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Educational Policy Studies News

Wed
Dec
13
University Housing earlier this month put the spotlight on classroom instructors from across the UW-Madison for outstanding work during the Fall 2017 semester. And among the many talented faculty and staff being recognized as an Honored Instructor are five people from the School of Education. Those from the School of Education being honored during a celebration Dec. 1 at Rheta’s Dining Hall were: Nancy Kendall, Fred Stonehouse, Ann Fillback Watt, Shad Willingham and Andrew Winterstein.
Tue
Dec
12
The 2018 UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. For the last three years, this event hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research has seen ever increasing participation in both the number of posters and the number of attendees. Those interested can submit a new or existing poster about research findings related to pre-K through adult education To present a poster, register by Friday, Feb. 9.
Tue
Dec
05
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple was recently recognized by the University of Southern Queensland in Australia as a “Research Giant” for 2017. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies. Apple is widely known for conducting groundbreaking work as one of the leading founders of the field of critical curriculum studies.
Wed
Nov
29
UW­–Madison graduate student Colin Rohm is being remembered by his campus colleagues as a scholar of uncommon talent and wide-ranging passions who nurtured the intellectual curiosity of thousands of his fellow students as a gifted advisor. Rohm, 26, was pursuing a master’s degree in educational policy studies at the School of Education and a master’s degree in public affairs at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs. He died Nov. 21 at UW Hospital in Madison. The cause was bacterial pneumonia and complications of Type 1 diabetes, according to his family.
Mon
Nov
20
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple delivered the keynote address at the Re-Imagining Education for Democracy Summit in Queensland, Australia, on Nov. 13. Apple’s address was titled, “Can Education Change Society?” Apple writes that while it is important to offer analyses and critiques of the way the terrain of educational reform has been dominated by neoliberal and neoconservative policies, it is equally important to build critically democratic alternatives.
Tue
Nov
14
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education and the Wisconsin Act 31 Coalition partners announce the launch of a new website offering a robust collection of cost-free classroom and educator professional development resources for exploring American Indian studies in Wisconsin. WisconsinFirstNations.org invites educators to explore Wisconsin Native cultures and communities through Pre K-12 educational videos, lesson plans and learning tools that address current academic standards and enhance understanding.
Mon
Nov
13
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings became the new president of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) during the group’s fall research retreat in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Nov. 10. “I look forward to the opportunity to lead what is the premier assemblage of education scholars in the world,” says Ladson-Billings, the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education.
Fri
Nov
10
Earlier this fall, UW-Madison's Michael Apple gave the opening keynote address at the 5th Anniversary PEACEMOMO Conference on Peace Activism in Seoul, Korea, and major newspapers in Seoul published interviews with Apple. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies. He also gave the opening keynote address at the Inclusive Education Summit 2017 in Adelaide, Australia, in October.
Fri
Oct
27
The School of Education is hosting a series of global education listening sessions for faculty and staff. The Dean's Office in the School is conducting a situation analysis to better understand what is happening around global education in the School and to gather ideas from faculty, staff, and graduate students as to what they would like to see happen in the future.
Thu
Oct
26
UW-Madison's Erica Turner recently published an article with the ​online Journal of Education Policy about the marketing practices of school districts that emphasize the "racial diversity" of their students and schools while attracting new families. "Public schools serve students across ethnic, racial, linguistic, gender, and class lines, but this study asks scholars and practitioners to consider more deeply what it means to value diversity and what relationship diversity has with equity in education, particularly in increasingly marketized educational environments," says Turner, an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies.
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