Learning Connections


This is the online edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education. This issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Fall 2013 edition highlights include:

• Letter from the Dean: Julie Underwood speaks to School of Education’s commitment to the Wisconsin Idea.

Cover of the Fall 2013 Learning Connections• News and notes: Check out School highlights from the past six months.

• Q&A with Gloria Ladson-Billings: Professor’s highly regarded urban education work has both local and global reach

• Outreach: SoE faculty members help smooth transition for new Madison schools superintendent

• News from Education Portfolios and Career Services: School districts, teachers across state reaping benefits of WECAN

• News from Curriculum and Instruction, and Cooperative Children’s Book Center: Book Trailer Film Camp a “different kind of summer reading program”

• News from Kinesiology: Course makes biking accessible to children with disabilities

• News from education Outreach and Partnerships: Rural districts, teachers benefit from action research initiative

• Philanthropy: Pattersons strengthen commitment to School of Education

• News from Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis: UW-Madison’s Capper, UW-Milwaukee’s Frattura collaborate to advance their model for creating a more inclusive, effective classroom

• News from Educational Psychology: Rau takes interdisciplinary approach to bolstering STEM success

• News from Art: Award-winning cartoonist and author Barry brings unique talents to UW-Madison

• News from Educational Policy Studies: For Goldrick-Rab, sabbatical is time to expand range of research projects

• Global Education: Underwood, Rosenthal travel to China to enhance School’s international connections.

• News from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research: Astronomy Professor Mathieu takes over as interim director of WCER

• Class notes: Read about what School of Education alums have been up to, broken down by decade -– 1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s  

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