Matthew Hora, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions
October 31, 2017
Matthew Hora is a research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and an assistant professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his role as director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions he talks here about producing research that has a direct translation to the world of practice.
Project to Produce Roadmap for Teaching Elementary Grades Algebra
October 29, 2017
Study will produce a prototype Grades K-2 instructional sequence, related assessments and characterizations of progressions in students’ thinking
Iowa State University Selects Jerlando Jackson for Alumni Achievement Award
October 25, 2017
Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences has selected Jerlando F. L. Jackson, professor of higher education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, for its 2017 Alumni Achievement Award.
The CALL for Improved Learning
October 23, 2017 | By Lynn Armitage
In a quest to answer the question, “How can we improve student learning?” hundreds of schools all over the country—and in Denmark and Japan—are answering the CALL.
Cleveland Heights High Students Host National MSAN Conference on Closing racial Gaps in Classrooms
October 23, 2017
Students from the Cleveland Heights School district, the hosts of the 2017 MSAN Student Conference, were featured in cleveland.com.
Hora and Colleagues Awarded $2.2 Million from National Science Foundation
October 20, 2017
Matthew Hora and colleagues have been awarded $2.2 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate whether four specific competencies – teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and self-directed learning - are being cultivated in college classrooms and workplace training.
Williamson Shaffer Awarded $2 Million from the National Science Foundation
October 17, 2017
David Williamson Shaffer has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and study a tool to let STEM teachers generate models of social, economic, and environmental issues in their own communities.
Halverson Awarded $1.1 Million from the National Science Foundation
October 17, 2017
Erica Halverson and co-investigators from Northcentral Technical College have been awarded a grant of $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation to design, deliver and study mobile maker experiences for people in rural communities in central Wisconsin.
Madison School District’s 4K Program Boosting Opportunity for Minority, Low-Income Youngsters
October 9, 2017
New research shows the Madison School District’s 4-year-old-kindergarten program is enrolling a greater share of minority and low-income children, potentially boosting opportunity for historically disadvantaged youths as more 4K participants overall go on to district kindergarten.
New Faculty in the School of Education Present Their Work
October 5, 2017
- Jordan Conwell, Sociology, Educational Policy Studies, on race and class inequality in education
- Peter Wardrip, Curriculum & Instruction, on learning in makerspaces
- Natalie Zervou, Dance, on the intersections between dance and national identity
- Nicole Louie, Curriculum & Instruction, on efforts to shift the culture of mathematics teaching
Summit on Barriers Faced by Black Male Students Comes to Toronto
October 4, 2017
The 6th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME), organized by Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University, begins today in Toronto.
UW Study: Wisconsin Children Unequally Ready for Kindergarten
October 4, 2017
Eric Grodsky, WCER researcher and UW–Madison professor of sociology and educational policy studies, was recently interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio about 4k readiness.
New WEDC Position to Coordinate Statewide Talent Attraction Efforts
October 4, 2017
Matt Hora, director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), was quoted in the Wisconsin State Journal on a new position being created at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Big Data Transforms Education Research
October 3, 2017
Martin Nystrand, Professor of Education Emeritus, and collaborators were recently featured in Education Next.
‘No Surprises’ Policies Between School Districts and Universities: The Surprising Reality
October 2, 2017
The Madison Education Partnership (MEP)—a research-practice partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison—was recently featured in Education Week.