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.
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.
Teach For America is inviting UW–Madison students to apply to participate in its program.
More than 180 elementary, middle and high school teachers, and teacher-education students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and other campuses, are expected to gather in Madison on Saturday, Sept. 20, for a day-long workshop on teaching about the upcoming elections.
A new door is opening for students seeking entrance to the College of Engineering.
Amiri Baraka, the award-winning incendiary poet, playwright and founder of the Black Arts Movement, will give a special reading at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Monday, July 7, to open the third annual Spoken Word and Hip-Hop Educator's Institute.
High schools across the country strive to prepare youth for adulthood, but there are additional challenges for youth with disabilities during this transition. Project Summer, an effort of the Community Inclusion Unit at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center, is a three-year research project that focuses on identifying strategies to increase the participation of youth with disabilities in employment and community life.
The Morgridge Institute for Research and the Graduate School are sponsoring a two-day symposium open to faculty and academic staff interested in exploring the interfaces connecting the mathematic, computational and biological sciences, and the major impact of these evolving interactions on research, education, training and discovery.
A new Wisconsin project funded by the U.S. Department of Education will feature an unprecedented partnership among public school teachers, university and technical college faculty, and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to invigorate the teaching of American history.
When Leotha Stanley was 13 years old, he played the piano at the funeral home on North Avenue in Milwaukee for some extra money.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Faculty Senate approved a resolution on March 3 that will encourage faculty to be frontline contributors to the goal of expanding access to low-income students.