Summer 2017 Learning Connections issue overview


This is the online edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education. The Fall ‚Äč2017 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. A pdf of the Fall 2017 Learning Connections is available here.

Summer 2017 edition highlights include:

• Letter from the Dean: Diana Hess reflects on what makes UW-Madison's School of Education such a remarkable place

• News and notes: Check out highlights from across the School over the past six months

• Honors and awards

• Media mentions: Faculty and staff are regularly quoted and featured by news organizations across the nation

Summer 2017 Learning Connections cover • Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies: After nearly half a century on campus, leading education scholar and activist Michael Apple ready for 'retirement light'

• Educational Policy Studies: Regents approve new education studies undergraduate degree program

• Grand Challenges: Initiative designed to ignite ideas that can transform the world

• Kappa Delta Pi: UW-Madison launches new chapter of education honor society

• Honorary degree: Esteemed alumna Tashia Morgridge recognized by UW-Madison for her extraordinary work

• Educational Psychology: Edward Hubbard guiding undergraduate researchers while working at forefront of educational neuroscience

• Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education: Collaborative Peña Project provides teacher-centered space for special educators

• Counseling Psychology: Carmen Valdez, Mindi Thompson paying it forward by mentoring net generation of scholars

• Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: Peter Miller working at intersection of education and athletics

• Student news and notes

• UW-Madison shines at American Educational Research Association's Annual Meeting

• Class notes: Read about what School of Education alums have been up to, broken down by decade -– 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s

• Diana Hess, Paula McAvoy receive prestigious Grawenmeyer Award in Education

• Meet the School's 2017 Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Award winners

• Save the Date: The School is hosting its annual Homecoming Tailgate event on Oct. 21 at Union South

Keep in Touch!

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