In his Academy Evening talks titled "Keeping College Accessible: Charting a New Course for Higher Education," University of Arizona professor Gary Rhoades will provide a seasoned, national perspective on the key factors affecting college affordability, social stratification, and educational quality.
The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will host a half-day conference to set the stage for Gov. Scott Walker's attempts to establish clear, plentiful and sophisticated information for judging the quality of almost every school in Wisconsin.
Despite a majority of Wisconsin school districts losing substantial amounts of state aid, most districts will be forced to reduce school property taxes under Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget, unless voters agree to raise revenue limits, a new University of Wisconsin–Madison study finds.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Arkansas have found that a school voucher program in Milwaukee increases the likelihood of a student graduating from high school and enrolling in college.
To meet a growing demand to bring education research and development to the general public, friends of the University of Wisconsin–Madison have established the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS).
While 89 percent of K-12 teachers agree that students should either take a financial education course or pass a competency test for personal finance before graduating from high school, relatively few teachers believe they are adequately prepared to teach such topics, according to a study by two University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers.
The way we learn is changing, but schools are having trouble keeping up. While technology dominates daily life and work, it still plays a limited role in public schools filled with students who are increasingly learning outside the classroom with help from cell phones, computers and video games, says Rich Halverson, a professor of educational leadership and policy analysis and co-author of the new book “Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology.”
Nestled within the twisting fungus gardens of leaf-cutter ants exists a complex symbiotic web that has evolved over millions of years. Now, with the help of a major genomic sequencing grant from Roche Applied Science, scientists at UW–Madison will be able to analyze these interactions at the molecular scale.
High school students in Wisconsin are digging into great world literature that would bewilder older and more experienced readers: “Don Quixote,” by Miguel de Cervantes, “Dante’s Inferno,” by Dante Alighieri, “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and “The Brothers Karamazov,” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. All the students need is a chance to try and the right guidance from their teachers. Both of these necessities are provided by the Center for the Humanities.
On Friday, April 3, Wisconsin high school students and teachers will participate in World Cinema Day, with an educational screening of “Football Under Cover,”, a film that documents the efforts of both the Iranian and German teams to cross cultural and national borders to play the match of a lifetime.
A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers is conducting a groundbreaking study of the long-term effects of financial aid on college students. Christopher Jencks, professor of social policy at Harvard University, calls the Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study (WSLS) a "landmark study of financial aid."
Jumpstart, the University of Wisconsin–Madison program that pairs university students with preschool children to build school readiness skills, is sponsoring several "Read for the Record" events on Thursday, Oct. 2.