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Educational Policy Studies News

Mon
Jan
28
Ten faculty members from across the UW-Madison campus have been chosen to receive 2019 Distinguished Teaching Awards — including the School of Education’s Bianca Baldridge, an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies. UW-Madison’s Distinguished Teaching Awards are an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. This is the second major honor for Baldridge in the past couple weeks, as earlier this month she learned she would be receiving an Outstanding Women of Color award from the university.
Mon
Jan
28
An essay from UW-Madison’s Kathryn Moeller that examines one of the most powerful statistics on girls and women in the world — and how it creates racialized stories and distorted development interventions — was published by The New Yorker earlier this month. Moeller is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and the author of the 2018 book, “The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development.”
Fri
Jan
25
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess is co-chairing a task force that’s designed to help identify how University of Wisconsin System institutions can better meet Wisconsin’s need for more teachers and school leaders. Hess is co-chairing this group with Deborah Kerr, president-elect of AASA, the national School Superintendents Association, and current superintendent of the Brown Deer School District. The UW System Task Force for Advancing Teachers and School Leaders in the State of Wisconsin was announced Jan. 25. The task force will have eight members in all and is to produce a report and recommendations by May 1, 2019, for presentation to the UW System Board of Regents Education Committee in June.
Fri
Jan
25
UW-Madison’s Ross Benbow and Matthew Hora co-authored a new research paper examining the cultural nature of skills necessary to be productively employed after college graduation. Their paper, “Reconsidering College Student Employability: A Cultural Analysis of Educator and Employer Conceptions of Workplace Skills,” appeared in the Harvard Educational Review.
Mon
Jan
21
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will deliver the featured keynote at the 2019 Reimagining Education Summer Institute hosted by Columbia University’s Teachers College. Ladson-Billings is a professor emerita with the School of Education and is the current president of the National Academy of Education.The Reimagining Education Summer Institute runs July 15-18 and will explore the opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools.
Fri
Jan
18
WhoWhatWhy.org last month published a report explaining that, “nearly 65 years after the landmark 'Brown v. Board of Education' ruling, schools across the U.S. are quietly being resegregated — and many were never fully desegregated to start with. Among the experts utilized to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Walter Stern, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Mon
Jan
14
The School of Education’s Bianca Baldridge is to be recognized with an Outstanding Women of Color award from UW-Madison. Baldridge has deeply rooted herself in the Madison area by building relationships with not only UW-Madison, but the Madison Metropolitan School District and community organizations, like the Goodman Community Center and Lussier Community Center. Baldridge has a strong reputation for her commitment to Madison youth, from working on her path-breaking research to organizing with Mobilizing Youth Voices for Racial Justice. She is known for her combination of academia and activism within her research, another reason she has been chosen for this award.
Tue
Jan
08
A fourth edition of “Ideology and Curriculum,” written by UW-Madison's Michael Apple, is being released for its 40th anniversary. First published in 1979, this work has informed the relationship of cultural and economic power in education. It has become widely recognized for its ground-breaking statements, celebrated as one of the most significant education books during the 20th century. Apple has updated his renowned book, adding a full chapter as well as a new preface.
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.
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