be recognized at a Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 2​5. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m. School of Education colleagues, as well as family and friends of the awardees, are invited to attend.
Tue
Apr
04
Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2017 Cool Science Image Contest. And among those being recognized is Art Department undergraduate Celia Glime, who is majoring in both art and biology. Glime’s photo illustration depicts a range of colors produced in test tubes by three chemical reactions.
Tue
Apr
04
Madison’s local NBC affiliate, WMTV-Ch. 15, recently produced a report about UW-Madison’s Early Morning Fitness Class that’s administered through the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Bonnie Loughran, who leads the class for women over the age of 40, is a UW-Madison alumna, with undergraduate degrees in dance and physical education, and a master’s from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Mon
Apr
03
UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies is hosting its annual conference April 6 to 7, with the theme of this year’s event, “Global Inequality, Global Education.” “Inequality has increased globally,” says UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett, a professor of educational policy studies and one of the conference’s coordinators. “Schools easily reproduce inequality, but they also hold out the hope of interrupting inequality and producing social change.” This conference will examine different global efforts to address inequality through education, considering how social, political and economic forces influence those efforts and their outcomes.
Mon
Apr
03
UW-Madison’s Laura Hamman has been awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Hamman, a doctoral candidate with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is one of just 10 students from across the nation awarded this honor in 2017. She is specializing in English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual education. Phi Kappa Phi promotes itself as the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Fri
Mar
31
On Wednesday, the Rotary Club of Madison held a luncheon event featuring a forum with the candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, Tony Evers and Lowell Holtz. The event was moderated by UW-Madison’s Dawn Crim, the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education. Both Evers and Holtz are alumni of the School of Education. The election is April 4.
Thu
Mar
30
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson is speaking at ​an upcoming technical assistance conference, Accelerating Data-Driven Collaboration for Large Scale Progress​, ​to be held in Kansas City, M​issouri, April 3-5, 2017.
Wed
Mar
29
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple is a co-editor of a newly released book titled, “Corporate Elites and the Reform of Public Education.” Says Apple: “I've devoted a good deal of time to critically analyzing the growing power of the corporate sector in education. This is now an increasingly international situation, one whose effects are quite worrisome." The book is co-edited by Helen M. Gunter and David Hall, both of whom are professors of educational policy at the University of Manchester.

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