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Educational Policy Studies News

Tue
Aug
21
Christina Klawitter was recently named the School of Education’s next associate dean for student academic affairs, a position she is starting on Sept. 24. Klawitter, who is an alumna of the School of Education and previously worked at UW-Madison for more than a decade, returns to campus after serving as the dean of students at Beloit College since 2011.
Wed
Aug
15
This summer, about 100 Madison families with kids entering kindergarten will get home visits from teachers in an experimental effort to build relationships, reports The Capital Times. Beth Vaade, a program evaluation specialist with the Madison School District and co-director of the Madison Education Partnership (MEP), said the hope is to forge a bond with families so when kids go from 4-year-old kindergarten to 5-year-old classes “on that first day, they’re feeling like this is a safe place, this is a place that cares about me, and a place that I want to be part of.” The partnership is a research effort between the district, the UW-Madison School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research and community members. MEP aims to improve educational outcomes. Also leading the project is UW-Madison's Eric Grodsky, a professor of sociology and educational policy studies.
Wed
Aug
15
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Gloria Ladson-Billings was recently profiled by Madison365.com in its series of “I am Madison” profiles. Ladson-Billings was a faculty member with the School of Education from 1991 until her retirement earlier this year. She is currently serving a four-year term as president of the National Academy of Education. “I am Madison” is a project of Madison365 and Madison Community Foundation, funded by a grant in MCF’s Year of Giving. The project tells the stories of Madison’s history in the voice of people of color.
Thu
Aug
09
The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network) hosted the Wisconsin Education Tour, a two-day excursion and exploration of educational opportunities in Wisconsin. Starting at the Education Building, 45 international and domestic graduate students and visiting scholars gathered each day and boarded a bus to visit multiple educational sites around south-central and southeastern Wisconsin in early May. The dynamic and informative tour included stops and learning opportunities at four distinct educational institutions, including a rural school district, an urban charter school, an early childhood education center, and a community school.
Tue
Aug
07
Brava recently quoted UW-Madison's Walter Stern in an article about how lifelong learning keeps the brain healthy. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. In the magazine article, Stern speaks about how he supports auditors and seniors returning to the classroom, and sees them as assets to classroom culture.
Tue
Jul
31
Rich Halverson was recently named the UW-Madison School of Education’s new associate dean for innovation and partnerships, a position he is starting on Aug. 1. Halverson is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and the director of the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network) within the School of Education. In his new role, Halverson will lead plans to expand the School’s current office of Education Outreach and Partnerships into a larger, more comprehensive unit.
Wed
Jul
25
Four finalists to become the UW-Madison School of Education’s Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs will present public presentations and take part in question-and-answer sessions as part of the interview process. The Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs has general oversight and responsibility for student academic affairs and student services units and activities in the School of Education. This person will establish directions, develop policies and procedures, and facilitate coordination and integration among units providing services related to undergraduate dean’s office work, advising, student recruitment, program admission, scholarships and fellowships, and career services.
Wed
Jul
18
The UW–Madison School of Education has filled two key leadership positions for its new Teacher Education Center, which is set to launch during the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. Kimber Wilkerson, a professor with the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, was recently named the faculty director of the center and started her new position on July 1. Samantha Baruah will fill the role of associate director, a post she will start on Aug. 6. The new Teacher Education Center will support research, policy work and innovation in teacher education, as well as in the School’s mission-driven PK-12 educator preparation programs.
Mon
Jul
09
This latest edition of Learning Connections, the UW-Madison School of Education's alumni news magazine, is now available online. The ​Summer 2018 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. In this edition, we put the focus on Leadership that Matters.
Thu
Jun
28
The human resources team within the School of Education's Business Office is partnering with UW-Madison's Office of Human Resources (OHR) to launch a new digital performance management platform, called the Performance Management and Development Program (PMDP). PMDP is a new campus-wide software program designed to streamline and track activities and conversations between supervisors and their direct reports. OHR will have trainings for both employees and supervisors July 13, 17 and 18.
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