School of Education News

Wed
May
08
UW-Madison’s José Carlos Teixeira is receiving the Scottish Mental Health Art Festival’s 2019 Best Experimental Film Award for his work, “On Exile, fragments in search of meaning.”
Wed
May
08
UW–Madison’s new Rural Education Research and Implementation Center (RERIC) is holding a launch celebration on Monday, May 13. RERIC is being led by co-directors Craig Albers and Andy Garbacz, both of whom are faculty members with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology. The new center is housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). The RERIC launch and celebration runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the 13th floor of the Educational Sciences building.
Wed
May
08
The latest Under the Law column from UW-Madison's Julie Underwood is headlined “Weighing responsibility for providing equitable and adequate education.” Communities have an interest in ensuring children receive an adequate education. But how do we define community? In this column, Underwood explores the meaning of community when it comes to ensuring education. Underwood is ​the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Tue
May
07
The School of Education's Daniel Bolt and John Hitchcock each recently received a Kellett Mid-Career Award from the university. The Kellett Mid-Career Awards support faculty who are seven to 20 years past the first promotion to a tenured position. The award was created to provide needed support and encouragement to faculty at a critical stage of their careers, and comes with $75,000 that may be spent over five years.
Tue
May
07
UW-Madison’s Dosun Ko and Joan Hong received the 2019 Korean-American Educational Research Association (KAERA) Graduate Student Research Paper Award. They are being recognized for their paper, “Social production of space and everday microagressions: A case study of (im)migrant youth in South Korea.”
Mon
May
06
Despite growing up unable to dream big, Gloria Ladson-Billings has become a renowned scholar who has helped change the way teachers teach with her groundbreaking 1994 book, “The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.” She was the first black woman to become a tenured professor in UW–Madison’s School of Education in 1995.
Mon
May
06
UW-Madison alumna Ann Ellsworth finds grammar exciting and powerful. For her efforts teaching grammar, she has received the 2019 Grammar Teacher of the Year Award, a coveted national award presented by the Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar and GrammarFlip.
Sun
May
05
UW-Madison alumnus Brad McDowell has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award from Madison College (Madison Area Technical College). This award is given to a single individual every year, selected by a student vote. McDowell earned his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology in 1992. McDowell is a full-time faculty member at Madison College, where he instructs in psychology.
Fri
May
03
Courtney Luedke is an alumna of UW-Madison who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2014. She is an assistant professor and the interim coordinator of the higher education leadership program at UW–Whitewater.
Thu
May
02
From April 15 to 16, educators from across the nation ​traveled to Madison for the 2019 Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Institute, an annual gathering held to explore solutions for racial disparities in student achievement and opportunities.
Thu
May
02
The Tandem Press will be showing various artists’ work in their new exhibition, "In Bloom." An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tandem Press Apex Gallery. The exhibit will then be on view through Sept. 28.
Wed
May
01
Jamila Lee-Johnson is receiving her doctorate from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. During her time on campus, Lee-Johnson has co-authored a book and worked on research related to college access — specifically looking at the experiences of undergraduate black women in leadership positions at historically black colleges and universities. She also examined the graduate school socialization process for students of color. “I want to use my research to give a voice to those who have often been silenced,” she says.
Wed
May
01
UW-Madison alumnus Robert Lurie will receive the 2019 National Teacher of the Year award from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. Lurie is a social studies teacher at Waverly High School in Lansing, Michigan, where he introduces his students to a wide diversity of faiths and cultures, fostering opportunities for direct engagement with people from a variety of backgrounds. His students are connected to educational and humanitarian causes throughout the world, including India, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Europe, and elsewhere. Through travel, guests, Peace Corps, and Skype sessions, his curriculum ensures that students understand the world's ongoing history of genocide.
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.

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