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Fri
Jan
13
UW-Madison’s David Kaplan and colleagues at the German Institute for International Education Research recently published a new book examining the methodology and research behind the highly publicized Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) global education survey. Kaplan, the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology, worked on this project during the 2015-16 academic year while he was visiting Germany as a Humboldt Research Award scholar.
Thu
Jan
12
Students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2017 UW-Madison MLK Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 16 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Union South. The event will recognize and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the many ways UW-Madison students, faculty and staff embody King’s spirit of service. The celebration will feature a free lunch, student speakers, conversation, an art project and a food drive.
Wed
Jan
11
Education Week blogger Rick Hess published his annual rankings of the most influential education scholars in the United States on Jan. 11, and UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings is ranked No. 3 on this year’s list. UW-Madison's Geoffrey Borman, Adam Gamoran and John Witte also made the list of the top 200.
Tue
Jan
10
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang served as editor of ​a special issue of New Directions for Institutional Research titled, "Studying Transfer in Higher Education: New Approaches to Enduring and Emerging Topics."
Fri
Jan
06
UW-Madison's Edward Hubbard and Department of Educational Psychology colleague Percival Matthews are conducting neuroscience-based research on fractions. What makes them so challenging for people -- and how can we most effectively teach children about fractions? The researchers are trying to answer these questions by finding out which areas of the brain are involved in learning fractions and how current classroom teaching techniques engage these brain regions.
Wed
Jan
04
UW-Madison alumna Sister Michaela Melko was named a professor emeritus during Silver Lake College’s winter commencement ceremony Dec. 17 in Manitowoc, Wis. Melko received a Ph.D. from UW-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1974.
Tue
Jan
03
UW-Madison alumna Mary Herrmann published a new book for 2017 about leadership and decision-making. Herrmann received a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1995. She also earned a master’s in counseling from the School of Education in 1980. Her book is titled, “Decide to Lead: Building Capacity and Leveraging Change through Decision-Making.”
Fri
Dec
30
The Journal of African American Males in Education recently published a paper from UW-Madison’s Mauriell Amechi that explores the college pathways and experiences of four black males who grew up in foster care. Amechi is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He used in-depth interviews with the four men to examine how “challenging experiences and adverse environmental conditions in the foster care system shaped their self-defined college goals."
Thu
Dec
29
Four Wisconsin educators are finalists for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, including two alumnae of UW-Madison’s School of Education. These awards are considered to be among the nation’s highest honors for mathematics and science teachers. Finalists from Wisconsin for the Presidential Teaching Awards who earned degrees from UW-Madison’s School of Education include Rebecca Saeman of Sauk Trails Elementary School and Leigh Kohlmann from Rock River Intermediate School.
Wed
Dec
28
Eight teachers from Wisconsin public schools recently became National Board Certified, including UW-Madison alumna Lindsay Norrish. She received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the School of Education in 2009 and today works for the Madison Metropolitan School District. National board certification is considered the gold standard in teacher certification.
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