Eric Camburn in the Isthmus

February 26, 2010

Eric Camburn comments on efforts to improve teaching quality (Isthmus, 26 Feb.).

Postdoctoral Students Train in Mathematical Learning and Instruction

February 22, 2010

The U.S. needs more well-trained education researchers (a) to address questions about the effectiveness of educational programs and policies and (b) to provide an empirical basis for designs of curricula, assessments, instructional approaches, and learning environments.

Gary Cook in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

February 20, 2010

Gary Cook says teachers and school administrators want more training to better interpret and use data from the state's assessment system (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Feb.).

Ruth Lopez-Turley in the Los Angeles Times

February 15, 2010

Ruth Lopez-Turley discusses college enrollment trends among Latino and Hispanic students (Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb.).

Millar Named Morgridge Institute Leader

February 15, 2010

WCER Scientist Susan Millar has been appointed to the leadership team for The Morgridge Institute for Research.

Distributing Leadership to Support Instructional Change

February 10, 2010

Discussions of comprehensive school reform and distributed leadership have been dominated by descriptions of what they are and what forms they take.

Adam Gamoran in Education Week

February 9, 2010

Adam Gamoran comments on the success of "algebra for all students" policies (Education Week, 9 Feb.).

Adam Gamoran in the Badger Herald

February 8, 2010

Adam Gamoran explains why Milwaukee Public Schools may have $175 million in federal funds withheld due to failure to meet certain progress requirements (Badger Herald, 8 Feb).

Artistic Production Spurs Youth Development

February 8, 2010

The study of learning environments that support positive youth development is a growing field in the U.S.

VARC Receives $3.7 M Grant

February 1, 2010

The Value-Added Research Center has been awarded a new $3.7 million grant

Sara Goldrick-Rab in the Wisconsin State Journal

January 30, 2010

Sara Goldrick-Rab comments on MATC's Center for Adult Education, which trains unemployed people quickly in areas where there are jobs available (Wisconsin State Journal, 30 January).

Interactive Animations in High School Biology

January 26, 2010

Agile Mind for Biology (AMB) supports the teaching and learning of high school biology content.

New Directions for Mixed-Ability Instruction

January 20, 2010

How can teachers best organize students for instruction? After a century of research on tracking and ability grouping, one might expect a definitive answer to this question.

Evaluation Tools to Inform Foundation Education Reforms

January 18, 2010

Education foundations and their grantees are most effective when grantees fully understand the foundation’s priorities and when foundations correctly assess the impact of their diverse grant activities.

Timothy Boals in Education Week

January 14, 2010

WIDA Director Timothy Boals discusses Race to the Top policies (Education Week, 14 January).