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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."

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

August 15, 2018

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

May 8, 2018

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

April 2, 2018

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

March 7, 2018

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

February 26, 2018

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

February 23, 2018

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

February 20, 2018

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

December 21, 2017

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

October 31, 2017

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."