Research Into Practice

January 10, 2011

WCER researcher Susan Millar works to harness the power of computer games to help diabetes patients better manage their illness.

Games and Simulations in Informal Science Education

January 3, 2011

Video games and simulations have emerged as an important cultural and educational medium.

David Williamson Shaffer on WTVM

January 2, 2011

David Williamson Shaffer says computer games are not inherently good or bad. . . you should model your decisions just like anything else you choose for your child (WTVM, 2 Jan.) .

Beth Graue in the Wisconsin State Journal & on WHBL

December 30, 2010

Beth Graue advocates for funding new 4K education programs in Wisconsin (Wisconsin State Journal, 29 Dec., WHBL, 30 Dec.)

Scientific Collaboration and Cyberinfrastructure

December 27, 2010

School districts are building data systems and infrastructure to handle the complex requirements of data-driven decision making.

Douglas Harris in the New York Times

December 26, 2010

Douglas Harris comments on teacher rankings in New York (New York Times, 26 Dec.).

Rob Meyer on the Journal Sentinel

December 25, 2010

Value-Added Research Center director Rob Meyer recalls working with states that have implemented the “Milwaukee Model” for data-driven teacher-improvement strategies, as Wisconsin’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction creates a team to develop a statewide evaluation system for principals and teachers (Journal Sentinel, 25 Dec.)

Equity and Inclusion Project Supports Black Male Athletes

December 20, 2010

Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei Lab) works to cultivate equity and inclusion in higher education.

Classroom Collaboration Supports Mathematical Generalizations

December 15, 2010

In mathematics classrooms, generalization is an important part of the curriculum.

Single-Case Research: A Guide for Visual Analysis

December 13, 2010

Analyzing data visually from single-case designs can be challenging for researchers because there is often a lack of agreement among judges.

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris on

December 10, 2010

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris point to cost-effective ways to help more students graduate from college (, 10 December).

Linking Curricular Changes to Achievement

December 6, 2010

Modifications to a curriculum affect student achievement.

WCER Partners with WI Technical College System

November 29, 2010

Allen Phelps and colleagues are working with the Wisconsin Technical College System to advance the state’s capacity for delivering high-quality, advanced manufacturing education.

Allan Odden in the Wisconsin State Journal

November 27, 2010

Allan Odden comments on efforts to move outstanding educators to struggling schools (Wisconsin State Journal, 27 Nov.).

Madeline Hafner in the Wisconsin State Journal

November 22, 2010

Minority Student Achievement Network director Madeline Hafner comments on a proposal for an all-male charter school in Madison (Wisconsin State Journal, 22 Nov.).