Educational Policy Studies News
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) will host its annual UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair on Monday, Feb. 29. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, is a tremendous opportunity to both share and learn about the latest education research happening at UW-Madison. The event also can provide valuable presentation experience to students. Poster applications are due Feb. 24. This year's fair will also include a lecture from James Minor, an alumnus of the School of Education who is a deputy assistant secretary with the U.S. Department of Education.
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab recently authored an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “Public Higher Education Should be Universal and Free.” Goldrick-Rab is a faculty member with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and is the director and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is the only laboratory in the nation dedicated to translational research for improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education.
The Capital City Hues newspaper earlier this year asked seven community members to reflect on civil rights as it relates to their areas of expertise. The article was headlined, “The Civil Rights Work Before Us: Community Voices Reflect on the 2016 Civil Rights Agenda.” And among those sharing their thoughts was UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. The submission from Ladson-Billings is headlined, “Civil Rights and Education.” Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
The School of Education's outstanding national reputation is due to the dedication of its faculty and staff. To recognize the hard work and talent throughout the SoE community, the External Relations Office is now accepting nominations for the 2016 School of Education Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. All nominations are due by Monday, March 7, at 5 p.m. All award recipients will be honored at a school-wide awards ceremony on April 20, 2016.
UW-Madison’s Morgridge Center for Public Service is celebrating its 20th anniversary during 2016 and is kicking off recognition of this milestone with a “Campus and Community Summit,” on Friday, Feb. 5. This event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, is an opportunity for UW-Madison faculty, staff and students to highlight and share past or ongoing community partnerships, while also looking towards the future. Several with links to the School of Education will be featured guests and speakers at the Campus and Community Summit.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel higher education reporter Karen Herzog authored an in-depth profile of UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab. The article, which published on Jan. 21, is headlined, “Reviled by some, revered by others, Madison professor pushes on.” Goldrick-Rab is a faculty member with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and is the director and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is the only laboratory in the nation dedicated to translational research for improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education.
The UW-Madison School of Education’s Career Center has moved and is now located in the lower level of the Education Building on Bascom Hill. The Career Center, which was previously located in the lower level of the Educational Sciences building, is dedicated to assisting students and alumni from across the School’s 10 academic departments in developing their career and professional identity. The center will be hosting two upcoming open house events: on Feb. 3 for faculty and staff; and on Feb. 24 for students.
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab will be at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 20, taking part in an event titled, “Education Scholars Convening on Community College Research.” According to an invitation Goldrick-Rab received from the Executive Office of the President, the event will “discuss research on strengthening community colleges and expanding college opportunities for students. You will have the opportunity to hear from Senior Officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, White House Council of Economic Advisers, and the U.S. Department of Education.”
The Atlantic recently published a article headlined, “The Hidden Hunger on College Campuses.” The in-depth report is based on recent research conducted by UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab. The faculty member with the Department of Educational Policy Studies last year surveyed 4,000 students at 10 community colleges across the country. Her study, published in December, suggests that more than half of all community-college students struggle with food insecurity.”
Several faculty members from UW-Madison were recognized by Education Week blogger Rick Hess as being among the very best when it comes to contributing substantially to the nation’s education discourse. These annual public influence rankings appear each January in Education Week’s “Straight Up” blog, which is authored by Hess. In the 2016 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings released Jan. 6, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Geoffrey Borman are included in these most recent efforts to spotlight a top 200.