Learning Connections


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

Summer 2014 edition highlights include:

• Letter from the Dean: Julie Underwood speaks about the School’s commitment to the education of leaders who will enrich lives, transform communities and better the world

2014 Summer Learning Connections Cover• News and notes: Check out highlights from across the School over the past six months

• The Network: New project is building collaborations between university researchers and educators in the field

• News from Educational Policy Studies: New Wisconsin HOPE Lab examining some of the most critical issues facing higher education

• Strengthening partnerships: Forward Madison collaborative builds upon strategic ties with Madison Schools

• News from Kinesiology: Homeschool PE program a win-win for children, UW–Madison students

• New degree program: Board of Regents approves a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

• News from Occupational Therapy: Student decides to pursue OT master’s degree after learning to care for disabled wife

• News from Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: Jackson is driven by diversity

 Ratings game: School of Education is No. 1 among public institutions in latest U.S. News graduate school rankings

• News from Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology: Quintana’s latest international endeavor takes him to Kuwait

• News from Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education: UW–Madison partners with UW–Stout to conduct evaluation of $32.5 million PROMISE grant

• News from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research: WCER celebrating 50 years of informing teaching and learning

• News from Dance: McShane-Hellenbrand finds success working with schools to integrate the arts into curriculum

• News from Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: WCEPS helping researchers release online educational leadership assessment

• News from annual AERA meeting: UW–Madison showcases breadth, depth of talents

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

• Alumni Award winners: Fendler, Navarro earn top honors

• Teacher preparation: UW-Madison students excel in initial Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

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