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Educational Policy Studies News

Wed
Jun
08
The Atlantic on June 6 published a short article headlined, “The Professional Burdens of Being a ‘Model Minority.’ ” The report by Adia Harvey Wingfield examines how “stereotypes about Asian Americans are often held up as proof that racial labels can be flattering, but they subtly produce a number of problems in schools and offices.” And among the resources The Atlantic uses in its efforts to put this topic in perspective is research conducted by UW-Madison’s Stacey Lee, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Thu
Jun
02
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universidad de Santiago de Chile for his significant contributions to critical education. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. The award was given to him during a ceremony on May 24 and is Apple’s 10th honorary degree or equivalent. Such honors are among the highest in academia.
Fri
May
20
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty were honored earlier this month with awards supported by the estate of professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). Those from across the School of Education receiving Vilas recognition are: Geoffrey Borman, Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, David Williamson Shaffer, Jin-Wen Yu, Jim Escalante, Lesley Bartlett and Li-Ching Ho.
Thu
May
19
Kansas City Star columnist Lewis W. Diuguid authored a commentary about the struggles of teaching students today, and he used several comments made earlier this spring by UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings to illustrate his point. Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished chair in Urban Education and is a faculty member with the School of Education’s departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Sat
May
14
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2016 graduates by hosting a pair of events to celebrate the accomplishments of its many talented and dedicated students. On Friday, May 13, the School honored its Ph.D. and MFA degree recipients with a traditional Reception and Hooding Ceremony. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 14, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Celebration. Congratulations Class of 2016! And remember: You may no longer be a student, but you’ll always be a Badger!
Fri
Apr
29
Bianca Baldridge, an assistant professor with UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, is the recipient of a prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. The award, which was announced Friday, April 29, will allow Baldridge to undertake a research project during the 2016-17 academic year titled, “Exploring Race and Educational Opportunity within Community-based Educational Spaces.”
Fri
Apr
29
UW-Madison’s Morgridge Center for Public Service recently announced its 2016 award winners, and two people with ties to the School of Education received recognition. Julissa Ventura, a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is the recipient of the Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Graduate Student honor. And alumnus Craig Kohn, who earned an undergraduate degree in biological sciences education in 2008, received the Engaged Alumni Award.
Thu
Apr
28
The School of Education’s Linn Posey-Maddox, Elaina Meier, Rosemary Russ, Jennifer Seelig and Catherine Stephens were among those from across campus being recognized by UW-Madison's Teaching Academy during a ceremony on Wednesday evening, April 27. The UW–Madison Teaching Academy is composed of faculty, instructional staff, and graduate students who have been recognized by their peers for sustained, demonstrated teaching excellence.
Mon
Apr
25
UW-Madison’s Eleni Schirmer recently wrote an inspirational essay for ESPN.com headlined, “Boston Marathon: What we’re running for.” Schirmer is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction, where she studies social movements and education.
Wed
Apr
20
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each spring, the School recognizes some of the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Wednesday evening, the School proudly honored winners for the 2016 awards cycle ​during its annual Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
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