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Thu
May
17
The National Academy of Education (NAEd) on May 17 announced the recipients of the 2018 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships, and four scholars from UW-Madison are receiving support. Walter Stern, an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is receiving a Postdoctoral Fellowship, while Ph.D. students Gwen Baxley, Giselle Martinez Negrette and Stacy Priniski ​are being awarded Dissertation Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships provide funding and professional development to early-career researchers whose projects address critical issues in the history, theory or practice of formal or informal education, at the national and international levels.
Thu
May
17
UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan and Sadhana Puntambekar each were recently elected as a Fellow of the International Society of Learning Sciences (ISLS). Both are faculty members with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology, and the honor is in recognition of their “substantial contributions to the learning sciences.”
Tue
May
15
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood will speak at the "Keeping the 'Public' in Public Schools," forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Dane County on June 6. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education. Underwood will be discussing the many changes afoot in Wisconsin education policy, including expanding voucher programs and the changes in state funding over the last few budget cycles.
Thu
May
10
Noel Radomski, managing director of WISCAPE, asked Regina Millner, a member of the UW System Board of Regents, why the regents had not intervened in the controversy at UW-Stevens Point at the recent shared governance forum hosted by PROFS.
Wed
May
09
WISCAPE, hosted its inaugural summit, Educating a Diverse Wisconsin, on April 26 at Dejope Residence Hall at UW-Madison.
Wed
May
09
UW-Madison announced that 18 students have been selected to receive grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2018-2019 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. And among those receiving this prestigious honor is the School of Education’s Britta Pigorsch, who earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education and political science. Pigorsch is one of eight UW-Madison finalists to be awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for English Teaching Assistantships. Pigorsch will be taking her talents to the Netherlands with this Fulbright award.
Tue
May
08
The Grand Challenges initiative developed in UW–Madison’s School of Education, which aims to ignite cross-disciplinary innovation, has awarded grants to four projects that display the potential to transform lives by supporting young people and families in Wisconsin. “I am so excited about how the Grand Challenges initiative has provided support for our faculty and staff to work in collaboration with community organizations and others from across UW–Madison to develop new interdisciplinary teams,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Tue
May
08
Video from ​​​the recent panel discussion, Supporting Hmong Students at UW-Madison, which was hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Tue
May
08
UW-Madison's Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) is hosting its 21st annual Jazzin’ event, which includes a silent auction, raffle, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live jazz music from the Lynette Margulies Quintet. The event will take place on Thursday, May 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. This event is OCCFR’s primary fundraiser, with ticket sales, silent auction proceeds, and the raffle helping to offset increasing operational costs at five campus early care and education centers and to provide honoraria for campus teachers.
Mon
May
07
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood examines the Supreme Court Janus case and its implications for teachers unions in her latest "Under the Law" column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine. "Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees," concerns the issue of whether mandatory fair share fees are constitutional in public employment contracts. "Although the parties are neither educators nor schools, this case is of interest to all unions who represent public workers, including teachers and other public school employees. It boils down to whether the government, as an employer, can require nonunion workers to contribute to the union," Underwood writes in her explanation.
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