UW-Madison researchers receive $1.2M grant to examine decline of early care and education providers

October 22, 2019   |   By Todd Finkelmeyer

A team of researchers from UW-Madison, led by Amy Claessens, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and the associate director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE), secured a $1.2 million grant to partner with the State of Wisconsin to examine a significant decline in the number of regulated early care and education (ECE) providers operating over the past 15 years.


MSAN Student Conference Aims to Empower Next Generation of Equity Leaders

October 22, 2019   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

More than 200 high school students and their chaperones from 19 U.S. school districts will be in Madison Wednesday through Saturday for the MSAN Student Conference, presented by the UW-Madison School of Education annually to develop student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.


Wisconsin Partnership Program Awards $1M to One City Schools and UW-Madison Education Research Team

October 17, 2019   |   By Janet L. Kelly

A team of early childhood educators and university evaluators, including WCER’s Beth Graue and Tenah Hunt, won a $1 million community impact grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The five-year grant will be used to train teachers, document and evaluate Madison’s innovative One City Schools. Graue and Hunt will work with One City to develop and implement a multilayered professional development and evaluation process.


One City Schools Gets $1 Million Grant for Long-term Study on Student Outcomes

October 17, 2019   |   By Scott Girard

One City Schools and and UW-Madison researchers Beth Graue and Tenah Hunt of the the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research will partner in a $1 million grant awarded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at UW’s School of Medicine and Public Health. The grant funds professional development training for all One City teachers and a five-year study of the school’s educational methods and student outcomes. Graue and Hunt will develop and implement a rigorous longitudinal evaluation of the school’s education approach, including how the school trains staff, engages parents and the larger community, and prepares its young children.


New Wisconsin-Minnesota Education Partnership Wins $6.3M Federal Award

October 16, 2019   |   By Janet L. Kelly

A new collaboration of Wisconsin and Minnesota education researchers formed to support education priorities in each state has won a five-year, $6.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The overall goal of the project, directed by Steven Kimball and WCER colleague Alisia Moutry, as well as the University of Minnesota’s Kim Gibbons and Education Analytics’ Ernest Morgan, is to improve the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school students in the two-state region by advancing the use of evidence-based practices.


Supporting Teacher Emotional Health: Reducing Stress and/or Improving Well-Being

October 11, 2019

Nathaniel von der Embse shares insights from a series of studies across states, throughout a school year, and within a school day highlighting the conflicting influences of stress and well-being on teacher burnout and instructional practices. He will highlight implications for supporting teacher emotional health.


Examining Relationships Between Group Hierarchy and Racial Identity Attitudes Video

October 10, 2019

Malik Boykin, presidential diversity postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, researches intergroup relations, mentorship, prejudice and racial identity. He is working to publish a manuscript based on his dissertation, which demonstrates several psychological processes associated with endorsing negative stereotypes about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


Fair Pay To Play Hailed As Game-Changer

October 10, 2019   |   By Roscoe Nance

WCER’s Jerlando Jackson, chief research scientist for Wei LAB and a former track and field athlete at the University of Virginia who walked on but eventually earned a scholarship, discusses implications of new California law creating legal right for that state’s college athletes to be paid for use of their identities starting in 2023.


“No, Wisconsin!”

October 10, 2019   |   By Gloria Ladson-Billings

WCER’s Gloria Ladson-Billings sounds off on the UW Homecoming video and campus climate for students of color.


WCER Experts Explain Critical Intersection between Education, Health

October 8, 2019   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

University researchers and evaluators versed in rural schools, the community-school model and the schooling of Native American children in Wisconsin shared their expertise and latest evidence-based findings recently in a public hearing at the state Capitol focused on the critical intersection between education and health.


MSAN Student Conference Aims to Empower

October 8, 2019   |   By WCER Communications

The annual gathering, now in its 20th year, aims to develop student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.


(Auto)Ethnographic Perspectives on the College-Workforce Transition for Anthropology Majors

October 1, 2019

Daniel Ginsberg, manager of education, research and professional development at the American Athropoological Association and anthropologist in residence at American University, will discuss (auto)ethnographic perspectives on the college-to-workforce transition for anthropology majors.

This is part of the Center for Research on College-to-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) Fall 2019 Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Department of Anthropology, American Anthropological Association and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.


Report: Perfect attendance would have ‘very modest’ effect on Madison middle school achievement gap

September 25, 2019   |   By Logan Wroge

The Wisconsin State Journal covers implications of new research from WCER’s Madison Education Partnership into signals sent by middle school student absences in the Madison School District.


Middle School Absences Send Important Signal

September 25, 2019   |   By Madison Education Partnership

A new report from the Madison Education Partnership finds that rather than causing students to do poorly in school, unexcused absences may be signals of significant challenges in students’ lives.


Internships as a High-Impact Practice?

September 23, 2019   |   By Matthew T. Hora

Matthew T. Hora argues in Inside Higher Ed that colleges and universities should proceed with caution before they encourage or even require students to take them.