How Does Mentoring Affect Student Career Choices?

November 15, 2010

A new multidisciplinary mentoring program bridges theory, research, and practice to increase and diversify the number of college students who pursue science careers.


Research is Important, but so is Teaching

November 15, 2010

Some federal funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), have begun demanding visible, practical results of funded research.


Steven Kimball in the La Crosse Tribune

November 14, 2010

Steven Kimball comments on Governor-elect Walker’s plans for teacher evaluation and pay (La Crosse Tribune 14 Nov).


Adam Gamoran in the Wisconsin State Journal

November 10, 2010

Adam Gamoran remarks on the value of Advanced Placement classes (Wisconsin State Journal, 10 Nov).


Allan Odden in Education Week

November 10, 2010

Allan Odden urges school districts to revamp their entire pay schedules, rather than just tinker with lane increases (Education Week, 10 Nov).


VARC in the LA Times

November 9, 2010

The Los Angeles Board of Education has approved a contract with WCER’s Value-Added Research Center to analyze teachers’ effectiveness in raising students’ standardized test scores (LA Times 9 Nov).


FAST Program Receives UN Recognition

November 8, 2010

Families and Schools Together (FAST), a long time project at WCER, has become a global phenomenon.


Adam Gamoran in Education Week

November 5, 2010

Adam Gamoran says states should be required to share student data with researchers as a condition of receiving federal grants to build databases (Education Week, 5 Nov.).


Adam Gamoran on Education Week

November 1, 2010

Adam Gamoran comments on the Institute of Education Sciences’ decision to accept some additional research methods as meeting the highest quality bar (Education Week).


MSAN in the Harvard Education Letter

November 1, 2010

In the face of increasing segregation in public schools, the Minority Student Achievement Network works to raise the achievement of African American and Latino students (Harvard Education Letter, v. 26 no. 5).


Value-Added Research in Milwaukee Public Schools

November 1, 2010

For the past seven years WCER staff have worked with Milwaukee Public Schools district staff to develop their capacity to analyze and make full use of data on students and schools.


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recognizes Families and Schools Together

October 31, 2010

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recognizes Families and Schools Together (FAST) as an effective evidence-based family skills program.


Evaluating the Chicago Community Trust Education Program

October 25, 2010

Since 2005, researchers from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education have been evaluating the Chicago Community Trust’s Education Program.


VARC in the New York Times

October 20, 2010

The Value-Added Research Center is evaluating teacher contributions to student learning in New York City’s 4th and 8th grades (New York Times, 20 Oct.).


Advanced Career Pathways in Manufacturing

October 18, 2010

Wisconsin is among six states receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Education under the Promoting Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (POS) Program.