School of Education News

Tue
Jul
23
New Orleans CBS affiliate, WWL-TV, showcased “Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” a 2018 book authored by UW-Madison’s Walter Stern. He is a historian of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.Stern explains that it was evident to him at a young age that the city was segregated. According to Stern, schools had a strong hand in shaping the racial order and urban landscape of New Orleans.
Tue
Jul
23
Kelli Koltyn and Susan Andreae recently received a UW-Madison Contemporary Social Problems Initiative Award for their project titled “Enhancing Maintenance of Standing Up and Moving more in Older Adults.” Koltyn is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, while Andreae is an assistant professor with the department. Older adults spend most of the day in sedentary behavior increasing their risk for chronic health conditions, functional limitations, and premature mortality. Thus, there is a need for community-based interventions that reduce sedentary behavior and get older adults moving more throughout the day.
Mon
Jul
22
Cigdem Unal, director of UW–Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources, has been chosen by Exchange magazine to be a part of its newest cohort of Exchange Leaders. Exchange magazine, which promotes itself as “The Early Childhood Leaders’ Magazine,” since 2014 has been identifying and inviting early childhood leaders to join the Exchange Leadership Initiative. Those who accept the invitation apply and share with Exchange their vision, how they lead, and their determination. Unal was nominated by colleagues who recognized her outstanding efforts to support children, families and early childhood teachers on campus and in the greater Madison community.
Mon
Jul
22
An ESPN report from Baxter Holmes showcases important research from UW-Madison's David Bell on the potential dangers associated with youth sports specialization. Bell is a faculty member with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology and its athletic training program. Bell also is director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL).
Fri
Jul
19
UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman was featured in an Insider Higher Education story on new state laws requiring the completion of the FAFSA. The article focuses on Texas, which became the second state to require FAFSA completion. With few states seriously scaling up their student aid programs, boosting FAFSA completion may be the most effective way to get more financial support to college students who need it, he tells Inside Higher Ed.
Fri
Jul
19
UW-Madison’s David Kaplan was named a research affiliate at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) located in Bamberg, Germany.
Thu
Jul
18
The College Access Program (CAP) is hosting a poster presentation event on Thursday, July 25 titled, “A Gathering of Mathematical Problem Solving.” The event runs from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Wisconsin Idea Room (room 159) of the Education Building. This event aims to create an opportunity for CAP students to talk with community members about math, math education, and social justice issues. The format is loosely modeled after a poster presentation at professional conferences.
Thu
Jul
18
Kristen Hendrickson was recently named the UW–Madison School of Education’s chief financial officer (CFO), a position she is starting on Aug. 12. Hendrickson has nearly 20 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration in the areas of budget, finance, strategic planning, and the operational functions of a university. Since 2017, Hendrickson has served as the vice chancellor for business affairs and chief financial officer at UW–Stevens Point.
Thu
Jul
18
UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker is the co-author of an important new paper that is designed to help states reconsider, reconceptualize, and ultimately improve their higher education authorization processes. The paper, published by SHEEO, is titled “Improving State Authorization: The State Role in Ensuring Quality and Consumer Protection in High Education.”
Wed
Jul
17
UW-Madison alumnus David Perrodin presented at the July 3 Wednesday Night at the Lab (WN@TL) event, delivering a talk on the UW-Madison campus titled, "School safety in America: Rhetoric vs reality." Perrodin earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) in 2016. He is the author of the book "School of errors — rethinking school safety in America."
Tue
Jul
16
Education Week recently noted the research of the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) in an article headlined, "Teachers push for books with more diversity, fewer stereotypes." The CCBC is housed within the UW-Madison School of Education. it publishes an annual report tracking the number of children's books by and about people of color and from First/Native Nations. the center started tracking these numbers in 1985, documenting them in their annual best books listing, "CCBC Choices" publication. Today, the CCBC also maintains a web page devoted to multicultural literature, including lists of recommended titles by age group.
Mon
Jul
15
Kevin Reilly is the author of a commentary recently published by Inside Higher Ed that's headlined, "Common Sense on Colleges and Work-Force Development." Reilly is the former president of the University of Wisconsin System and he holds an appointment as a Regent Professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He is also a senior fellow at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
Mon
Jul
15
The Wisconsin State Journal recently recognized UW-Madison alumnus Jeremy Schlitz in its “Know your Madisonian” feature. Schlitz earned his undergraduate degree in math education from the School of Education in 2002. Today, he serves as the athletic director at Madison Memorial High School.
Fri
Jul
12
Jennifer Seelig, the assistant director for the Rural Education Research and Implementation Center at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER), has been selected as a member of the second cohort of Morgridge Fellows. In her research, this School of Education alumna and former high school Spanish teacher examines community values and how they affect schools.
Fri
Jul
12
The Wisconsin State Journal (WSJ) recently spotlighted the work of UW-Madison’s Stephanie Richards on the Madison Circus Space (MCS). Richards, the development director at MCS, gives WSJ a better look at their community-based project.
Thu
Jul
11
The expertise of UW-Madison’s John Rudolph was recently featured in an Astronomy magazine report about science education reforms in the U.S. Rudolph, a professor and chair of the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is an expert on the history of science education in American schools. Much of his research in this area is now included in his latest book, “How we teach science: What’s changed, and why it matters.” The Astronomy magazine article discusses science education reforms after the mid-1950s, with Rudolph weighing in on how science education has changed and how it continues to change — for better or for worse.
Thu
Jul
11
Gloria Ladson-Billings on June 26 received the LaMarr Billups Community-University Engagement Award from UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
Wed
Jul
10
The Atlantic featured the expertise of UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman in an article headlined, “Higher education has become a partisan issue: And university budgets are suffering as a result.” The Atlantic article is in response to a 41 percent budget decrease at the University of Alaska, where Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced cuts of $130 million. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA), and the director of UW-Madison’s Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab.
Tue
Jul
09
UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Graue is a part of the "We Care for Dane Kids" team that took second place in the Alliance for the American Dream competition. Graue is the Sorenson Professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE). Graue and her colleagues tied for second place. “We Care for Dane Kids” will receive $300,000 in provisional funding as a winning finalist in the year-long Alliance for the American Dream competition.
Tue
Jul
09
In its most recent issue, On Wisconsin magazine recognized UW-Madison alumna Mary Hinkson for a role as pioneer in dance, and details her time at the school. Hinkson succeeded academically, working with widely recognized instructors like Margaret H’Doubler.

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