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Educational Policy Studies News

Thu
May
17
The National Academy of Education (NAEd) on May 17 announced the recipients of the 2018 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships, and four scholars from UW-Madison are receiving support. Walter Stern, an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is receiving a Postdoctoral Fellowship, while Ph.D. students Gwen Baxley, Giselle Martinez Negrette and Stacy Priniski ​are being awarded Dissertation Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships provide funding and professional development to early-career researchers whose projects address critical issues in the history, theory or practice of formal or informal education, at the national and international levels.
Thu
May
10
UW-Madison's Walter Stern was quoted in a story from Wisconsin Public Television's WisContext addressing parallels between recent gun control student marches and historical examples of student activism. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. Student activism is a topic Stern is researching and exploring in his current course, "The History of Student Activism." In the WPT report, Stern specifically draws parallels between current gun control student marches and Selma marches during the civil rights-era.
Tue
May
08
The Grand Challenges initiative developed in UW–Madison’s School of Education, which aims to ignite cross-disciplinary innovation, has awarded grants to four projects that display the potential to transform lives by supporting young people and families in Wisconsin. “I am so excited about how the Grand Challenges initiative has provided support for our faculty and staff to work in collaboration with community organizations and others from across UW–Madison to develop new interdisciplinary teams,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Thu
May
03
UW-Madison’s Walter Stern has spent most of his academic career focusing on the historical intersection of race and education in the urban United States. And in May his new book, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” was officially released. “I hope my historical work shines a light on how deeply rooted these disparities are and how they’ve been reinforced over long periods of time,” says Stern, whose research interests developed out of his experiences teaching public high school in Mississippi, covering education for a daily newspaper in Georgia and working as a consultant for multiple education initiatives in Louisiana. “This look back helps us better understand just how bold new strategies will need to be in order to undo such an entrenched and unequal system.”
Fri
Apr
27
UW-Madison's Kathryn Moeller recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Central Time" to talk about her new book, "The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development.” In her book and the radio segment, Moeller analyzes the the trend of international corporations developing charitable programs and other philanthropic initiatives that aim to alleviate poverty for girls and women in developing countries. Sometimes, these programs do more harm than good.
Fri
Apr
20
UW-Madison's Walter Stern recently published an op-ed in The Advocate examining voting rights for people on probation and parole, and the history of Louisiana's 1974 Constitution. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. His research focuses on the historical intersection of race and education in the urban United States. His current book project, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” will be published by Louisiana State University Press in May 2018.
Thu
Apr
19
UW-Madison's Michael W. Apple has recently delivered several presentations during his travels to Chile and Brazil. He gave an address at the book launch to honor the publication of the Spanish edition of his book, "Can Education Change Society? " in Santiago, Chile. He also gave the Paulo Freire Memorial address at Universidad Technologica Metropolitana in Santiago. Apple then went on to give addresses on "Can Education Change Society?" and "The Politics of a National Curriculum" at universities in Porto Alegre and Itajai in Brazil.
Wed
Apr
18
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced April 18 that three faculty members from UW-Madison were elected to the 2018 class of members, including the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. Founded in 1780, the American Academy honors leaders in science, the arts, business and American life. Other members elected this year include former president Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and actor Tom Hanks. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin and Martin Luther King, Jr. are among those previously recognized by the Academy.
Thu
Apr
12
UW-Madison alumna Julie Posselt, who earned her master’s degree in educational policy studies from the School of Education in 2002, is receiving the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award. Posselt’s research program, rooted in sociological and organizational theory, examines institutionalized inequalities in higher education and organizational efforts aimed at reducing inequities and encouraging diversity. Posselt is an assistant professor in the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
Mon
Apr
09
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings is receiving an honorary degree from Morgan State University. Ladson-Billings will be recognized during Morgan State University's 142nd spring commencement on Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. Ladson-Billings earned her bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 1968 before going on to receive a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Ph.D. in curriculum and teacher education from Stanford University.
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