Educational Policy Studies News
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.
Credit.com describes Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of educational policy studies and sociology at UW-Madison, as being “among the loudest critics of America’s structures designed to fund college education.” She shared her views with the website in a recent interview.
The Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the first academic center of its kind in the United States, announced its appointment of five inaugural senior fellows
With bipartisan support, the state legislature in Oregon earlier this month passed a bill ensuring that if eligible students apply for federal grants for community college, the state will cover the remainder of their tuition. UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab in February testified to Oregon’s Senate Committee on Education in favor of a bill that waived community college tuition for some students.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This latest issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab is quoted in two recent media reports examining the significant challenges faced by low-income students attending college. Goldrick-Rab is a professor of educational policy studies and sociology, and is the founding director of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the only laboratory in the nation dedicated to translational research for improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education. She is also a senior scholar at WISCAPE. Goldrick-Rab spoke with the Washington Post's Wonkblog and The Hechinger Report.
UW-Madison’s Nancy Kendall is the author of a column that was published by The Conversation last week that is headlined, “What else will we lose when Wisconsin faculty loses tenure?” Kendall is an association professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. She specializes in examining comparative, international and global education policy. The opinion piece Kendall authored was also picked up by the New Republic, while the Capital Times newspaper wrote an article about Kendall’s piece.
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to share ideas about making college more affordable. The event Goldrick-Rab took part in was called, “The Affordability Crisis: Rescuing the Dream of College Education for the Working-Class and Poor.” It included a talk by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and a panel discussion with education experts, and was organized by the Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers.
Professor Emeritus Herbert Kliebard, a longtime faculty member with UW-Madison’s departments of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies, passed away at his home in Evanston, Illinois, on Monday, June 8. He was 84. Kliebard is a highly regarded scholar in curriculum planning, the history of education, and on the educational reformer John Dewey.