‘Three Things’ video series highlights UW–Madison faculty and staff research
August 4, 2020 | By Sarah Archibald, UW-Madison School of Education
Two groups in the School of Education are teaming up to share information from their on-campus colleagues with the broader, off-campus community. The Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative and Everyday Academics are producing short videos that highlight UW–Madison researchers, faculty, staff, and students who share a few of the guiding principles about their work. So far, there are 12 videos in the “Three Things” series. The videos include information about the arts, bilingualism, teaching math, hip-hop pedagogy, digital learning, and more.
New program brings learning, interaction for 3rd and 4th graders at Penn Park
August 3, 2020 | By Scott Girard, The Capital Times
The program received grants from Dane County in June and another from the Evjue Foundation announced in July. The Evjue Foundation is the charitable arm of the Capital Times Company, but has no control over the editorial side of the paper. Shortly after finding out about the money from the county, Mt. Zion lead pastor Rev. Marcus Allen called University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Gloria Ladson-Billings about getting something started.
Supporting Black Interns through Racial Trauma: a Step-by-Step Guide for Colleges, Employers
July 30, 2020 | By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications
As all aspects of American society face a national reckoning on racism and police brutality, new UW−Madison research is providing a playbook that employers and higher education professionals can use to help Black student interns cope with vicarious racial trauma amid the continuing public protests against anti-Black violence.
Three from Vanderbilt Peabody College honored for education research
July 28, 2020 | By Vanderbilt University
A leading Vanderbilt scholar, her doctoral student and a recent doctoral alumnus have been honored with awards by the American Educational Research Association.
Carolyn J. Heinrich, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, and Jennifer Darling-Aduana, a Ph.D. candidate, received the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award for their article “A Look Inside Online Educational Settings in High School: Promise and Pitfalls for Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes.” Co-authored with Annalee Good and Huiping (Emily) Cheng of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the article appeared in the December 2019 issue of the American Educational Research Journal.
Expert cautions learning pods could worsen Madison’s achievement gap
July 28, 2020 | By By Emily Shetler, The Capital Times
Almost immediately after the Madison School District joined other districts across the country in announcing a return to online instruction instead of bringing students back to the classroom for the fall semester, posts started popping up on Facebook groups, Craigslist, Reddit and the University of Wisconsin-Madison student job board seeking in-home academic help.
How college leaders can bridge the growing ‘trust gap’ with their faculty and staff members
July 24, 2020 | By Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Harmony on campus is hard to come by even when the stakes are lower. The brutally tough decisions colleges have been or soon will be making — how to teach in the fall, where to cut as budgets tighten — are among the most challenging that institutions have faced, at least since 2008. And for the foreseeable future, it’s not going to get any easier.
Inside the decision-making turmoil: For parents and school administrators, there’s no easy answers
July 23, 2020 | By Naomi Kowles, WSAW TV
The juggling of jobs, family safety, and virtual learning presents the perfect storm of complications as families decide whether to opt into virtual learning or send children back to school—if that option is available. And where families depend on single incomes or inflexible jobs that can’t be done remotely, virtual options can become less realistic even when safety remains a concern, or if in-person learning isn’t implemented.
WCER’s Good and Cheng Win AERA’s 2020 Palmer Award for Excellence in Education Research
July 22, 2020 | By Tony Pals and Tong Wu, American Association of Education Researchers
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced WCER’s Annalee Good and Huiping (Emily) Cheng of the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative among the winners of its 2020 awards for excellence in education research. They are honored with the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award with colleagues from Drexel University for writing “A Look Inside Online Educational Settings in High School: Promise and Pitfalls for Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes,” published in the American Educational Research Journal, Volume 56, Issue 6, December 2019.
Public Health Madison & Dane County explains why there’s no mandatory mask policy
July 8, 2020 | By Jamie Perez, FOX 47 Madison News
Madeline Hafner is an expert on racial disparities at the University of Wisconsin — Madison. Hafner said racial discrimination would be an adverse consequence of a mandatory mask requirement and is a legitimate concern among communities of color, especially for black men.
“We live in a racialized society that doesn’t afford people of color the same protection in their masks,” Hafner said. “They could be wanting to do all the right things to protect other and protect themselves but they will bear the unfair burden of the repercussions of wearing a mask.”
Report: Wisconsin has student-to-teacher racial, ethnic gap
July 2, 2020 | By Associated Press
“It is important for white children to see people of color as being knowledgeable and authoritative,” says Gloria Ladson-Billings in a recent Associated Press story carried by Fox 11 News. “The stuff we are seeing happening in our streets today is, I think, a direct result of young white people saying, ‘I was never really taught to value these people’s lives.”’
Life at home with kids during quarantine
June 30, 2020 | By Joel Patenaude, Madison Magazine
WIDA experts Lorena Mancilla and Tricia Blanco contribute insights to a recent Madison Magazine story about families working and learning together at home due to COVID-19 quarantine.
A new brief from the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities and the University of Wisconsin
June 17, 2020 | By Bianca Quilantan, Politico
A new brief from the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities and the University of Wisconsin-Madison-led Aspire Alliance, “Leveraging Promising Practices: Improving the Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention of Diverse and Inclusive Faculty,” lays out a guide for institutions to create an institutional culture that promotes diversity and inclusion in STEM faculty.
U of I Joins Elite Network to Train Tomorrow’s STEM Educators
June 16, 2020 | By University of Idaho Communications
The University of Idaho joins some of the country’s biggest names in impactful research as it is welcomed into The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network, a dynamic academic network of top research universities dedicated to developing and expanding proven STEM teaching practices to educate diverse populations of students.
Can Quantitative Ethnography Help Tell the COVID-19 Story?
June 16, 2020 | By Lynn Armitage, WCER Communications
The quest for answers to how COVID-19 is affecting different cultures is why the newly formed International Society for Quantitative Ethnography (QE) launched the “QE COVID Data Challenge,” a seven-day data sprint involving nearly 100 data and research experts collaborating remotely from 16 countries, including Denmark, Hungary, Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
New Resources for Families Help Multilingual Learners with Disabilities Thrive in Virtual Classrooms
June 15, 2020 | By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications
Designed to cushion the shift to distance learning, new resources from WIDA include tools and tips around social stories, adaptive devices and understanding Individualized Education Programs to ensure multilingual students with disabilities still receive all the language and other services they’re due under federal law.