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Wed
Apr
10
More than 300 high school art students are expected to be on the UW–Madison campus Friday, April 12, for the Visual Arts Classic. This state-wide art competition runs from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and is being sponsored by the Wisconsin Art Education Association and the UW-Madison Art Department, which is housed within the School of Education.
Wed
Apr
10
UW-Madison's Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) is hosting its 22nd annual Jazzin’ fundraiser on Wednesday, April 17. This year’s event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gordon Dining and Event Center, and includes a silent auction, raffle, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live jazz music from talented vocalist Lynette Margulies and her quartet.
Wed
Apr
10
UW-Madison's Francois Tochon has earned another major international honor, this time receiving an honorary professorship from Sochoow University in Suzhou, China. Tochon is a professor with the highly-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and an expert in international studies in curriculum, pedagogy and teacher education, world language education, bilingual education, and research methods. He was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Foreign Studies by Sochoow University on March 28.
Tue
Apr
09
UW-Madison’s Carl Grant, John Diamond, and Jordan Conwell will be a part of a panel on April 24, hosted by the Network’s Tony Chambers, discussing Grant’s book, “Du Bois and Education.” Grant, the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently published “Du Bois and Education,” which details the life and works of W. E. B. Du Bois related to his views on society, politics, race, and education.
Tue
Apr
09
The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) recently announced its annual Research Awards, and teams associated with UW-Madison authored papers receiving first-, second-, and third-place recognition. This marks the fifth straight year in which researchers associated with UW–Madison have earned top honors in the ARCA Research Awards competition — with an RPSE alumnus being the lead author each time.
Mon
Apr
08
UW–Madison alumnus and Professor Emeritus Truman Lowe (Wakajah), an internationally acclaimed artist whose works are deeply rooted in his Ho-Chunk heritage, died at his home on March 30. He was 75. A memorial service celebrating Lowe’s life is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.
Fri
Apr
05
School of Education alumni and sisters Judith Mayer and Gillin Nevers have co-founded a press, Fuller’s Windy Acres Farm Press. Named after their grandfather’s farm, who also attended UW-Madison, the press is dedicated to publishing illustrated limited edition books.
Thu
Apr
04
School districts across Wisconsin can get expert help making sure their academic and career planning for students is working well using a new set of tools developed by evaluation professionals at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in UW-Madison’s School of Education. The free guidance, now live online at a state Department of Public Instruction website, is aimed at helping district and building leaders systematically assess the effectiveness of their ACP plans, which are required to be in place for every student in grades 6-12 under a state law that took effect in fall 2017.
Wed
Apr
03
Abby Harrison, a UW–Madison junior, took one education policy class and knew, “This is what I want to do.” At UW–Madison, she discovered her dream major — a bachelor of science in education studies. “I was really passionate about education but knew I didn’t want to teach," says Harrison. "The education studies degree through the School of Education had everything I wanted.” And the Badger Promise program, which promises free tuition to qualifying first-generation Wisconsin transfer students, helped make it all possible.
Tue
Apr
02
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be delivering testimony to the House Education & Labor Committee’s subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment on Wednesday, April 8, in Washington, D.C. This meeting, which begins at 8 a.m. CDT, is the second of five hearings related to the reauthorizing of the Higher Education Act. Hillman is an associate professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and director of the university’s Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab.
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