Hess, McAvoy Discussion Project Aims to Get People Talking Across Racial Lines

May 31, 2017

One of many benefits of a diverse academic space is students can learn from one another and create a better learning experience overall, but this only happens when class discussions are structured to facilitate constructive conversations, according to Paula McAvoy, program director for the Center of Ethics and Education at UW- Madison.


Strength in Numbers

May 26, 2017   |   By Lynn Armitage

Created by Christine Pfund, the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), one of the newest projects at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in the School of Education.


Teacher Speakout! Panel Discussion

May 26, 2017

The Teacher Speakout! seeks to engage the voices and knowledge of Wisconsin teachers so that education research at UW–Madison is practitioner-informed and responsive to classroom realities, both the successes and the challenges.


Teacher Speakout! Panel Discussion and Event Summary

May 26, 2017

On May 15, nine teachers from rural districts around Wisconsin came to UW-Madison to discuss what it is like to be a teacher in a rural Wisconsin district.


Echoes of Rural Teachers Heard by Researchers at UW-Madison

May 25, 2017

“What if?” Robert Mathieu, director of WCER told a large group of stakeholders at the first Teacher Speakout!, held on the UW campus last Monday. “What if we had rural teachers come and speak to us about what they do?”


Inaugural Event for the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions

May 22, 2017

What types of skills do college students need to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving labor market and society?  Research shows that a strong work ethic and the ability to self-regulate one’s own learning is a competency highly valued by employers yet often challenging to teach to students.


Research Center Launched to Improve Career Readiness of College Students

May 12, 2017

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is launching a new initiative, the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), to study and help inform how college students can be better prepared to enter the competitive 21st-century job market.


Continuing the Untold Legacy of African Americans in the History of American Evaluation

May 2, 2017

Stafford Hood, Sheila M. Miller Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology and Founding Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment (CREA) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented “Continuing the Untold Legacy of African Americans in the History of American Evaluation: Another Installment in the Nobody Knows My Name Project” on April 6, 2017.


Cowan v. Bolivar County, Resistance to Brown, and the Forging of Racial Fortuity

May 2, 2017

Jamel K. Donnor, Associate Professor, School of Education, The College of William and Mary, presented “Cowan v. Bolivar County, Resistance to Brown, and the Forging of Racial Fortuity” on March 30, 2017.


Connecting Policy and Research: A View Down State Street

May 2, 2017

On April 17, 2017, Kathy Cramer, Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, moderated a panel discussion on the connections between educational policy and research.


Rural Teachers to Share Perspectives with UW–Madison Education Researchers

April 26, 2017

Nine public school teachers from seven rural districts around Wisconsin will share their experiences with university researchers at the first-ever Teacher Speakout! Monday, May 15, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


UW-Madison’s Jackson speaks in video promoting NSF’s INCLUDES initiative

April 20, 2017

UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson is showcased in a new video speaking about the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) INCLUDES initiative.


Data from UW-Madison’s Hillman, Bruecker, Crespín-Trujillo cited in ‘The Atlantic’

April 20, 2017

Data from UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman, Ellie Bruecker, and Valerie Crespín-Trujillo was cited in an article in The Atlantic discussing the impact of ​recent changes to the FAFSA, known as “Early FAFSA,” on student completion.


Madison Education Partnership Issues Call for Proposals

April 17, 2017

The Madison Education Partnership, a research-practice partnership between Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), requests proposals from University faculty, research staff and advanced graduate students to conduct research under this partnership on questions related to the MMSD Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) program. Advanced graduate students may apply only with a faculty member as Principal Investigator. Below we describe the partnership, topic of focus for 2017-18, and details of proposal submission.


New Funding Awards Support Math Education and Native American Student Assessment

April 17, 2017

Two recent awards will support math contextualization and culturally responsive language assessment.