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.
Spring/Summer 2013 edition
• Letter from the Dean: Julie Underwood takes a look back at the 2012-13 academic year.
• News and notes: Check out School highlights from the past six months.
• Cover story: Playing to learn -- and scoring education points -- examines the leading role those within the School of Education are playing at the intersection of video games and learning.
• News from Educational Psychology: Robert Enright believes the power of forgiveness could snap the cycle of violence in Liberia.
• Undergraduate student profile: Health setbacks won't keep Angela Schoepke from realizing her dream of becoming a teacher.
• News from Counseling Psychology: Academic Enhancement Seminars teach skills and lend support to students on academic probation.
• News from Educational Policy Studies: William Reese's newest book highlights the forgotten history of "Testing Wars."
• News from Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: Peter Miller is helping support the Adams County Promise Neighborhood initiative.
• News from Curriculum & Instruction, and Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education: Elementary Education program revamped to feature dual certification options.
• News from Partner School Network and MERIT: Technology initiative provides local schools with much-needed training.
• News from Wisconsin Center for Education Research: As Adam Gamoran's run as director comes to an end, WCER is well positioned for the future.
• Q&A with Morna Foy: ELPA Ph.D. candiate is first female president of the Wisconsin Technical College System.
• La Mujer Latina Conference encourages community in dialogue, builds support systems.
• Student philanthropy team is taking root at the School of Education.
• Class notes: Read about what School of Education alums have been up to, broken down by decade -- 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.
• SoE shines at annual AERA meeting.
• Graduate programs again ranked among nation's best.
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