News by Year: 2013

Finding the Fabulous Teachers

December 30, 2013

For Dave Heistad, evaluating teacher performance is an important way to recognize what he calls the “fabulous teachers.”


Crafting Better Explanations in Science Classes

December 30, 2013

Scientific explanations offer insights into how and why things work.


Jerlando Jackson on WKUT

December 22, 2013

Jerlando F. L. Jackson gives an overview of his research on diversity in higher education administration (In Black America, WKUT, 22 Dec.)


Matthew Hora: PI Interview

December 18, 2013

Matthew Hora: Researcher, Center on Education and Work (CEW), Assistant Scientist at WCER


Looking into the Hearts of Native Peoples

December 11, 2013

Looking into the Hearts of Native Peoples: Nation Building as an Institutional Orientation for Graduate Education


Sara Goldrick-Rab in the Wisconsin State Journal

December 10, 2013

Sara Goldrick-Rab explains the results of the annual assessment of the Madison School District’s AVID/TOPS program (Wisconsin State Journal, 10 Dec.)


Carmen Valdez in the American Psychological Association’s Psychology Benefits Society blog

December 9, 2013

Carmen Valdez examines stressors facing immigrant Latino families (American Psychological Association’s Psychology Benefits Society blog, 9 Dec.)


Gloria Ladson-Billings in The Isthmus

December 6, 2013

Gloria Ladson-Billings describes ensuring that all children get an equal chance at a quality education “the next civil rights fight.” (The Isthmus, 6 Dec.)


Money to Ease the Way for Students Pursuing STEM Degrees

December 3, 2013

Hundreds of college students across Wisconsin will receive $1,000 per year for up to five years as part of an experimental study that aims to determine how financial aid affects the academic pathways of undergraduate students, particularly those pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


CIRTL Launches MOOC-Supported Learning Communities to Train Future STEM Faculty

December 3, 2013

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) has received a National Science Foundation grant to launch two massive open online courses (MOOCs) aimed at the group’s core mission of preparing graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to be future faculty who are both excellent researchers and excellent teacher


Learning English Isn’t Enough

December 2, 2013

For years we’ve heard the debate about whether teachers should use bilingual or English-only instruction when teaching English Language Learners (ELLs).


Developing Innovation Capacity through Virtual Internships

December 2, 2013

Can the use of an immersive learning environment (an epistemic game) help engineering students to develop innovative product designs?


Nicholas Hillman in Inside Higher Ed

November 18, 2013

Nicholas Hillman Iis cited in an article questioning the role performance funding can play in upping college completion rates (Inside Higher Ed, 18 Nov.)


Parents’ Expectations for Children with Disabilities

November 18, 2013

UW–Madison education professor Bonnie Doren finds that parents’ expectations for their children with disabilities varies by family income and by the adolescent’s particular disability.


Mitchell Nathan: PI Interview

November 14, 2013

Mitchell Nathan: Researcher at WCER, Director of the Center for Education and Work (CEW)