Tag Education

Conference explores teaching about the upcoming elections

September 16, 2008

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.

Workshop encourages teachers to ‘think like a historian’

December 18, 2007

Teachers seeking to rejuvenate their history curriculum and reinvigorate student learning within a research-based, standards-linked critical-thinking framework will want to register for the seventh annual Wisconsin Treasures workshop, "Thinking Like a Historian," at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Middle school students practice urban planning

June 14, 2007

Some Madison middle school students will have a pretty impressive subject for their "What I did on my summer vacation" essays — developing their own plan for making over the capital city's most famous street and some of its key neighborhoods.

U.S. chemistry forecast: ‘Partly cloudy, chance of showers’

April 25, 2007

A report released this month by the National Academy of Sciences concludes that although the United States currently leads the world in most aspects of chemistry research, increasing international competition makes that position far from secure.

Study focuses on closing school achievement gap

March 13, 2007

Despite decades of interventions and billions of dollars spent, a large gap in school achievement stubbornly persists between underprivileged children and their more advantaged peers. With funding from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery seed grant program, UW–Madison scientists will now bring their collective expertise to bear on one important, but overlooked, cause of this troubling problem.

UW-Madison hosts summer youth activities fair

February 16, 2007

The University of Wisconsin–Madison's Summer Youth Activities Fair will be held from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Villager Mall, 2300 S. Park St.