Formative Assessment for High-Stakes Accountability

September 12, 2011

School leaders have considerable data to use for judging school performance, yet they can struggle to associate data with school leadership practice.

Diana Hess in the Palm Beach Post

September 7, 2011

Diana Hess says the majority of social studies and history textbooks available today cover 9/11, but overall, the coverage is wanting (Palm Beach Post, 7 Sept.).

Culturally Relevant Teaching in Pre-K Math

September 6, 2011

Beth Graue, Meg Meyer, and colleagues are developing a professional development program to help teachers of 4-year-old kindergarten.

Richard Halverson on PBS Mediashift

August 30, 2011

Richard Halverson says that skills developed through navigating video games and virtual environments might pay off later in the workplace (PBS Mediashift, 3 August).

Evaluating an Algebra Readiness Program

August 29, 2011

Bill Clune and WCER colleagues are evaluating an implementation of the Academic Youth Development (AYD) program.

Beth Graue in the Herald Online

August 27, 2011

Some studies show younger children tend to learn more in classrooms of fewer than 21 students, says Beth Graue, and learning in core subjects can suffer when the number of students tops 30 (Herald Online, 27 Aug.).

Collaborating in a Virtual Engineering Internship

August 22, 2011

Teamwork and collaboration are vital skills for students to master.

Beth Graue on

August 19, 2011

Beth Graue discusses the pros and cons of parents requesting certain teachers for their children (, 19 Aug.).

Mark Connolly in The Chronicle

August 18, 2011

Mark Connolly discusses the mutual influences of teaching and research in STEM fields (The Chronicle, 18 Aug.).

Goldrick-Rab Receives Scholars Mentoring Award

August 15, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab has received a Scholars Mentoring Award from the William T. Grant Foundation.

The Challenge and Promise of Education Partnerships

August 15, 2011

Improving education means finding solutions to complex and entrenched challenges.

Sara Goldrick-Rab in Inside Higher Ed

August 11, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab says, “So long as our colleges and universities continue in this never-ending Race to the Top, that’s going to perpetuate the inequity among students almost no matter what we do to try to bring students along” (Inside Higher Ed, 11 Aug.).

Game-Based Learning Webinars Scheduled

August 8, 2011

David Williamson Shaffer is among those scheduled to offer an online seminar for, a professional social network for the educators.

Grants Correlated with More Student Persistence

August 1, 2011

For the last three years, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris tracked a group of students who received grant money from the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars program.

Douglas Harris on

July 29, 2011

Although Wisconsin is at or near the bottom of most measures of disparity between white and black students, Douglas Harris says accountability can help shrink the gap (,  29 July).