School of Education News

Thu
Nov
15
Donna Shalala, a former chancellor at UW-Madison, was recently elected to Congress and will be representing Florida’s 27th congressional district. According to interviews in a report from Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Shalala has an impressive history of leadership, even before she ventured into politics. Among former colleagues and friends of Shalala interviewed for the Diverse Issues report is Gloria Ladson-Billings, a recently retired professor with the School of Education who cites Shalala as a mentor.
Wed
Nov
14
In Spring 2019, the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program, hosted by the School of Education’s Art Department and presented by the UW-Madison Division of the Arts, will host multidisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome. The Dance Department will be co-sponsoring his residency. Newsome’s work highlights the contributions of marginalized communities, and discusses as well as questions the social hierarchy. His work is multidisciplinary.
Tue
Nov
13
Officials of Henan Province, China, held an event Oct. 25-28 at the International Convention and Exhibition Center of Zhengzhou, China, to support talent recruitment and project matchmaking in Chinese. UW-Madison’s François Victor Tochon was invited and greeted as “a representative of Wisconsin’s academic talent.” Tochon is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, and leads the World Language Education Program.
Mon
Nov
12
Following Tony Evers’ success in the gubernatorial race last week, Education Week released an article that discusses the impacts Evers’ time as governor could have on Wisconsin’s education system. Among the experts providing insight into the results of this contested election is UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood, the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Mon
Nov
12
“Intervention: Indigo,” a performance that includes the work of UW-Madison’s Chris Walker, is being transformed into a multi-media exhibit this month at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca in Oaxaca, Mexico. “Intervention: Indigo” was first performed by Laura Anderson Barbata in collaboration with the Brooklyn Jumbies, Jarana Beat, and Walker, an associate professor in the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Fri
Nov
09
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple recently delivered two presentations in Europe. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. Apple delivered the Sara Fielden Memorial Lecture on “The Challenges of Critical Education” at the University of Manchester in England. He then went on to give the Studia Generalia Lecture on “The Challenges of Critical Education” at The University of the Arts in Helsinki, Finland.
Thu
Nov
08
When Barack Obama appeared before cheering crowds in Chicago on the night he won the 2008 election, UW-Madison alum Brian Stockmaster had a unique connection to the president-elect. The majestic stage in Grant Park had been mapped out, designed, and assembled in less than two weeks under Stockmaster’s supervision at Chicago Scenic Studios (CSS). Stockmaster earned his master of fine arts degree in 1998 from the Department of Theatre and Drama, which today is housed within the School of Education.
Thu
Nov
08
Pedro Reyes, an alumnus of UW-Madison, will be honored by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) with the Campbell Lifetime Achievement award. Reyes earned his doctorate from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1985 before spending time with the department as an assistant professor. Today, he is a professor of education leadership and policy at the University of Texas at Austin.
Wed
Nov
07
UW-Madison’s Marlene Skog will present her evening-length contemporary ballet concert, “Consider it now so Deeply,” Nov. 15-17 at the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall. “Consider it not so Deeply” explores the conflicting layers of the female psyche in Shakespeare’s women through Skog's powerful, demanding choreography, Shakespeare's theatrical prose, and original sound, designed by Matan Rubenstein and Timothy Russell.
Wed
Nov
07
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple is quoted in a recent news report from The Guardian headlined, “ ‘School is very oppressive’: why home-schooling is on the rise.” The deck headline explains: “Exams, rules, timetables: do teachers know what’s best for children? Increasing numbers of British parents don’t think so.” Apple tells The Guardian: “Even with evident shortcomings, schools provide a kind of ‘social glue,’ a common cultural reference point in our polyglot, increasingly multicultural society."
Tue
Nov
06
UW-Madison’s Kimber Wilkerson and Melinda Leko were awarded a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership Grant to fund 40 graduate students who will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin. “Special educators are sorely needed across Wisconsin — with the need particularly acute in small, rural districts and in schools that serve a high number of families and children who are economically disadvantaged,” says Wilkerson.
Tue
Nov
06
UW-Madison alumna Shelby Cosner was recently promoted from associate professor to professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Cosner also recently accepted the position as director of UIC’s Center for Urban Education Leadership. Cosner received her Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2005.
Mon
Nov
05
When UW–Madison was selected by Schmidt Futures as part of its Alliance for the American Dream Initiative, the grant came with a significant challenge: Produce innovative ideas for increasing the net income of 10,000 Dane County families by 10 percent by 2020. DreamUp Wisconsin, the local implementation effort launched to meet the challenge, has selected 11 proposals, from a total of 46 submitted by teams of community and university partners, which offer innovative ideas to grow and support Dane County’s middle class. And among those involved with a winning proposal is the School of Education’s Elizabeth Graue, who is collaborating with others on a multi-pronged approach to transform the early childhood and out-of-school time sectors.
Mon
Nov
05
Madison Magazine recently announced the selection of 30 forward-thinking artists and organizations for its 2018 M List -- which this year is dedicated to “recognizing innovators in the arts who are helping make Madison one of the most innovative and creative cities in America.” And several of those being recognized have ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education.
Fri
Nov
02
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced $4 million in awards to initiatives working to improve health and health equity across Wisconsin. And among the projects receiving funding is one that’s utilizing the expertise of the School of Education’s Jerlando Jackson. This initiative will focus on reducing disparities in overall health among African Americans by addressing implicit and structural racism.
Fri
Nov
02
Martha Mock, an alumna of UW-Madison’s School of Education, was presented the Leadership in Inclusive Higher Education Award on Oct. 10 at the 2018 State of the Art (SOTA) Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Syracuse, N.Y. The award recognizes an administrator, program director, or staff member with a higher education institution who epitomizes leadership in the postsecondary field. Mock earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education in 2004, and today is a clinical professor at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.
Thu
Nov
01
UW-Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno was recently awarded the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education's (AAHHE) 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Competition third place award. 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.” Chávez-Moreno earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction this past summer.
Thu
Nov
01
UW-Madison’s Bruce King and Laura Lang conducted four days of workshops in Tel Aviv, Israel, with regional teacher leaders, as well as leaders from the Mofet Institute, the Ministry of Education, and the Yad Hanadiv Foundation. The workshops were designed to introduce Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) and to enhance teacher leaders’ capacity across three districts in Israel to implement the framework and accompanying professional development processes.
Wed
Oct
31
When Adalbert Gerald Soosai Raj came to UW–Madison for a master’s degree in computer sciences, he was surprised by the number of questions in the classroom. With the help of the School of Education's Richard Halverson, Soosai Raj is reimagining computer science education.
Wed
Oct
31
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple appeared on NPR’s “On Point” program on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to talk about the “unschooling” movement. NPR reports: “Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the 'unschooling' movement.” Apple, the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies, expressed concerns about how this model would be followed by most people. "To me the issue is what do we do collectively? The vast majority of students in the United States will never see a self-directed learning program or an unschooled program," he says.

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