Insider Scoop

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E-newsletter for Education Faculty & Staff

The INSIDER SCOOP is the School of Education's employee newsletter. It is delivered to the inboxes of our faculty, staff and graduate assistants twice per month, during the academic year.

The newsletter is compiled and edited by the External Relations Office. Information featured in the Scoop is often published on the school's news and events website News Connections, and shared via social media.

The Insider Scoop Schedule for 2018 is: Jan. 17 and 31; Feb. 14 and 28; March 14 and 28; April 11 and 25; May 9; June 13; July 11; Aug. 22; Sept. 5 and 19; Oct. 3, 17 and 31; Nov. 14 and 28; Dec. 12. 


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The Insider Scoop publishes a series of regular sections including:

  • FEATURED STORIES: News of key importance to faculty and staff
  • NEWS & HONORS: Major announcements and awards
  • RESEARCH: Updates about discoveries or publications
  • IN THE MEDIA: Faculty or staff showcased in outlets outside the school
  • EVENTS: Upcoming lectures, conferences or receptions
  • DEADLINES: Calls for proposals, grants and other due dates
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Items of interest from the SoE social media community
  • RESOURCES: Useful links within the SoE or UW-Madison campus


Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture featuring Jamel K. Donnor

  • Dates: 30 – 30 Mar, 2017

Jamel K. Donnor, associate professor in the School of Education at The College of William and Mary, investigates the inextricable ties between race, inequality and popular education in American society.

His talk is titled, "Cowan v. Bolivar County, Resistance to Brown, and the Forging of Racial Fortuity"

A school desegregation lawsuit was filed a decade after Brown v. Board of Education in Bolivar County MS. For 52 years, the Bolivar County Board of Education evaded the Supreme Court’s “all deliberate speed” dictum by using litigation as a tool of opposition. Cowan is not only noteworthy for highlighting the reproductive power of administrative delay, it is also an example of what the late legal scholar Derrick Bell calls racial fortuity. With the case settlement on March 13, 2017, Cowan is a reminder that the quest for racial equity in education is an unending endeavor.

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