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Educational Policy Studies News

Fri
Jul
21
UW-Madison's Eleni Schirmer authored an article for ESPN.com about athlete Venus Williams' perseverance on and off the tennis court. Schirmer is a doctoral student with the School of Education's departments of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction. Williams has faced not only racism from tennis fans, the media and the tennis establishment, but has also dealt with struggles off the court, such as an autoimmune disease. Writes Schirmer: "But what others see as a wall, Williams sees as a target. This is not only her success -- it's her method. Williams can't control where history has drawn lines, both on and off the court, but she can determine how hard she rushes past them."
Fri
Jul
21
UW-Madison alumna Angelina E. Castagno recently founded a business titled Just Perspective, LLC. Castagno earned a Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2006. Another Educational Policy Studies alumna, Sarah Robert, is also affiliated with the company. Just Perspective, LLC offers customized diversity education, equity consulting, and program evaluations to K-12 schools, postsecondary programs and education-related nonprofits.
Thu
Jul
20
UW-Madison's Alex Allweiss has been awarded the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. Allweiss is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education's departments of Educational Policy Studies, and Curriculum and Instruction. Allweiss' dissertation explores the ways current policies and processes such as militarization, privatization and migration influence the lives and educational trajectories of indigenous Chuj Maya youth.
Mon
Jul
17
This Summer 2017 edition of Learning Connections, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. The cover story takes a look at the remarkable career of Michael Apple, who spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus as a leading eduction scholar and activist.
Fri
Jul
14
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings will be featured as an expert on equity and education during the "Cap Times Idea Fest." Ladson-Billings holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The "Cap Times Idea Fest" is a two-day event on Sept. 16-17, composed of around two dozen panel sessions. The theme of the festival is, "Reach a Better State." Each session will feature prominent voices on various topics.
Thu
Jul
06
UW-Madison’s Bianca Baldridge is the lead author on a new paper that appears in the Review of Research in Education about community-based educational spaces. The paper explains how community-based educational spaces such as after-school programs and community-based youth organizations "have a long history of interrupting patterns of educational inequity and continue to do so under the current educational policy climate." Co-authors on the paper are Nathan Beck, who received a master's degree from the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Juan Carlos Medina and Marlo A. Reeves, both of whom are current Ph.D. students with the department.
Wed
Jun
28
UW-Madison’s Regina Fuller was recently awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. These fellowships are administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Fuller is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Thu
Jun
08
UW-Madison's Julissa Ventura recently published an article in the Association of Mexican American Educators Journal about creating a community-based space in a Latina/o youth group. Ventura is a doctoral student in the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. The article explores the "construction of a youth-led, grassroots Latino youth group in a mid-sized, Midwestern city." In the group, Latino youth shared their experiences and knowledge alongside adult community allies while developing social awareness.
Wed
Jun
07
Dr. James Baugh, an early director of UW-Madison’s Five Year Program and an alumnus of the School of Education, died on April 20, leaving a legacy of support and service that continues on campus today. “I’ve had a lot of different jobs, but the most fulfilling was when I worked with the Program,” Baugh said last summer. “I saw how you can take students and provide academic support, give them encouragement, and they become successful, they get confidence and they soar. I saw that up close and I had a hand in it.”
Wed
Jun
07
UW-Madison alumna Rita Verma received the ANAHEI Research Leadership Award: Global Issues, from the 2017 Global Conference on Education and Research. Verma received this honor for her book, “Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship: Narratives From the unofficial Curriculum.” The book was inspired by Verma’s work in the community and in the classroom, and her passion for teaching social studies education and peace studies at Adelphi. Verma received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s departments of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction in 2004. Today she is an associate professor at Adelphi University in New York.
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