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Thu
May
02
From April 15 to 16, educators from across the nation ​traveled to Madison for the 2019 Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Institute, an annual gathering held to explore solutions for racial disparities in student achievement and opportunities.
Thu
May
02
The Tandem Press will be showing various artists’ work in their new exhibition, "In Bloom." An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tandem Press Apex Gallery. The exhibit will then be on view through Sept. 28.
Wed
May
01
Jamila Lee-Johnson is receiving her doctorate from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. During her time on campus, Lee-Johnson has co-authored a book and worked on research related to college access — specifically looking at the experiences of undergraduate black women in leadership positions at historically black colleges and universities. She also examined the graduate school socialization process for students of color. “I want to use my research to give a voice to those who have often been silenced,” she says.
Wed
May
01
UW-Madison alumnus Robert Lurie will receive the 2019 National Teacher of the Year award from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. Lurie is a social studies teacher at Waverly High School in Lansing, Michigan, where he introduces his students to a wide diversity of faiths and cultures, fostering opportunities for direct engagement with people from a variety of backgrounds. His students are connected to educational and humanitarian causes throughout the world, including India, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Europe, and elsewhere. Through travel, guests, Peace Corps, and Skype sessions, his curriculum ensures that students understand the world's ongoing history of genocide.
Mon
Apr
29
UW-Madison's Bianca Baldridge is and will always be a youth worker. ​But she serves another role, as a community-based educator. An assistant professor in the School of Education, Baldridge teaches in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. She was selected as a recipient of a 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award and is the inaugural recipient of the Excellence in Community-based Learning award. “You have to establish relationships and that’s a lot of work,” Baldridge says. “It’s not just about developing a syllabus and teaching it but going out there to develop relationships with community partners and finding what their strengths, priorities, and needs are.”
Mon
Apr
29
The broadest study ever undertaken of long-term English learners (LTELs) in U.S. public schools underscores the need to better understand how students receive this classification, and why the size of the LTEL population varies widely across and within states. Since LTEL status may negatively impact future educational opportunities and outcomes, the study calls for a much closer examination of how students become classified as LTELs across the U.S.
Sun
Apr
28
UW-Madison researchers published a new paper in the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) on how non-cognitive skills are defined, taught, and trained in four occupations. The study is titled, "Exploring the Situated and Cultural Aspects of Communication in the Professions: Implications for Teaching, Student Employability, and Equity in Higher Education." This report explains how skills, like communication, are defined and used is shaped by cultural, political, and situational factors.
Sat
Apr
27
A new article from WisContext headlined, “Why the educational dreams of refugees get put on the back burner,” features the research of UW-Madison’s Matthew Wolfgram and Isabella Vang from the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT). Wolfgram is an anthropologist of education and a senior researcher at the CCWT, housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Vang also works with the CCWT, as an undergraduate research assistant.
Sat
Apr
27
Among other recent accomplishments, UW-Madison’s Michael Apple gave the commencement speech for the teacher education program at the University of Crete.
Fri
Apr
26
The seventh annual Performing Ourselves Showcase, “Hand in Hand,” is being held on May 4 at 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and will feature two performances by approximately 125 youth from schools and community centers across Madison. This year's event will take place in the H’Doubler Performance space in UW–Madison's Lathrop Hall (1050 University Ave). ​The event is free and open to the public. The program, which is co-directed by UW-Madison’s Kate Corby and Mariah LeFeber, has provided a series of experiential movement and performance classes to over 350 under-resourced local youth throughout the past year.
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