New Study Finds Far Fewer Middle-Skill Jobs in U.S. than Estimated
July 16, 2018
Skilled non-college occupations account for 16% of all jobs, significantly below widely cited estimates
UW–Madison’s Mathieu Appointed to National STEM Education Advisory Panel
July 16, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Robert D. Mathieu, the Albert E. Whitford Professor of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as an inaugural member of the STEM Education Advisory Panel. Mathieu, director of the university’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and associate dean for research at its School of Education, begins his first term on the national panel immediately and could serve up to three years.
Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs Media Mention
July 3, 2018
Diverse Issues in Higher Education features a new book co-edited by Wei LAB Director Jerlando F.L. Jackson. The book, “Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs: A Festschrift in Honor of Melvin C. Terrell,” highlights how student affairs has grown as a field of practice in response to the growth of student diversity on college campuses and honors the remarkable career of Melvin C. Terrell.
Not Playing Around
June 8, 2018 | By Jason Busch
Michael Beal, director of Gear Learning at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, is one of four leaders of Madison’s burgeoning electronic games industry interviewed for this feature story, which begins with a dynamic graphic from the studio’s award-winning “At Play in the Cosmos.”
Gamification: Where Work Meets Play
June 6, 2018
Madison-area electronic games developers are divided on the effectiveness of gamification, but they all agree business could learn a thing of two from games.
Shaffer Comments on Active Shooter Video Game
June 5, 2018
Shaffer Comments on Active Shooter Video Game, from WTMJ Radio 620AM, 103.3FM
Gagnon to Use NSF Grant to Engage Girls in Science, Tech
May 22, 2018
Girls’ interest in art and media design may be a means of engaging them in science and technology related to information and communication.
Madison Education Partnership Explores Impact of MMSD Student Absences
May 22, 2018
This news release describes the Madison Education Partnership’s third research study, which focuses on the attendance of students from kindergarten through third grade in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The study finds that children with unexcused absences perform far worse in school than those with excused absences. However, these differences may not necessarily be caused by missing school but by other challenges children with unexcused absences may face, such as poverty or a school’s response to unexcused absences.
Speaking Up for Special Students
May 22, 2018 | By Lynn Armitage
ALTELLA advocates for ELLs with cognitive disabilities
International Society of Learning Sciences Recognizes Nathan, Puntambekar
May 21, 2018
UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan and Sadhana Puntambekar each were recently elected as a Fellow of the International Society of Learning Sciences (ISLS).
New Grants Explore How College Students Transition to Work
May 14, 2018
News release announcing the first grants awarded by CCWT to research focused on college to work transitions.
Campus Society Honors Hillman
May 2, 2018
WCER researcher Nicholas Hillman received honorary membership in the UW–Madison chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a student honors society. He is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy analysis. The chapter inducted 142 students and gave honor membership to two other professors at an April ceremony.
Latest Research on Madison School District 4K Program to be Shared Thursday
April 24, 2018
A free and public presentation of the latest findings on early learning in the Madison School District will be offered Thursday by a new research collaboration studying the district’s 4-year-old kindergarten program.
Madison Education Partnership’s First Public Meeting Focuses on Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Results
April 23, 2018
Parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning how Madison Metropolitan School District’s (MMSD) four-year-old kindergarten (4K) is supporting local children is invited to the first community presentation of research on the MMSD 4K program by the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).
Is There a Skill Gap for Entry-Level IT Positions? Evidence from a National IT Helpdesk Survey
April 23, 2018
Presented by Andrew Weaver, Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.