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Educational Policy Studies News

Mon
Apr
15
LaVar Charleston was recently named the School of Education’s first associate dean for diversity and inclusion, a position he is starting on June 16. In this role, Charleston will serve on the dean’s leadership team and will lead the creation of a new School of Education Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Charleston, an alumnus of UW–Madison’s School of Education, has served since the summer of 2017 as UW–Whitewater’s assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement, and success.
Mon
Apr
15
UW-Madison’s Walter Stern published an op-ed with the New Orleans Advocate newspaper earlier this month, making the case for New Orleans to compensate African-Americans for past discrimination. Stern is a historian of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. He is the author of a 2018 book titled, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960.” Stern remarks that “a key consequence of segregation, like slavery before it, was the redistribution of capital from black to white hands.” He calls for action from the city after 300 years of a persisting wealth gap between black and white New Orleanians.
Thu
Apr
11
A book authored by UW–Madison's Walter Stern received the 2018 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. Stern is a historian of education who is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. His award-winning book is titled, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960.”
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.
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
Mar
26
The Hechinger Report recently reviewed a 2018 book from UW-Madison's Walter Stern, titled, "Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960." Stern is a historian of education who is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. His book details the path of segregation in New Orleans, starting with the first public high schools for black students which opened just over 100 years ago in the city.
Mon
Mar
18
UW-Madison alumna Miriam Thangaraj is this year's recipient of the Gail P. Kelly Dissertation Award from the Comparative and International Education Society. Thangaraj earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2018. Thangaraj's dissertation examines global policy efforts to combat child labor on the historical silk hand-looms of Kanchipuram, India, by moving children off of the looms and into schools.
Fri
Mar
15
Five women were honored with UW–Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color awards in a ceremony at the Pyle Center on March 5, including the School of Education's Bianca Baldridge.
Tue
Mar
12
U.S. News and World Report released its 2020 Best Education Graduate Schools rankings on March 12, and UW-Madison is home to the highest-rated public school of education in the nation, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles. UW–Madison’s School of Education is No. 3 overall, trailing only Ivy League privates Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. UW–Madison, UCLA, and Stanford University all tied for the No. 3 spot. In addition, UW–Madison’s School of Education is also home to nine specialty programs ranked among the top 10 in the nation — including the top-ranked program in rehabilitation counseling.
Fri
Mar
08
UW-Madison’s Walter Stern was recently featured in a report from Milwaukee’s NPR affiliate, WUWM-89.7 FM, which examined the end of Milwaukee’s Chapter 220 desegregation program. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. ​He is a historian of education and the author of a 2018 book titled, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960.”
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