July 13, 2007
Erica and Rich Halverson aren't just spending the summer running their fantasy baseball teams. The University of Wisconsin–Madison assistant professors are also studying fantasy leagues, including their own, in a new research project aimed at understanding how both expert and novice players approach the game and what it can teach us about how people learn.
June 22, 2007
This week, students in the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education's Technology and Arts pre-college program have been busy with the design, layout and painting of a large mural for the Respite Center, 2120 Fordem Avenue.
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.
May 9, 2007
May 10 is the first day that the state's eighth graders can sign up for the Wisconsin Covenant, a recent policy proposal from Gov. Jim Doyle that guarantees students who commit to the program a place in the Wisconsin higher education system and a financial aid package.
April 26, 2007
Information on summer sports camps and music clinics, lesson plans on everything from reading to genetics, parenting newsletters, a virtual museum of minerals - these are but a few of more than 250 University of Wisconsin–Madison resources for educators, parents, and students accessible on a new Web site.
April 24, 2007
Bob Enright, a professor of educational psychology and his wife, Jeanette Knutson Enright, have been leading initiatives in Northern Ireland and Milwaukee to develop, introduce and assess a comprehensive curriculum for introducing children to the idea of forgiveness.
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.