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New $3 million endowment will enable UW Odyssey Project to continue to combat inequities

July 9, 2020

The endowment will help ensure Odyssey’s future while it continues to seek support for current program needs, such as technology access during the pandemic.

Educational engineering games take stay-at-home kids to the next level

April 23, 2020

UW–Madison engineers and Field Day Lab game designers have developed options for productive screen time for kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to keep young children learning on the home front

March 20, 2020

UW–Madison educator and family engagement researcher Lorena Mancilla has some advice on how to create spaces and establish routines for learning and working effectively from home.

UW-Madison’s Brian Burt to be inducted into Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars

February 21, 2020

Burt's current research falls into two strands: understanding team-based science and exploring the experiences of underrepresented graduate students of color in engineering. Through his research, Burt seeks to provide new ways to understand science participation and the experiences that might promote or turn students away from science pathways.

Student conference aims to empower next generation of equity leaders

October 23, 2019

More than 200 high school students and their chaperones from 19 U.S. school districts will attend the MSAN Student Conference, presented by the School of Education annually to develop student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.

‘Radical Pedagogy’ exhibition opens Oct. 11 in new Lathrop Gallery Space

October 7, 2019

The photographs, visual art and films bear witness to the influence of Margaret H’Doubler, who made dance a rigorous academic discipline and the body the route to scientific inquiry, self-discovery, creativity and citizenship. 

WCER launches $1.5 million internship study of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities

September 20, 2019

The NSF-funded study aims to examine students’ experiences with their internships and how these experiences may impact their future wages, employment status and vocational self-efficacy.

Morgridge fellow Jennifer Seelig focuses on rural schools’ place in community

July 1, 2019

Her research examined community values and how they affected the school. For example, being close to nature and enjoying hunting and fishing were important to community members and therefore to the school district.

Starting June 27, free summer course will build STEM teaching skills

June 20, 2019

In the learning community, participants will draw on their experiences from a variety of disciplines to apply the course ideas and tackle common teaching challenges.

Higher Learning Commission reaffirms UW–Madison’s accreditation

June 18, 2019

“Accreditation is incredibly important in assuring our students, their families and Wisconsin taxpayers that we are providing the best possible environment for academic success,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

35th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference explores broader access to higher education

May 7, 2019

When the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference was launched in 1985, “distance education” meant sending VHS tapes to students through the mail. The tools may have changed, but the mission remains the same for the 35th annual conference.

Gloria Ladson-Billings: Daring to dream in public

April 16, 2019

The renowned scholar, who has helped change the way teachers teach African American children, was the first black woman to become a tenured professor in UW–Madison’s School of Education.

Barley experiment reveals plant science to fifth-graders

March 15, 2019

A big part of 5th grade science project is the emphasis on using controls and variables in scientific experiment. How much water did you use? How often did you water? Did using hot or cold water make a difference?

UW-Madison graduate programs ranked high by U.S. News in 2020 guide

March 12, 2019

The School of Education was the highest-rated public school of education and ranked third overall. Business, engineering, nursing, law and other graduate programs also ranked highly.

School of Education dean elected to National Academy of Education

February 19, 2019

Much of Hess’ research centers on examining how teachers engage their students in discussions of highly controversial political and constitutional issues.

A Capitol and Very Wisconsin Idea Video game teaches state history in schools

December 17, 2018

Thanks to a new educational video game — “Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case” — created by UW–Madison’s Field Day Lab and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), learning about Wisconsin history, is “really cool,” a student says.

Special education teacher residency program launched

November 9, 2018

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."