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Educational Policy Studies News

Wed
Sep
18
Michigan Radio recently shared UW-Madison alumna Bethany Wilinski’s research on public preschool teachers within the state. This project is in part a continuation of Wilinski’s dissertation research on pre-k teachers and policy in Wisconsin. Now an assistant professor with Michigan State University’s Department of Teacher Education, Wilinski received her Ph.D. from the UW-Madison School of Education’s Department Educational Policy Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2013.
Thu
Aug
29
With the release of the 2019 College Scorecard in May and the fall semester just days away, some again are asking, "Does higher education cost more than it’s worth?" And this time, graduate school debt is under scrutiny, as it offers a mixed bag of pros and cons tied to students’ race and family incomes. In a recent working paper and a forthcoming article in the journal Sociology of Education, sociologists Jaymes Pyne and Eric Grodsky argue that for the last 20 years a perfect storm has been brewing over those seeking graduate and professional degrees, especially African-American and low-income graduate students. Grodsky is a professor of sociology and education policy, and a researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), at UW–Madison. Pyne is an affiliated WCER researcher and postdoctoral research associate at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.
Wed
Aug
28
UW-Madison’s School of Education is celebrating the start of the 2019-20 academic year with its annual Welcome Back Bash event on Thursday, Aug. 29. The School is once again welcoming a large cohort of new faculty members, with 13 talented scholars joining the School of Education’s roster since the start of 2019 — with many of those arriving just in time for the start of the new academic year.
Wed
Aug
07
UW–Madison’s Michael Apple is receiving the 2018 Article of the Year Award from Educational Review. This honor is for his essay, “Rightist gains and critical scholarship,” which was published by the journal in January 2018. The award is selected by the national editorial board of the Educational Review. Apple, who is widely known for conducting groundbreaking work as one of the leading founders of the field of critical curriculum studies, is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies.
Fri
Aug
02
UW–Madison alumna Mercy Agyepong accepted a position as an assistant professor of sociology of education at New York University. Agyepong, who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies this past spring, will begin serving as a faculty member at NYU in September 2019. Her research examines the ways in which school context impacts perceptions and understandings of “Blackness” and “Africanness” in unique ways, with her dissertation titled, “Blackness and Africanness: Black West African immigrant students’ experiences in two New York City high schools.”
Thu
Aug
01
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple is receiving yet another honorary degree, this time from University College Dublin in Ireland. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. He will receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education, honoris causa, on Dec. 2, 2019 at UCD’s O’Reilly Hall. This marks the 14th time Apple will be receiving an honorary degree, or the equivalent.
Wed
Jul
31
UW-Madison’s Anthony Hernandez was awarded a prestigious 2019 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation Research Development Award. The Ph.D. student with the Department of Educational Policy Studies has an abiding passion for improving educational opportunities for Latinx students.
Tue
Jul
23
New Orleans CBS affiliate, WWL-TV, showcased “Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” a 2018 book authored by UW-Madison’s Walter Stern. He is a historian of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.Stern explains that it was evident to him at a young age that the city was segregated. According to Stern, schools had a strong hand in shaping the racial order and urban landscape of New Orleans.
Fri
Jul
12
Jennifer Seelig, the assistant director for the Rural Education Research and Implementation Center at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER), has been selected as a member of the second cohort of Morgridge Fellows. In her research, this School of Education alumna and former high school Spanish teacher examines community values and how they affect schools.
Fri
Jul
05
UW-Madison’s Bianca Baldridge appeared on the Progressive Voices Network’s “Leslie Marshall Show” podcast to talk about black youth and after-school programs. Baldridge, an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is the author of “Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work.”
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