School of Education News

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Jul
08
UW-Madison’s Jerry Dempsey, who is recognized as a leading authority on pulmonary physiology, received an honorary degree from Western University in his hometown of London, Ontario, Canada, on June 18. Dempsey, who earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology in 1966, remains actively involved with the unit.
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05
UW-Madison’s Bianca Baldridge appeared on the Progressive Voices Network’s “Leslie Marshall Show” podcast to talk about black youth and after-school programs. Baldridge, an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is the author of “Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work.”
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03
The Capital Times recently put the spotlight on the All of Us project, which is being spearheaded by UW-Madison’s Dorothy Farrar Edwards. Farrar Edwards, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, is the director of the Collaborative Center for Health Equity and a principal investigator behind the All of Us initiative. The project is an effort to build a national biomedical database of unprecedented depth and scope.
Tue
Jul
02
Over the next two years, a team of education researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will use a new $1.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to learn significantly more about college internships and how students of color enter the workforce from college. Awarded to the Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions (CCWT) in the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research, the funding will allow Matthew T. Hora and his multi-disciplinary research team to expand the College Internship Study from its current five campuses to six new partner institutions.
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Jul
02
On Wisconsin magazine recently shared an article showcasing the Tandem Press’ visiting artists program. The Tandem Press, which was founded in 1987, is affiliated with the School of Education’s Art Department. The Tandem Press brings in artists who use its faculties to create editions of prints and interact with undergraduate and graduate students.
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01
The Sharing Science podcast featured UW-Madison’s Noah Weeth Feinstein for an episode exploring the influence of science in personal and public life. Weeth Feinstein is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
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Jul
01
UW–Madison alumna Dyani White Hawk, a rising star in the Native art world, has received multiple awards and fellowships while participating in a groundbreaking exhibition.
Fri
Jun
28
The latest edition of Learning Connections, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The ​Summer 2019 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The cover stories are focused on Connecting with Community, and the School's efforts to explore new possibilities, engage diverse voices, and improve lives.
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Jun
28
UW-Madison alumna Jane Belmore was recently named the interim superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). Belmore received her Ph.D. in 2000 from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Belmore, a retired MMSD teacher and administrator, was selected by the Madison School Board, and will likely be in the position until June 2020.
Thu
Jun
27
UW-Madison’s Nick Frost and Susan Andrae participated in the Collaborative Center for Health Equity’s (CCHE) Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), which took place June 17-21. Frost is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Andrae is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Wed
Jun
26
Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) recently utilized the expertise of UW-Madison’s Rich Halverson for a report headlined, "Study shows mixed test results for technology in classrooms." According to WPR, schools across the country, including schools in Wisconsin, have made huge investments in technology. Now, researchers like Halverson are questioning how effective technology is in teaching kids how to read.
Tue
Jun
25
UW-Madison's Tim Gattenby received a certificate of appreciation from the Badger Battalion. Gattenby works to help cadets meet minimum requirements to join the armed services and also helps cadets and leaders alike understand lifelong health and reducing injuries. Gattenby is a distinguished faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and the director of its adapted fitness and personal training program.

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