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.


The Humanities as Pre-Qualitative Research

April 23, 2018

Presented by Samuel Rocha, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia


Scholars Look for Ways to Restore Respect for Expertise

April 23, 2018

A gathering of United States scholars last week took up the question of how their work can remain relevant in a ‘post-truth’ era, when alternative facts can influence public policy and fake news can be leveraged to try to swing election results.


The Dawn of the Robot Coach

April 11, 2018

Artificial intelligence may power the next generation of mentors, but can technology really replace a human touch?


National Academies of Sciences Develops Methods to Monitor STEM Education

April 10, 2018

The term STEM, adopted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1998, has become increasingly familiar throughout the United States due to the thousands of programs launched to produce more science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals.


ELLs Count on Language Support in Math

April 6, 2018

No longer just a numbers game, to succeed in math, ELLs need instruction and assessment practices that help them carry the added linguistic load.


Computational Models of Mental Models of Computational Models of the World

April 6, 2018

When students use computer simulations to learn about system principles, like ideal gas laws, they often misinterpret the underlying rules of the systems. Robert Goldstone will discuss and demonstrate a new model for understanding systems by interacting with them, based on the way human learners discover patterns in natural phenomena.