Teaching About Political Parties and Ideology Beyond State Standards

November 1, 2016

Educators want young people to become “informed voters” by studying issues and candidates before casting ballots. However, while studying issues is one important aspect of becoming informed, researchers Paula McAvoy and Rebecca Fine, UW–Madison, and Ann Herrera Ward, Carroll University, argue that without connecting the issues to ideology and political parties, educators overlook what political scientists say motivates people who show up to the polls.

Education and Youth Agency: Qualitative Global Case Studies

November 1, 2016

As co-editor and chapter author of a new book, WCER researcher Kate McCleary offers a comprehensive overview of youth engaged in social change in Africa, the Americas and South Asia. It explores diverse perspectives of youth agency in relation to education, citizenship and future livelihoods, modernity and tradition, gender equality, and social norms and transformations.

Practical Reflections upon and Responses to Homelessness

October 31, 2016

On October 31, 2016 Peter Miller, Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at UW–Madison, engaged in a conversation with participants about how simple everyday routines and interactions can affect children and families as they experience homelessness and poverty.

The Force of the GEDI

October 31, 2016   |   By Paul Baker

Like any Jedi, Tenah Hunt is a scientist and a teacher who values knowledge, wisdom and serving others. She does not, however, carry a light saber.

Hora on ‘Beyond the Skills Gap” in Insider Higher Ed

October 27, 2016

Authors discuss book that seeks to counter the narrative about how higher ed prepares students for careers. They say college must be more than job training, and that term “liberal arts” is misunderstood.

The Digital Lives of African American Students and Families

October 21, 2016

Wei LAB director Jerlando F.L. Jackson served as an advisor to the study

Dean Hess Speaks with WISC-TV About Talking to Students About the Elections

October 19, 2016

UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess appeared Wednesday on WISC-TV’s “News 3 This Morning” program to discuss how to talk with students about politics and the elections during these politically charged times.

Reducing Wisconsin’s Achievement Gap Will Require Many Changes

October 18, 2016

Wisconsin’s racial achievement gap can be reduced by giving more students access to successful teachers and encouraging rigorous classes for all students, said Madeline Hafner, executive director of the Minority Student Achievement Network.

Is the Educational System Failing Black Males?

October 6, 2016

Speaking from the Fifth Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, Jerlando F.L. Jackson says that instead of asking what’s wrong with black males, we should ask what’s wrong with the systems they must survive and thrive in.

Testing Benefits, Castro Published in Language Magazine

October 5, 2016

Mariana Castro shows what language proficiency assessments have to offer educators of English learners

Going the Country Mile

September 29, 2016   |   By Lynn Armitage

Wisconsin attracts thousands of tourists year-round who make the trek to explore its scenic farmlands, and camp, canoe, ski, fish and hike its great outdoors. While visitors to Wisconsin’s rural and wilderness areas are plentiful, attracting teachers to its smaller cities and townships can be a challenge, say some education experts.

UW–Madison Post-Act 10 Teacher Pay Study to Help Inform Wisconsin School Boards, Policymakers

September 27, 2016

School districts and policymakers across Wisconsin exploring teacher pay alternatives have new information to help guide them–a recently-released study from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in the UW–Madison School of Education.

Hora Op-Ed Stresses Active Learning at Core of Workforce Development

September 26, 2016

Wisconsin’s lawmakers should embrace the teaching and learning functions of Wisconsin’s colleges and universities as the centerpiece of the state’s workforce development strategy, Wisconsin Center for Education Research scientist Matthew Hora argues in a column distributed by the USA Today network of newspapers and websites.

Polarized Classrooms, Paula McAvoy Published in Teaching Tolerance

September 23, 2016

Paula McAvoy had an article featured in Teaching Tolerance, a Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Paula McAvoy on the Political Education of Young People

September 15, 2016

New analysis shows that state standards lag in preparing students to be informed voters