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Educational Policy Studies News

Mon
Jan
21
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will deliver the featured keynote at the 2019 Reimagining Education Summer Institute hosted by Columbia University’s Teachers College. Ladson-Billings is a professor emerita with the School of Education and is the current president of the National Academy of Education.The Reimagining Education Summer Institute runs July 15-18 and will explore the opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools.
Fri
Jan
18
WhoWhatWhy.org last month published a report explaining that, “nearly 65 years after the landmark 'Brown v. Board of Education' ruling, schools across the U.S. are quietly being resegregated — and many were never fully desegregated to start with. Among the experts utilized to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Walter Stern, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Mon
Jan
14
The School of Education’s Bianca Baldridge is to be recognized with an Outstanding Women of Color award from UW-Madison. Baldridge has deeply rooted herself in the Madison area by building relationships with not only UW-Madison, but the Madison Metropolitan School District and community organizations, like the Goodman Community Center and Lussier Community Center. Baldridge has a strong reputation for her commitment to Madison youth, from working on her path-breaking research to organizing with Mobilizing Youth Voices for Racial Justice. She is known for her combination of academia and activism within her research, another reason she has been chosen for this award.
Tue
Jan
08
A fourth edition of “Ideology and Curriculum,” written by UW-Madison's Michael Apple, is being released for its 40th anniversary. First published in 1979, this work has informed the relationship of cultural and economic power in education. It has become widely recognized for its ground-breaking statements, celebrated as one of the most significant education books during the 20th century. Apple has updated his renowned book, adding a full chapter as well as a new preface.
Mon
Dec
10
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine published twice a year for alumni and friends of the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The ​Fall 2018 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. The theme for this latest issue is impact. By tapping into its talents and expertise, the School is involved in a range of initiatives across the arts, health and education that are designed to positively impact our community — and our world.
Fri
Dec
07
The call for proposals is now open for the 2019 Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Institute on Equity Leadership and Cultural Competence being held April 15-16 at The Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.The Institute, MSAN’s annual conference, is an intensive two-day professional learning opportunity dedicated to sharing cutting-edge strategies for racial equity work in K-12 schools.The call for proposals is open until Feb. 1.
Thu
Nov
15
Donna Shalala, a former chancellor at UW-Madison, was recently elected to Congress and will be representing Florida’s 27th congressional district. According to interviews in a report from Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Shalala has an impressive history of leadership, even before she ventured into politics. Among former colleagues and friends of Shalala interviewed for the Diverse Issues report is Gloria Ladson-Billings, a recently retired professor with the School of Education who cites Shalala as a mentor.
Fri
Nov
09
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple recently delivered two presentations in Europe. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. Apple delivered the Sara Fielden Memorial Lecture on “The Challenges of Critical Education” at the University of Manchester in England. He then went on to give the Studia Generalia Lecture on “The Challenges of Critical Education” at The University of the Arts in Helsinki, Finland.
Wed
Nov
07
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple is quoted in a recent news report from The Guardian headlined, “ ‘School is very oppressive’: why home-schooling is on the rise.” The deck headline explains: “Exams, rules, timetables: do teachers know what’s best for children? Increasing numbers of British parents don’t think so.” Apple tells The Guardian: “Even with evident shortcomings, schools provide a kind of ‘social glue,’ a common cultural reference point in our polyglot, increasingly multicultural society."
Wed
Oct
31
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple appeared on NPR’s “On Point” program on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to talk about the “unschooling” movement. NPR reports: “Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the 'unschooling' movement.” Apple, the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies, expressed concerns about how this model would be followed by most people. "To me the issue is what do we do collectively? The vast majority of students in the United States will never see a self-directed learning program or an unschooled program," he says.
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