Educational Policy Studies News
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each spring, the School recognizes some of the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Wednesday evening, the School proudly honored winners for the 2016 awards cycle during its annual Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
An interview with Lois Weis, the School of Education’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner for 2015-16, is now available for viewing on the School’s YouTube channel. Weis is currently serving as a distinguished professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she was previously the associate dean of the Graduate School of Education. She was interviewed by Dawn Crim, the Associate Dean for External Relations with UW-Madison’s School of Education.
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Mathematics from the Benjamin Banneker Association. This association is a national non-profit organization dedicated to mathematics education advocacy, establishing a presence for leadership, and professional development to support teachers in leveling the playing field for mathematics learning of the highest quality for African-American students.
The School of Education recently launched a new Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- to help students more easily discover all that our highly ranked School has to offer. In all, the School's Summer Term website highlights more than 150 unique courses focused around the arts, education and health. Make sure and check out this information today, as enrollment for Summer Term is already underway.
UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox will be receiving an Outstanding Reviewer award at the American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting that's running April 8–12 in Washington, D.C. Posey-Maddox is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is receiving this recognition as a top reviewer for the American Educational Research Journal’s Section on Social and Institutional Analysis.
UW-Madison’s School of Education has published its annual “2016 AERA Presentation Guide.” Faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison and across the University of Wisconsin System are participating in more than 200 events at this year's American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting April 8 to 12 in Washington, D.C.
The national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each year the School recognizes the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. The School recently announced winners for the 2016 awards cycle, and this year’s honorees will be recognized at a reception on Wednesday, April 20. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m.
UW-Madison’s Maxwell Courtright has been invited to participate in an undergraduate student training workshop April 8-10 that’s part of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. This will be Courtright’s second time taking part in this AERA event. He is a communications disorders major through the School of Education and also is pursuing an educational policy studies certificate through the School. He has also worked with Kimber Wilkerson’s research group. Wilkerson is a professor of special education with the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
For the third consecutive year, UW-Madison’s School of Education is rated No. 1 among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings released March 16. According to the "2017 Best Education Schools" index, the U.S. News graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fourth overall, behind only Stanford University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. Last year, UW-Madison ranked fifth overall.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced in a news release Tuesday the winners of several of its top 2016 awards for excellence in education research. And among those being recognized are UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy, the recipients of the 2016 AERA Outstanding Book Award for their publication, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education.” Meanwhile, UW-Madison alumnus Kevin Kumashiro will receive AERA’s Social Justice in Education Award.