Research News

Sat
Nov
09
Odden, a faculty member with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, explains that a “strategic” approach means a district or school manages all its human resource programs based on a set of effectiveness metrics that capture instructional practice and student-learning growth.
Wed
Nov
06
Some of the results of a three-year national study on “Models of Success” for Minority Serving Institutions in higher education have been released by the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI). The study was co-led by UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and professor of higher education, along with Marybeth Gasman, professor of higher education at Penn GSE and the director of CMSI.
Mon
Oct
28
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple, the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, was recently traveling in China and delivering a series of talks about the politics of current educational reforms and the process of democratizing education. He was giving presentations Oct. 14 to 18 at Renmin University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University and Northeast Normal University.
Wed
Oct
23
The paper was coauthored by Andrew P. Winterstein, who directs the Kinesiology Department’s Athletic Training Education Program at UW-Madison. It is titled, “Comparison of IKDC and SANE Outcome Measures Following Knee Injury in Active Female Patients,” and will appear in the November 2013 print edition of the journal Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
Fri
Oct
18
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman is the co-author of the study, which appears in the journal Research in Higher Education, and is titled, “Community Colleges and Labor Market Conditions: How Does Enrollment Demand Change Relative to Local Unemployment Rates?”
Tue
Oct
08
The Washington Post reports: “Maryland’s four historically black universities are likely to gain more distinctive programs to compete for students following a federal ruling that the state has allowed too much academic overlap among its public universities, tilting the market in favor of traditionally white institutions.”
Sun
Oct
06
Grodsky, a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and an associate professor of sociology and educational policy studies, does not see any reason to believe that grading standards are any different now than they were 40 years ago.
Mon
Sep
30
This honor is bestowed each year to the Innovation Award applicants receiving the best reviewer score in a grant cycle. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) on Sept. 16 informed Schrage that he has been chosen to receive the 2012 Gail Patrick Innovation Award for his proposal, “In vivo imaging of cerebrovascular structure and function in metabolic syndrome.”
Thu
Sep
19
With Congress set to begin hearings to renew the Higher Education Act, UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman, an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy analysis, is providing insight into the debate with a Viewpoint paper reflecting on President Obama’s higher education policy proposals.
Thu
Sep
19
Ivey notes that engaged reading was linked not only to academic achievement in the form of growth on standardized reading assessments, but also to healthy human and relational development.
Sat
Sep
14
Preview of article notes: “Education generally focuses on what you study, such as algebra, the elements of the periodic table or how to conjugate verbs. But learning how to study can be just as important, with lifelong benefits."
Sat
Sep
14
Aydin Bal, a professor in Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at UW–Madison, says PBIS is one of the most important innovations in special education to address discipline issues. He notes, however, that much of the original development of PBIS was done in suburban schools where assumptions about appropriate disciplinary methods are tied to the dominant, white culture.
Sat
Aug
31
The study, released by a group of researchers with UW-Madison's Wisconsin Center for Education Research, indicated that middle school science students working in groups containing at least one member of the opposite gender scored significantly higher than single-sex groups on a test covering the content the groups studied.
Thu
Aug
29
Mindfulness, a notion that stems from centuries-old meditative traditions and is now taught in a secular way, is a technique to heighten attention, empathy and other pro-social emotions through an awareness of thoughts, external stimuli, or bodily sensations such as breath.
Fri
Aug
23
Hora lands NSF grant to further examine STEM skills gap
The assistant scientist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research will further examine the alignment between workforce needs and postsecondary curriculum in Wisconsin.
Fri
Aug
09
Goldrick-Rab examining how Single Stop USA connects students with money for college
Earlier this week, Goldrick-Rab received $150,000 from the Kresge Foundation to support her ongoing efforts to evaluate Single Stop USA.
Thu
Aug
08
Braaten to examine how teachers use and learn from data
With increasing frequency, secondary teachers are being encouraged to use data to improve their practice. Exactly what this drive for data-driven improvement means to teachers is the focus of the work of WCER researcher Melissa Braaten. The assistant professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction recently received a $300,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation to study how middle school science teachers are using standardized test scores and other forms of data to improve their instruction.
Sat
Aug
03
UW's Wager examining how home cultures shape math instruction
Anita Wager, an assistant professor of mathematics education with UW-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, points out that students learn mathematics more effectively when it connects to their lives outside of school.
Tue
Jul
23
Hillman brief on financial aid published in MIT Press journal
A paper by UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman and Erica Lee Orians (University of Utah) was published in the MIT Press journal, "Education, Finance and Policy."
Mon
Jul
15
Study suggests pricey football helmets don’t lower concussion risks
The newest and most expensive football helmets won’t lower an athlete’s risk of suffering a concussion, research presented by a UW-Madison alumnus at last week’s annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine indicates.