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Educational Policy Studies News

Mon
Jun
05
UW-Madison alumna Suzanne Rosenblith has been named dean of the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education. Rosenblith received a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2001. Rosenblith currently works as an associate dean and professor at Clemson University. The appointment at the University ​at Buffalo is effective July 1. She is widely known for her research on the relationship between religion and public schooling.
Thu
Jun
01
A recent New York Times report puts the spotlight on a free college tuition plan first proposed, in part, by UW-Madison’s Nancy Kendall. Kendall and former UW-Madison colleague Sara Goldrick-Rab first laid out a free-college idea in a 2014 paper. Kendall is an associate professor of Educational Policy Studies with UW-Madison's School of Education.
Wed
May
31
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple delivered remarks during a commencement celebration for Rowan University’s College of Education on Wednesday, May 10. Apple, a 1967 alumnus of Rowan University, has spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus and is recognized across the world as one of the most important and influential education scholars of our time. The John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies also received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Rowan University Alumni Association.
Fri
May
26
The National Academy of Education (NAEd) announced the recipients of the 2017 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Programs on May 25. And no institution is home to more recipients this year than UW-Madison’s School of Education and its seven awardees. Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellowship winners Erika Bullock, Nicole Louie, Kathryn Moeller and Erica Turner, and Dissertation Fellowship winners, Kathryn Boonstra, Upenyu Majee and Rachel Silver.
Thu
May
25
High-quality classroom discussions don't just happen, says UW-Madison education researcher Paula McAvoy. They need structure and planning. McAvoy and School of Education Dean Diana Hess are developing and implementing The Discussion Project, one of several campus initiatives that aim to improve the experiences of students of color and other under-represented students.
Tue
May
09
UW-Madison’s Eujin Park was recently awarded a Minority Dissertation Fellowship from the American Educational Research Association. Park is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research examines the role of education in reproducing, challenging and reshaping social inequalities, particularly for immigrants and other communities of color.
Thu
May
04
UW-Madison's Michael Apple was quoted in a recent article from The Capital Times about an educational philosophy called "unschooling." Apple is the School of Education's John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. In the article, Apple provides some context on the topic of families who choose to home school (or unschool) to allow more autonomy for children to learn at their own pace and discover their own interests.
Wed
May
03
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is hosting its first "Teacher Speakout!" event on Monday, May 15. At Teacher Speakout!, nine public school teachers from seven different rural districts around Wisconsin will share their experiences with university researchers. The teachers will lead a panel discussion about their experiences in the classroom, and then will exchange ideas about education in rural areas with the faculty, staff and students from WCER. The event will be held in the Education Building. Parts of Teachers Speakout! are open to the public, but registration is required.
Fri
Apr
21
UW-Madison's Linn Posey-Maddox was quoted in a recent article from Education Week about how different levels of income affect parents' ability to participate at their children's schools. Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. In the article, she explains how even at economically diverse schools, social circles across parent groups often become segregated racially and economically.
Thu
Apr
20
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will be receiving a Presidential Citation at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Recipients of this honor are selected by the president of AERA, Vivian Gadsen, for distinguished service and/or significant contributions to education research. Ladson-Billings, who 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, is being recognized for her exemplary contributions to education research and practice.
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