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Barley experiment reveals plant science to fifth-graders

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

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

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

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

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."

UW-Madison experts can address back-to-school topics

As parents, students and teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are ready to provide expertise on a variety of subjects.

Grand Challenge Transform grants supporting interdisciplinary projects designed to back youth and families in Wisconsin

The Grand Challenges initiative developed in UW–Madison’s School of Education is awarding grants to four projects that display the potential to transform lives by supporting young people and families in Wisconsin.

Science Expeditions welcomes public to campus April 6–8

For three days this weekend, you can dive beneath the waves to explore shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, search for ghostly particles using a billion tons of ice and discover how we might grow food on Mars.

New ed-tech platform recognizes professors’ contributions to higher education

A social work professor has created "Prof2Prof," where academics can store and share work such as curricula, quizzes, assignment sheets and studies.

Testing the waters for a new kind of graduate teaching

A UW–Madison engineering professor has designed a three-credit graduate course in a virtual university format, with live online lectures delivered to remote audiences.

Girls and women not a “silver bullet” for ending poverty

Researcher Kathryn Moeller says such initiatives transfer the responsibility for change onto girls and women, and away from governments, corporations and global governance institutions whose actions have often led to the unequal distribution of resources, poor labor conditions and other structural inequities.

UW Press book inspires national framework for teaching about slavery

A new report found a broad failure of textbooks, state standards and pedagogy to adequately address the role slavery played in the development of the United States — or how its legacies still influence us today.

Report: MMSD 4K students demonstrate stronger literacy, behavior skills

A new report shows that students who enrolled in Madison schools' 4K classes experienced slightly stronger literacy skills and slightly higher engagement than comparable students who didn't take the classes.

Three UW–Madison-trained science teachers awarded fellowships

The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."

Collaborative at UW, American Family Children’s Hospital a ‘huge blessing’ for school nurses

The Healthy Learner Cooperative's goal is to promote collaboration among school nurses, educators, students, families and health care providers, including pediatric clinic nurses.

Preschool “Kindness Curriculum” is now available, free

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Healthy Minds­ is releasing its free mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum,” a 12-week program designed for teachers to implement with their preschoolers.

Biochemistry labs mentor high school youth apprentices

“For students interested in science and research, it’s great for them to learn how things work at a top-tier institution like UW–Madison early on.”