Research News

Thu
Mar
14
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead recently co-authored a report with the University of Connecticut's Preston Green titled, “Advancing Intentional Equity in Charter Schools.” Mead is the School of Education’s association dean for education and is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Charter schools, first implemented in the 1990s, have grown to account for 6 percent of the total number of students enrolled in public schools across the country.
Wed
Mar
13
UW-Madison alumna Kathryn Kirchgasler is receiving honorable mention recognition from the American Educational Research Association’s Division B (curricular studies), in that group’s Outstanding Dissertation Award competition. Kirchgasler earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2018. The dissertation being recognized is titled, “Tracking Disparities: How Schools Make Up Scientific Americans and Pathologized Others.”
Mon
Mar
04
UW-Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno is receiving Outstanding Dissertation Awards from two different American Educational Research Association (AERA) special interest groups (SIGs). She is receiving this high honor from both the Bilingual Education Research SIG and the Hispanic Research Issues SIG. Chávez-Moreno received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2018. Her dissertation is titled, “A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-Language Education in the New-Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and Resisting Bilingual Education’s Racial Roots.”
Tue
Feb
26
UW-Madison’s School of Education is hosting a public talk and reception to honor the groundbreaking work and celebrate the remarkable career of Gloria Ladson-Billings. The evening will be dedicated to both putting a spotlight on her legacy while also getting a glimpse into how Ladson-Billings plans to utilize her role as president of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) to tackle challenges and find new ways to bring insights from education research and practice to bear on different domains. Although the event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required by March 1.
Mon
Feb
25
Several UW-Madison graduate students and recent alumni will present their research at the 14th annual national conference of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE).
Mon
Feb
25
New student-led research at UW−Madison is providing the first detailed glimpse into the Hmong American undergraduate experience on campus, giving voice in their own words to the hopes and concerns of enrolled members of the state’s largest Asian American population.
Thu
Feb
21
UW-Madison's Annalee Good has published a book concerning the influence of teachers in decision-making and policy. "Teachers at the Table: Voice, Agency, and Advocacy in Educational Policymaking," is based on the simple premise that policy matters in education — and teachers matter to policy. Good is an evaluator and researcher at the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).
Wed
Feb
20
UW-Madison student Grace George is one of 40 young science leaders from across the country who will be kicking off a year as a fellow of the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. As an undergraduate, George ​earned a B.S. in neurobiology and worked as a lab manager under Edward Hubbard, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. Hubbard directs the Educational Neuroscience Lab, where George studied children’s mathematical brain development.
Fri
Feb
15
UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is a co-author of a new study that reviewed available measures for tracking symptoms of bipolar disorder as a means for improving outcomes in psychotherapy. The paper is titled “Systematic Review of Symptom Assessment Measures for Use in Measurement-Based Care of Bipolar Disorder,” and it appears in the journal Psychiatric Services. Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, and he is an affiliate with the university’s Center for Healthy Minds.
Thu
Feb
14
The Wisconsin Alumni Association presented LaVar Charleston, assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement, and success at UW–Whitewater, with a 2019 Forward under 40 Award. The School of Education alum is making waves of change in the international movement to create college opportunity for all. Colleges and universities at home and abroad look to him for his voice and award-winning scholarship exploring how more students can access higher education.
Wed
Feb
13
UW-Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno is receiving an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association of Bilingual Education. This award recognizes Chávez-Moreno’s dissertation, “A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-language Education in the New Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and Resisting Bilingual Education’s Roots.” Chávez-Moreno earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction this past summer.
Tue
Feb
12
A recent book from UW-Madison’s Andrea Harris, "Making Ballet American: Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine,” has been named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2018. Her book challenges the belief that George Balanchine's arrival in the U.S. marked the origin of the bold neoclassical style that is celebrated as the first American manifestation of the art form. Harris is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Tue
Feb
12
Black News recently reported on “The Handbook of Research on Black Males,” a new book exploring facts about black men that includes an introduction from UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson.
Mon
Feb
11
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright recently delivered three presentations about his groundbreaking forgiveness work at various conferences overseas. He has constructed a framework for teaching people how to forgive and how to see inherent worth in others. Enright has developed this framework into a 20-step forgiveness program that he regards as essential for achieving a forgiving life.
Mon
Feb
11
Two teams with ties to UW-Madison, including one that’s utilizing the expertise of Elizabeth Graue, are advancing to the final round of the Alliance for the American Dream competition, where they will compete for potential investment. Graue and her colleagues are part of the “We Care for Dane Kids” initiative, which is a multi-faceted approach to transforming the early childhood and after school care sectors.
Wed
Feb
06
In an effort to conduct more meaningful research into how to make higher education more affordable, UW-Madison is launching the Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab within the university’s Office of Student Financial Aid. The lab is being led by the School of Education's Nicholas Hillman, who says he is not aware of any other lab in the nation that is developing such a partnership with a financial aid unit.
Tue
Feb
05
Emily Evans Fanaeian, an alumna of UW-Madison’s School of Education, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education(AACTE) Outstanding Dissertation Award. An AACTE news release about the award explains that Fanaeian designed an ambitious multiple case study to examine the ways in which university-based teacher education programs take up the task of preparing general education teacher candidates to provide instruction to English learners.
Sun
Feb
03
Matthew Hora received a grant from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) fall research competition to conduct a study on internship programs. The grant, for $52,028, will go towards studying students’ experiences with internship programs, primarily at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina and Benedict College in South Carolina. Hora aims to provide insight s to improve institutional internship programs and access to them for all students.
Fri
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead and her colleague Suzanne Eckes were recently featured by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) in its "Interview of the Month" podcast series. This particular discussion examines how privatization of schools can lead to discrimination. Mead and Eckes had recently co-authored a policy brief for NEPC detailing the ways school vouchers and charter schools have “opened the door to discriminatory practices.”
Tue
Jan
29
Due to the extremely cold temperatures, the School of Education’s Grand Challenges team is moving the Wednesday, Jan. 30 Seed Grants Meet-up online. People wanting to learn more about the Seed Grants are invited to a virtual, Google hangout gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. The Grand Challenges team is looking for interdisciplinary, innovative, and impactful Seed Grant proposals that address critical issues in education, health, and the arts. Pre-proposals for Seed Grants are due on Feb. 15.