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Thu
Dec
20
The School of Education’s Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women’s Physical Education, Movement and the Female Body in Culture is now accepting project proposals and applications for the Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. All UW-Madison faculty, staff and student organizations are welcome to apply. The deadline for proposals is Feb. 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Wed
Dec
19
The Madison Public Library’s Impact blog takes a look at Erica Halverson’s "Whoopensocker!" program. Halverson, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, developed Whoopensocker to be a community building experience for elementary school classrooms using performing and creative arts.
Tue
Dec
18
UW-Madison's Julie Mead has co-authored a policy brief titled, “How School Privatization Opens the Door for Discrimination,” which analyzes discrimination in an era of education privatization. Mead is the School of Education’s associate dean for education and is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The brief, co-authored with Indiana University's Susan Eckes, was published through the National Education Policy Center (NEPC).
Mon
Dec
17
UW-Madison’s Haley Vlach was interviewed by Child Trends about her research that investigates adaptive spatial language in children’s cognitive development. Language is a powerful tool for learning, notes Vlach, citing previous research that shows the importance of spatial language to children’s learning, especially as a precursor for entrance into STEM fields. Vlach is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and is the director of the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab.
Fri
Dec
14
A professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and in the Department of Kinesiology at the UW-Madison School of Education, Farrar Edwards has focused her research on investigating the cultural, physical, genetic and lifestyle factors that lead to a wide range of health conditions that have disparate effects on different populations. Her current investigations have the goal of advancing health equity by addressing health disparities, particularly focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and stroke in African American populations. She has contributed to significant advances in the care of minority, immigrant and tribal communities in Wisconsin, but says there’s a long way to go. This is among the reasons she advocated for UW-Madison to engage in the All of Us Research Program.
Thu
Dec
13
In her most recent column of Under the Law for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, a professional journal for educators, Julie Underwood discusses marginal decisions in the US Supreme Court that changed the direction of education policy and practice. By describing these 5-4 landmark education cases, “each hinged on just one vote,” Underwood hopes to display the significance of every vote and opinion, especially in the Supreme Court.
Tue
Dec
11
The journal Brain Plasticity recently published a new paper from UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes and Adam Corkery titled, “Exercise Improves Vascular Function, but does this Translate to the Brain?” Their research examines how cerebrovascular function facilitates the connection between exercise and cognition, specifically applying this to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
Mon
Dec
10
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine published twice a year for alumni and friends of the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The ​Fall 2018 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. The theme for this latest issue is impact. By tapping into its talents and expertise, the School is involved in a range of initiatives across the arts, health and education that are designed to positively impact our community — and our world.
Fri
Dec
07
The call for proposals is now open for the 2019 Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Institute on Equity Leadership and Cultural Competence being held April 15-16 at The Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.The Institute, MSAN’s annual conference, is an intensive two-day professional learning opportunity dedicated to sharing cutting-edge strategies for racial equity work in K-12 schools.The call for proposals is open until Feb. 1.
Fri
Dec
07
UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora and his colleagues Ross Benbow and Bailey Smolarek recently had a report critiquing the idea of soft skills published in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. Hora is an assistant professor of adult and higher education in the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies, and is an affiliate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Hora is also a research scientist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), and the director of UW-Madison’s Center for College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), which is housed within WCER.
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