School of Education News

Fri
Jun
16
UW-Madison's Christine Pribbenow received a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea grant for the project titled, "Do You Play Fair? Addressing Bias in K-12 Educational Settings." Pribbenow works within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. She was awarded the grant along with Molly Carnes with the School of Medicine and Public Health. This project aims to close disparities between black and white students by lessening implicit bias.
Thu
Jun
15
UW-Madison alumna Lorena Mancilla is now serving as the Director of WIDA Early Years. WIDA is housed within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for children and youth who are culturally and linguistically diverse through high quality standards, assessments, research and professional learning for educators. Mancilla recently earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Mancilla has been with WIDA since 2010.
Wed
Jun
14
UW-Madison’s Laura P. Minero is featured in the June 2017 edition of Monitor on Psychology, a magazine from the American Psychological Association (APA). Minero is a Ph.D. student with School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology who is advocating for undocumented immigrants like herself and pushing forward on her research on undocumented LGBTQ individuals.
Tue
Jun
13
UW-Madison’s David Williamson Shaffer is the author of a recently released book that puts forth a groundbreaking new science for understanding what people do and why they do it titled, “Quantitative Ethnography.” Shaffer explains that his latest publication is a methods book that gives investigators the tools they need to bridge the gap between quantitative and qualitative research in the age of big data. Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences with the Department of Educational Psychology, and is director of the Epistemic Games Group in WCER.
Mon
Jun
12
Educators from around the state will be on the UW-Madison campus Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon to take part in an annual teacher research symposium at the Discovery Building's DeLuca Forum. The event is free and open to the public, and provides the approximately 70 teacher-researchers involved with projects this year an opportunity to share their findings and connect with other passionate educators involved in research from across Wisconsin.
Sun
Jun
11
NPR used the expertise of UW-Madison's Julie Mead to put in perspective Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent testimony before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. DeVos was asked repeatedly about whether she would prohibit private schools from discriminating against children with disabilities and LGBTQ students under a federal voucher program. Mead is a professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches and writes about topics related to the legal aspects of education.
Fri
Jun
09
The Spring 2017 edition of 'The disAbility Advocate" -- an annual newsletter for alumni and friends of the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education -- is now available. This year's cover story looks at a collaborative project between UW-Madison, Virginia Commonwealth University and a range of business partners examining best practices for hiring and retaining workers with disabilities.
Fri
Jun
09
More than 300 people gathered June 2 at UW–Madison’s Gordon Commons for Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit. Attendees included practitioners, early childhood professionals, scholars and community members of varying backgrounds. The one thing all had in common was a passion for helping children and families in Wisconsin live better lives. The event — “Elevating the Early Years through Access and Equity” — was hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-being in the School of Human Ecology, in partnership with the School of Education and several other schools and colleges at UW–Madison, UW System administration, and UW-Extension.
Fri
Jun
09
UW-Madison alumna Dr. Le Ondra Clark Harvey is the featured webinar in the most recent edition of the American Psychological Association's PsycCareers e-newsletter. Clark Harvey earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology in 2010. Clark Harvey currently works as ​a Chief Policy Consultant for the California State Legislature. In the featured webinar, Clark Harvey talks about how she uses her psychological background to inform and guide lawmaking, and how she bases policy decisions on psychological and health science.
Thu
Jun
08
UW-Madison's Rachelle Winkle-Wagner co-authored a recent peer-reviewed article examining racial discourse surrounding the “Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin” Supreme Court case, which challenged the consideration of race in the college admissions process at that university. The report is co-authored with V. Thandi Sulé, an associate professor at Oakland University, and Dina C. Maramba, an associate professor at Claremont Graduate University. The article, which appears in the journal Equity & Excellence in Education, is titled, “Who Deserves a Seat? Colorblind Public Opinion of College Admissions Policy.”
Thu
Jun
08
UW-Madison's Julissa Ventura recently published an article in the Association of Mexican American Educators Journal about creating a community-based space in a Latina/o youth group. Ventura is a doctoral student in the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. The article explores the "construction of a youth-led, grassroots Latino youth group in a mid-sized, Midwestern city." In the group, Latino youth shared their experiences and knowledge alongside adult community allies while developing social awareness.
Wed
Jun
07
Dr. James Baugh, an early director of UW-Madison’s Five Year Program and an alumnus of the School of Education, died on April 20, leaving a legacy of support and service that continues on campus today. “I’ve had a lot of different jobs, but the most fulfilling was when I worked with the Program,” Baugh said last summer. “I saw how you can take students and provide academic support, give them encouragement, and they become successful, they get confidence and they soar. I saw that up close and I had a hand in it.”
Wed
Jun
07
UW-Madison alumna Rita Verma received the ANAHEI Research Leadership Award: Global Issues, from the 2017 Global Conference on Education and Research. Verma received this honor for her book, “Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship: Narratives From the unofficial Curriculum.” The book was inspired by Verma’s work in the community and in the classroom, and her passion for teaching social studies education and peace studies at Adelphi. Verma received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s departments of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction in 2004. Today she is an associate professor at Adelphi University in New York.
Tue
Jun
06
At least 21 UW-Madison graduates, students, faculty or staff are members of Mad Rollin' Dolls (MRD), including the School of Education's Jenni Hart. MRD is Madison's flat-track roller derby league. Hart is the office manager for the Education Outreach and Partnerships office within the School of Education. Hart's position within MRD as head coach of the Dairyland Dolls was featured in a recent On Wisconsin magazine story about how MRD is helping expand and redefine what it means to be a woman athlete.
Mon
Jun
05
UW-Madison alumna Suzanne Rosenblith has been named dean of the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education. Rosenblith received a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2001. Rosenblith currently works as an associate dean and professor at Clemson University. The appointment at the University ​at Buffalo is effective July 1. She is widely known for her research on the relationship between religion and public schooling.
Sun
Jun
04
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was featured in an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education headlined, "What if the Treasury Dept. Handled Student Loans?" The article tackles the long-debated idea of moving student aid out of the Education Department and into the Treasury Department. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches higher education finance and policy. He also is a Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education faculty affiliate.
Fri
Jun
02
UW-Madison alumna Deborah Derman is featured in the most recent issue of On Wisconsin magazine for her therapeutic ​book titled, “Colors of Loss and Healing: An Adult Coloring Book for Getting through Tough Times.” Derman earned her master’s degree in behavioral disabilities in 1976 from the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Thu
Jun
01
A recent New York Times report puts the spotlight on a free college tuition plan first proposed, in part, by UW-Madison’s Nancy Kendall. Kendall and former UW-Madison colleague Sara Goldrick-Rab first laid out a free-college idea in a 2014 paper. Kendall is an associate professor of Educational Policy Studies with UW-Madison's School of Education.
Wed
May
31
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple delivered remarks during a commencement celebration for Rowan University’s College of Education on Wednesday, May 10. Apple, a 1967 alumnus of Rowan University, has spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus and is recognized across the world as one of the most important and influential education scholars of our time. The John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies also received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Rowan University Alumni Association.
Wed
May
31
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is launching a new initiative, the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), to study and help inform how college students can be better prepared to enter the competitive 21st-century job market. WCER researcher Matthew Hora is CCWT’s director and an assistant professor of adult and higher education in continuing studies at UW–Madison. Hora is a co-author of, “Beyond the Skills Gap,” which details a landmark NSF-funded study examining the cultural, political and economic issues underlying the skills-gap debate in Wisconsin.

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