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When perseverance is the only option: Mabel Watson Raimey

March 3, 2021

Raimey is believed to have been the first African-American woman to graduate from UW–Madison. And that is just the beginning of her story.

Researchers videotape hundreds of classrooms in 8 countries to study teaching

November 20, 2020

Essential to the study’s success are observation systems designed by Courtney Bell, a UW–Madison learning sciences professor who directs the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

UW–Madison moves up in Washington Monthly, Times Higher Ed rankings

September 2, 2020

Washington Monthly’s annual list is based on research, social mobility, and community and national service. THE's rankings measure teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

Q&A: A founder of distance education weighs in on its educational benefits

April 1, 2020

Michael G. Moore says online teaching can be not only more economical than classroom instruction, but, importantly, just as good of a learning experience.

UW-Madison mourns legendary professor/storyteller Harold Scheub

October 21, 2019

Scheub, who taught at UW–Madison for 43 years, was an unforgettable orator who used his unique gifts to bring the culture and stories of Africa to life for generations of UW students.

By dropping, throwing smart phones, students key into a 21st century approach to physics

June 27, 2019

In Professor Duncan Carlsmith's introductory physics classroom, smartphones are dropped, thrown and strapped to pendulums, and the data from their sensors is used to teach principles of physics.

35th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference explores broader access to higher education

May 7, 2019

When the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference was launched in 1985, “distance education” meant sending VHS tapes to students through the mail. The tools may have changed, but the mission remains the same for the 35th annual conference.

Chemistry instructor finds ‘dream job’ helping students persevere

February 12, 2019

Matt Bowman has guided some 3,500 students through the demanding course of organic chemistry — a requirement for many majors. His warmness, energy and humor have won him fans.

Special education teacher residency program launched

November 9, 2018

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."

‘Passing the Bass’ event honors musician, teacher, humanitarian Richard Davis

October 12, 2018

The humanitarian and emeritus professor of music was fêted with music and multimedia tributes during an evening filled with laughter and love at the Overture Center for the Arts.

Professor’s innovations changed how children learn math

August 14, 2018

Emeritus professor Tom Carpenter, whose student-centered ideas about teaching math to young children from all backgrounds and skill levels helped transform the field of mathematics education, died Aug. 7

Three UW–Madison-trained science teachers awarded fellowships

October 31, 2017

The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."