Mentoring Students in Educational Computer Games

November 28, 2011

When students engage in educational computer games, do they fare better talking with a mentor face-to-face or chatting online with a ‘virtual’ mentor?

Douglas Harris on

November 25, 2011

Douglas Harris explains the Degree Project, which will provide college scholarships for up to 2,600 current ninth-graders attending public schools in Milwaukee (, 25 Nov.).

Douglas Harris in the Hechinger Report

November 22, 2011

Douglas Harris comments on whether value-added teacher ratings should be adjusted for poverty (Hechinger Report, 22 Nov.).

Mark Connolly in The Chronicle

November 21, 2011

Mark Connolly says college level instructors sometimes feel the need to hide their enthusiasm for teaching (The Chronicle, 21 Nov).

Hora Receives Emerging Interfaces Award

November 21, 2011

WCER researcher Matthew Hora is a recipient of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery’s Emerging Interfaces Award

Rebecca Kopriva in Education Week

November 17, 2011

Rebecca Kopriva is among judges who help decide which states earn waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act (Education Week, 17 Nov.).

Sara Goldrick-Rab in Inside Higher Ed

November 16, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab says tax credits are unlikely to be a deciding factor in helping more students attend college (Inside Higher Ed, 16 Nov.).

Chris Thorn in Education Week

November 15, 2011

Chris Thorn comments on the pressures changing how school districts evaluate teachers (Education Week, 15 Nov.).

Engaged Research in Education

November 15, 2011

The School of Education continues its work to strengthen the relationship between research and practice.

Best Practices in Hiring and Evaluation

November 15, 2011

Of all the challenges facing principals, maybe the most important are finding and then keeping the best possible teachers in the classrooms. Principals must be strategic in both hiring and managing teaching talent. Below, WCER researcher Steven Kimball discusses the process by which a principal can become a strategic talent manager.

Examining the Relationships Between Expectations, Access, and Postsecondary Life Engagement

November 7, 2011

Current work by Audrey Trainor will help researchers and teachers who design and implement transition education for youth with disabilities as they move from high school into adulthood.

Diana Hess in the World Net Daily

November 1, 2011

Diana Hess says that discussing controversies about the nature of the public good, and how to achieve it, is essential if we are to education for democracy (World Net Daily, 1 Nov.)

Evaluation of the Milwaukee Community Literacy Project

November 1, 2011

The Milwaukee Community Literacy Project supports 300 struggling readers in kindergarten through 3rd grade in reaching proficiency through support in three spheres: the school sphere, the community sphere, and the family sphere.

Richard Halverson in the Capital Times

October 24, 2011

Richard Halverson talks about the need to address school buildings’ crumbling infrastructure (Capital Times, 24 Oct.).

Diana Hess in Education Week

October 24, 2011

Diana Hess and colleagues say that civics education is equally as important as math and science instruction (Education Week, 24 Oct.).