Research News

Fri
Aug
21
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab will be taking part in a Twitter chat at noon on Friday, Aug. 21, examining merit vs. need-based scholarships. The chat is being hosted by PBS NewsHour. Follow the conversation by following @newshour and by following the hashtag #NewsHourchats.
Wed
Aug
19
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad spoke about the need for scholars to publicly advance their ideas in addressing challenges and inequalities in higher education. He made his comments in a recent newsletter published by the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
Mon
Aug
17
An article examining the politics of parent fundraising in public schools by UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox was recently published in the Journal of Education Policy. The article is titled, “Beyond the consumer: parents, privatization, and fundraising in U.S. urban public schooling.” Posey-Maddox is an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is the author of the 2014 book, “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education.”
Thu
Aug
13
UW-Madison’s Bruce Wampold earlier this summer was recognized for his enduring influence on the science of psychotherapy as he received the Distinguished Career Research Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). This is the premier award of SPR, which is a multidisciplinary and international organization whose members come from most corners of the globe.
Tue
Aug
11
The American Educational Research Association held a research-intensive conference titled, “Advancing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Early Childhood Research: Creating Synergies Among Segregated Scholarly Communities.” The conference hosted 20 scholars, including UW-Madison’s Anita Wager, an Assistant Professor in mathematics education in Curriculum and Instruction
Sat
Aug
01
The Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the only academic center of its kind in the United States, is preparing to launch its first competition to fund philosophical research related to educational policy and practice. The application period for the awards, which can total up to $40,000 each, will begin in September and end Nov. 2. The center plans to offer two rounds of awards each year, with deadlines in the fall and spring. "We seek diverse kinds of philosophical research, ranging from the highly abstract to the highly applied," states center director Harry Brighouse, professor of philosophy and educational policy studies.
Fri
Jul
31
Psychologist and educational psychology professor Tom Kratochwill collaborated with Lisa Sanetti at the University of Connecticut to conduct research that helps teachers deliver behavior interventions more consistently and effectively.
Wed
Jul
29
The Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the first academic center of its kind in the United States, announced its appointment of five inaugural senior fellows
Wed
Jul
29
Christine Pfund is using a decade’s worth of knowledge improving mentoring outcomes to serve a key role on a multidisciplinary, multi-institution team recently awarded a $10 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a national research mentoring network.
Mon
Jul
27
UW-Madison Visiting Assistant Professor Stephanie Budge received word earlier this month that she will be receiving the 2015 Early Career Award for Contribution to LGBT Counseling Psychology. This award is being presented by the Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, which is a Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology, within the American Psychological Association. Budge also is an alum of UW-Madison, having earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Counseling Psychology in 2011.
Tue
Jul
21
In study after study, high-quality early education is showing to be vitally important in placing children of all backgrounds on a path to academic success. Sometimes lost in this early education conversation is the significance of mathematics, which appears to be a better predictor of later academic achievement than early literacy. UW-Madison's Anita Wager and Beth Graue have spent the past five years working with local 4K teachers on a project funded by the National Science Foundation that examines teaching early math.
Fri
Jul
17
The University of Wisconsin System and Castle Worldwide are partnering to bring a comprehensive and highly successful placement testing program to the national higher education market, the organizations jointly announced Thursday, July 16. For the past 40 years, the University of Wisconsin System has been offering placement exams to students entering into both its two- and four-year institutions. The UW System’s Center for Placement Testing is directed by Jim Wollack, an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.
Thu
Jul
09
With bipartisan support, the state legislature in Oregon earlier this month passed a bill ensuring that if eligible students apply for federal grants for community college, the state will cover the remainder of their tuition. UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab in February testified to Oregon’s Senate Committee on Education in favor of a bill that waived community college tuition for some students.
Wed
Jul
08
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This latest issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Tue
Jul
07
The internship, a long-held tradition of the business world, is overdue for innovation, says David Williamson Shaffer, a learning sciences professor with UW-Madison's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. Backed by $12 million in funding from private foundations and the National Science Foundation, Shaffer is creating internships infused with key findings from education research in his Games and Professional Simulations lab at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, part of the university’s School of Education.
Mon
Jul
06
Leema Berland, Melissa Braaten and Rosemary Russ of UW-Madison's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction were awarded a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant for “Fostering Pedagogical Argumentation: Pedagogical Reasoning With and About Student Science Ideas.”
Thu
Jun
25
The work of UW-Madison’s Maisha Winn is featured in the William T. Grant Foundation’s 2014 Annual Report. Winn is the Susan J. Cellmer Chair in English Education and a professor of language and literacies with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The article begins by noting: “Maisha Winn’s research sits at the intersection of literacy, justice, and the school-to-prison pipeline."
Wed
Jun
24
A recent study co-authored by UW-Madison’s Lisa Cadmus-Bertram that examines whether or not fitness trackers really improve health is garnering significant media attention. Cadmus-Bertram, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, is the lead author of a paper appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study found that overweight middle-aged and older women who used a Fitbit got about an hour of additional exercise a week, while a group of women that were given pedometers didn't improve.
Tue
Jun
23
UW-Madison announced the winners of the most recent Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition -- and six different projects led by faculty, staff and students from across the School of Education received funding. The Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment allows students, faculty and staff to extend their talents, knowledge and research beyond the borders of the university — the core definition of the Wisconsin Idea.
Mon
Jun
22
UW-Madison’s Maisha Winn was appointed co-editor for the 2017 edition of “Review of Research in Education,” the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) journal that focuses on a chosen topic each year. The topic for the 2017 volume will be, “Disrupting Inequality through Education Research.”