School of Education News

Tue
Apr
30
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood appeared on Wisconsin Public Television’s “Here and Now” program on April 12 to discuss Gov. Tony Evers’ education funding budget proposal with host Frederica Freyberg.
Tue
Apr
30
Diverse Issues in Higher Education examines the National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (NSIA), and the role that UW–Madison's Jerlando Jackson and alumnus Sean Frazier play in its mission. The NSIA, which officially launched last month, was started with the mission of generating an empirical understanding of the organizational culture of the more than 13,000 professionals currently working in intercollegiate athletics.
Mon
Apr
29
UW-Madison's Bianca Baldridge is and will always be a youth worker. ​But she serves another role, as a community-based educator. An assistant professor in the School of Education, Baldridge teaches in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. She was selected as a recipient of a 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award and is the inaugural recipient of the Excellence in Community-based Learning award. “You have to establish relationships and that’s a lot of work,” Baldridge says. “It’s not just about developing a syllabus and teaching it but going out there to develop relationships with community partners and finding what their strengths, priorities, and needs are.”
Mon
Apr
29
The broadest study ever undertaken of long-term English learners (LTELs) in U.S. public schools underscores the need to better understand how students receive this classification, and why the size of the LTEL population varies widely across and within states. Since LTEL status may negatively impact future educational opportunities and outcomes, the study calls for a much closer examination of how students become classified as LTELs across the U.S.
Sun
Apr
28
UW-Madison researchers published a new paper in the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) on how non-cognitive skills are defined, taught, and trained in four occupations. The study is titled, "Exploring the Situated and Cultural Aspects of Communication in the Professions: Implications for Teaching, Student Employability, and Equity in Higher Education." This report explains how skills, like communication, are defined and used is shaped by cultural, political, and situational factors.
Sat
Apr
27
A new article from WisContext headlined, “Why the educational dreams of refugees get put on the back burner,” features the research of UW-Madison’s Matthew Wolfgram and Isabella Vang from the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT). Wolfgram is an anthropologist of education and a senior researcher at the CCWT, housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Vang also works with the CCWT, as an undergraduate research assistant.
Sat
Apr
27
Among other recent accomplishments, UW-Madison’s Michael Apple gave the commencement speech for the teacher education program at the University of Crete.
Fri
Apr
26
WISCAPE's Noel Radomski talked to the Wisconsin State Journal about a recent SHEEO report, which found that Wisconsin had one of the largest per-student declines in higher education between 2013 and 2018.
Fri
Apr
26
The seventh annual Performing Ourselves Showcase, “Hand in Hand,” is being held on May 4 at 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and will feature two performances by approximately 125 youth from schools and community centers across Madison. This year's event will take place in the H’Doubler Performance space in UW–Madison's Lathrop Hall (1050 University Ave). ​The event is free and open to the public. The program, which is co-directed by UW-Madison’s Kate Corby and Mariah LeFeber, has provided a series of experiential movement and performance classes to over 350 under-resourced local youth throughout the past year.
Fri
Apr
26
“Катюша (Katyusha),” an experimental movie from UW-Madison’s Stephen Hilyard, has been chosen to be exhibited at the 8th International Video Art Festival of Camagüey, Cuba (FIVAC). Hilyard is a professor of digital arts with the School of Education’s Art Department. He works primarily in 3D digital modeling and animation, often relating his work to "the sublime," often described as an ecstatic experience that places the viewer within some kind of larger context.
Thu
Apr
25
VSA, the International Organization on Arts and Disability, posted a report highlighting ​work UW-Madison's Karla Ausderau and her team ​conducted with the Madison Children’s Museum to make that facility more accessible to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ausderau tells VSA that this work has embodied the Wisconsin Idea, saying “it helps academic institutions get out of their silos to benefit the community, while also educating the next generation of practitioners.” Ausderau is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Thu
Apr
25
UW-Madison alumna Jann Luciana Joseph was recently named president of Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville. Joseph currently serves as interim chancellor of Indiana University–South Bend. She was the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at IU–South bend before she was asked to step into her current interim position. Joseph earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1998. Georgia Gwinnett College is a public institution that enrolls more than 12,000 students. African Americans make up nearly one-third of the student body.
Wed
Apr
24
UW-Madison’s Aaron Bird Bear can be seen on an episode of the Milwaukee PBS program "Around the Corner with John McGivern." The second episode which covers Madison, this segment gives insight into some of Madison’s lesser known features. Bird Bear developed the First Nations Heritage Tour to promote understanding of the history of Madison’s landscapes and address major racial equity issues.
Wed
Apr
24
UW-Madison’s Stephanie Budge is receiving the 2019 Honorary Rainbow Degree from the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC). Budge is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and head of the Trans Research Lab (TRL). Her research and activism efforts focus on transgender and gender diverse people. Budge will receive her Honorary Rainbow Degree on May 9 at a ceremony and reception held at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Tue
Apr
23
Shiloah Coley, a junior at UW–Madison, has been named a Truman Scholar, one of the most prestigious undergraduate honors in the country. Coley intends to pursue a doctorate in sociology, researching the impact art programming, access to arts education, and public art practices have on low-income communities of color. She has enjoyed making art her whole life — drawing, painting, writing — and seeks a career that merges those skills with her love for community-based work.
Tue
Apr
23
Ramon Ortiz, an alumnus of UW-Madison, recently received UW-Whitewater’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. Ortiz earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and now serves as the associate dean of arts and sciences at Madison College, as well as the vice president of the dual-language charter school Nuestro Mundo. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Ortiz attended UW-Whitewater as an undergraduate.
Mon
Apr
22
Two Ph.D. students from the School of Education — Mary Dueñas and Allison Murrow — won 2019 Peer Mentor Awards, which are sponsored by the UW–Madison Graduate School's Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding. This year, the awards recognized three students for their stellar mentorship qualities on- and off-campus.
Mon
Apr
22
The School of Education’s Art Department recently turned an underused space into a new gallery called Backspace. Tone, a local cultural news outlet, reported on this new space. Doug Rosenberg, a professor of video, performance, and installation art and chair of the Art Department, tells Tone he had noticed an old loading dock in the Arts Lofts building that was filled with forgotten furniture and junk. Rosenberg tells Tone, though, that it “was an artist’s dream space.”
Fri
Apr
19
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty, staff, and students. Each spring, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding individuals with Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, this year’s award-winners were honored during a reception and short ceremony in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
Fri
Apr
19
The latest Under the Law column for Kappen magazine from UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood, titled “Favoring a religion or encouraging respect? A legal challenge to an anti-bullying program,” focuses on the line between protection and favoritism in schools.

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