Educational Policy Studies News
UW-Madison's Linn Posey-Maddox was quoted in a recent article from Education Week about how different levels of income affect parents' ability to participate at their children's schools. Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. In the article, she explains how even at economically diverse schools, social circles across parent groups often become segregated racially and economically.
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will be receiving a Presidential Citation at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Recipients of this honor are selected by the president of AERA, Vivian Gadsen, for distinguished service and/or significant contributions to education research. Ladson-Billings, who holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is being recognized for her exemplary contributions to education research and practice.
UW-Madison’s School of Education has published its “2017 AERA Presentation Guide.” Faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison and across the University of Wisconsin System are participating in more than 200 events at this year's American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, which runs April 27 to May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
A new partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to combine the expertise of district educators and university researchers to improve education. MMSD and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of the university’s School of Education, have worked together for many years on specific problems and focused research projects. Now the organizations are joining together in a more permanent structure to support ongoing research collaboration via the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).
Kappa Delta Pi offers its members numerous networking opportunities and provides a range of resources throughout the various stages of one’s career. Founded in 1911, the honor society today has 40,000 members at more than 625 active chapters at universities and colleges in the United States and across the globe. And on May 4, UW-Madison’s School of Education will be establishing a new Kappa Delta Pi chapter during a luncheon ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Events Center. Membership in Kappa Delta Pi is comprised of university students in education, students seeking advanced degrees, professional educators, school administrators and education researchers.
UW-Madison alumna Laura Kalmes is founding a new private elementary school in Bloomington, Ill., called Bloom Community School, the Pantagraph reports. Kalmes earned a master’s degree in 2009 and a Ph.D in 2015, both from from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. Kalmes also earned a minor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Bloom Community School will serve about 50 students from grades K-5 in its pilot year. Its academic curriculum is project-based, and children will be taught in mixed-age classrooms.
Lesley Bartlett writes that in this conference, April 6-7, we will “explore various educational policies and practices that address global inequality, and ask how our own work as researchers and educators can contribute to efforts to create a more just world.“
UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox was recently awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation to study black families’ schooling experiences in suburban America. Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is a scholar of urban and suburban education -- with an emphasis on race, class and educational inequality –- and is the author of the 2014 book, “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education (University of Chicago Press).”
The School of Education recently announced winners for the 2017 awards cycle, and this year’s honorees will be recognized at a Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 25. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m. School of Education colleagues, as well as family and friends of the awardees, are invited to attend.
UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies is hosting its annual conference April 6 to 7, with the theme of this year’s event, “Global Inequality, Global Education.” “Inequality has increased globally,” says UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett, a professor of educational policy studies and one of the conference’s coordinators. “Schools easily reproduce inequality, but they also hold out the hope of interrupting inequality and producing social change.” This conference will examine different global efforts to address inequality through education, considering how social, political and economic forces influence those efforts and their outcomes.