Educational Policy Studies News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Diana Hess started her position as the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1. Hess, who had served as senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago since September 2011, becomes just the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930. She is replacing Julie Underwood, who returned to the faculty after a decade of serving as dean. Prior to starting her tenure as dean, Hess sat down for a question-and-answer session.
The Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the only academic center of its kind in the United States, is preparing to launch its first competition to fund philosophical research related to educational policy and practice. The application period for the awards, which can total up to $40,000 each, will begin in September and end Nov. 2. The center plans to offer two rounds of awards each year, with deadlines in the fall and spring. "We seek diverse kinds of philosophical research, ranging from the highly abstract to the highly applied," states center director Harry Brighouse, professor of philosophy and educational policy studies.