Wang, Research Team Publish Study Examining Two-Year College Women’s Transfer into STEM Programs

February 24, 2017

UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and her research team authored an intriguing new report that appears in the most recent edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychology.


New Education Game Group in Town

February 14, 2017   |   By Lynn Armitage

Impact. It’s a word that Mike Beall uses often when defining the mission of the eight game developers he leads at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, the new home for this dynamic band of software programmers and artists.


Teaching to and Through Social Justice

February 8, 2017

Manya Whitaker, Assistant Professor at Colorado College, presented “Teaching to and Through Social Justice” as part of the Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series on February 7, 2017


Researchers and Teachers collaborate on Educational Video Games

January 30, 2017

Ten middle school teachers from across the state spent the day with University of Wisconsin researchers, co-designing video games that will be used in the classroom.


MacDonald Presents as Invited Speaker for the Multimodal Observation Protocol Project

January 30, 2017

Rita MacDonald was an invited speaker for the Multimodal Observation Protocol Project in the School of Education at the University at Albany-State University of New York on January 21, 2017


The Idea That Launched a Thousand Strategic Plans

January 25, 2017

Matt Hora’s book, Beyond the Skills Gap, was featured in an article about the skills gap in the Chronicle of Higher Education


2017 MSAN Institute Call for Proposals Open Through February 17

January 18, 2017

The Call for Proposals is now open for the 2017 MSAN Institute on Equity Leadership and Cultural Competence being held April 27-28 at The Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI.


Wisconsin Receives $2 Million Grant to Improve Career Pathways

January 12, 2017

WCER is pleased to be among the many partners contributing to this important multi-phase project. WCER researchers conducted a needs assessment of a career pathways system that helped inform the action plan that won this second phase grant award.


The Skills Gap: Redefining the Problem, Reframing the Narrative, and Reinventing Partnerships

January 10, 2017

Without greater collaboration between employers and education providers, the pathway to closing the skills gap will remain slightly out of reach and American workers will remain wanting.


2017’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals

January 10, 2017

Matt Hora discusses STEM job prospects with Wallet Hub.


New UW Video Games Institution Will Get in GEAR Tuesday

January 4, 2017

A new group dedicated to video games for learning launches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuesday.


Percy Brown Named One of the 44 Most Influential African Americans in WI

December 19, 2016

Percy Brown Named one of the 44 Most Influential African Americans in WI


Ed Psych Professor Earns Distinguished ​Professorship Award

December 9, 2016

Recognizing his extraordinary achievements as a UW faculty member, David Shaffer, a professor and chair of the Dept. of Educational Psychology’s Learning Sciences program, was recently named to a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship.

The professorship provides flexible funding over five years and is named after professor, Senator and UW System Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908).


School Privatization and Black Teacher Decline

December 7, 2016

Terrenda C. White, Assistant Professor Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice at the University of Colorado, presented “School Privatization and Black Teacher Decline” as part of the Carl A. Grant Lecture Series on December 6, 2016


Hess, McAvoy Win Grawemeyer Award in Education

December 2, 2016

According to UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy, co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, teachers should encourage conversations about difficult political issues because that’s the very nature of a democratic education and those discussions help students understand diverse points of view and become more politically engaged adults.