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Summer 2018 edition of Learning Connections available online

July 09, 2018

This latest edition of Learning Connections, the UW-Madison School of Education's alumni news magazine, is now available online.

The ​Summer 2018 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.

In this edition, we put the focus on Leadership that Matters.

In this instance, â€‹leadership is not just about the position one holds — it’s about bringing people together to accomplish something collectively. Our many dedicated and talented faculty and staff are working locally, around the country and across the globe to make a positive difference in real and relevant ways.

A pdf of the Summer 2018 Learning Connections is available here.

Summer 2018 edition highlights include:

Summer 2018 Learning Connections cover• Leadership that Matters: After a remarkable run at UW–Madison, Gloria Ladson-Billings shifts her focus to heading the National Academy of Education

• Leadership that Matters: Erica Halverson is working with innovators across disciplines to bring arts experiences to underserved youth

• Leadership that Matters: Tim Boals, WIDA providing trusted tools and resources for educators of language learners

• Leadership that Matters: Dorothy Farrar-Edwards' research on leading edge of examining effects of aging and functional independence

• News and notes: Check out highlights from across the School over the past six months

• Annual Fund match made possible by Kathryn Richardson, and Cindy and Roger Schaus

• Students from Department of Theatre and Drama benefiting from generosity of Dennis Dorn

• Tashia and John Morgridge supporting student scholarships and faculty excellence via $20 million gift to UW–Madison

• Grand Challenges: Transform grants supporting interdisciplinary projects designed to back youth and families in Wisconsin

• Media mentions: Sampling of media outlets putting the spotlight on, and utilizing the expertise of, faculty members from across the School

• UW–Madison shines at American Educational Research Association's 2018 Annual Meeting in New York

• Honors and awards

• Students news: Joe Jacobson pursuing master's in rehabilitation counseling while serving as U.S. administrative law judge

• Student news roundup

• Class notes: Check out what your fellow School of Education alumni are up to

• Meet the School's 2018 Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Award winners

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