For fifteen years, the UW Teaching and Learning Symposium has been the go-to place for UW instructors to share their findings and learn new teaching strategies.
Bassam Shakhashiri, a chemistry professor and William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has received the 2013 Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science.
“A Tale for the Time Being,” a new novel from critically acclaimed and best-selling author Ruth Ozeki, is the selection for the fifth year of Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common-reading program.
Interested in public education and becoming more informed about the range of often contentious topics that are grabbing the headlines?
You can toss away that paper; Twitter just became your study guide.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison announced today that it will offer four pilot courses as part of a new delivery system in higher education known as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Lead exposure is related to lower test scores among Wisconsin fourth graders, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Inside UW recently asked Kevin Niemi about the current status of K-12 science education.
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.
The Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS) has tapped Matt Messinger as the organization's first executive director.
Under proposed budget, most school districts would get less state aid, have to reduce property taxesMay 23, 2011
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.
Reports on the fourth-year evaluation of school choice in Milwaukee will be released at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Wednesday, March 30.
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.
Lab-coated and goggled, Troy Dassler's 15 third graders are itching to power up their digital optical microscopes.
Students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program scored at similar levels as their peers not participating in the school choice program, according to a study released Wednesday.
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.