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Educational Policy Studies News

Wed
Sep
23
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple earlier this month delivered the keynote speech at the European Educational Research Association’s annual conference in Budapest, Hungary. Apple’s talk on Sept. 10 was titled, “Can Education Change Society?” Apple is UW-Madison’s John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. Apple also is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Policy Studies at Northeast Normal University in China.
Fri
Sep
18
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article headlined, “What’s the Best Way to Make College More Affordable? Ideas for the next president to consider; should ‘free’ be on the table?” Among those the newspaper collected thoughts from was UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of educational policy studies and sociology, and the director and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab.
Tue
Sep
15
National Public Radio recently published a report examining the new College Scorecard that was unveiled by President Barack Obama on Saturday, Sept. 12. And among the experts NPR spoke with about the Consumer Reports-style college ratings system was UW-Madison’s Sara Gorldrick-Rab. “I still worry,” she tells NPR. “It's good information to have, but it doesn't tell an individual student what to do.” Goldrick-Rab is a professor of educational policy studies and sociology, and is the director and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab.
Wed
Sep
09
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab recently spoke with Dayton Daily News about the rising costs of room and board. Goldrick-Rab is a professor of educational policy studies and sociology, and is the director and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is the only laboratory in the nation dedicated to translational research for improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education.
Wed
Sep
02
The UW's Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of educational policy studies and sociology, was quoted in ​a Philly Voice article about a study suggesting that black young adults may be more likely to lose sleep over student loan debt than people of other racial and ethnic groups.
Wed
Sep
02
Registration for UW-Madison’s largest student volunteer program opens on Friday, Sept. 4 at midnight and runs through Sept. 10. Badger Volunteers fall 2015 registration is open exclusively on the organization’s website. Students can also visit the website to explore volunteer sites and times prior to registration opening. Just over 800 volunteer slots are available for fall 2015, but the program has filled to capacity each of the last three semesters. So interested students are encouraged to log on to register for their preferred site as soon as possible on Sept. 4.
Fri
Aug
21
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab will be taking part in a Twitter chat at noon on Friday, Aug. 21, examining merit vs. need-based scholarships. The chat is being hosted by PBS NewsHour. Follow the conversation by following @newshour and by following the hashtag #NewsHourchats.
Mon
Aug
17
An article examining the politics of parent fundraising in public schools by UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox was recently published in the Journal of Education Policy. The article is titled, “Beyond the consumer: parents, privatization, and fundraising in U.S. urban public schooling.” Posey-Maddox is an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is the author of the 2014 book, “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education.”
Fri
Aug
14
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a plan earlier this month to address the burden of student debt and make higher education more affordable. UW-Madison's Sara Goldrick-Rab helped news outlets put this complex and controversial topic in perspective.
Tue
Aug
11
The Capital Times earlier this month posted an article highlighting some anti-poverty policies advocated for by UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab and graduate student Katharine M. Broton. Goldrick-Rab is a professor of educational policy studies and sociology, and is the director and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is the only laboratory in the nation dedicated to translational research for improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education.
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