Beyond the Skills Gap

March 10, 2017

Matthew Hora was recently featured on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Journal discussing the skills gap.


Percival Matthews on how Students Learn About Numbers, the Equals Sign and More

March 9, 2017

Matthews is assistant professor of educational psychology in the UW-Madison School of Education. Here he discusses his research on how students learn about numbers, the equals sign, fractions and the importance of financial literacy.


Teaching by Example

March 6, 2017   |   By Lynn Armitage

A student holds up a sign with the comment, “You’re so pretty, for a Black girl.” In another photo, a student of Latino heritage grips this disturbing message: “The only reason you got into this school is because of the color of your skin.”


UW–Madison Researchers Contribute to NAS Report on Undergraduate Research Experiences

March 6, 2017

A National Academy of Sciences committee whose members include Janet Branchaw and Eric Grodsky, both on faculty at the University of Wisconsin –Madison School of Education and principal investigators at its Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), released a study last week examining evidence on undergraduate research experiences.


Compton-Lilly Follows Students from First Grade through High School in New Book

March 2, 2017

After two decades of research, Catherine Compton-Lilly’s latest book documenting the literacy practices and school experiences of a group of low-income, inner-city students and their families is now available.


How Personalized Learning Is Transforming Education

February 28, 2017

Rich Halverson, professor in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, delivers the keynote address at the 2017 UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair on February 23, 2017.


Brighouse Book Brings Scholars Together to Explore Major Issues in Changing Role of Universities

February 28, 2017

Asking — and answering — the big questions in higher education, an award-winning book co-edited by philosophy professor Harry Brighouse brings together scholars to explore major issues in the changing role of universities.


Jackson Discusses Higher Ed Pay Gaps

February 28, 2017

New evidence suggests some colleges and universities are taking bold steps to even out the playing field when hiring and retaining female faculty and staff.


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.