Chris Thorn in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

August 22, 2010

Chris Thorn discusses new directions for the Value Added Research Center (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 August).


Geoffrey Borman in Education Week

August 17, 2010

Geoffrey Borman’s evaluation of the Comprehensive School Reform program is mentioned in a review of Supplemental Educational Services (Education Week, 17 August).


Culturally Relevant Teaching for Pre-K Mathematics

August 16, 2010

Students from non-White, non–middle class homes typically face school norms and expectations that don’t align with their experiences outside school.


How Does Desegregation Help Reduce the Achievement Gap?

August 15, 2010

Desegregating schools has long been considered a matter of equity, justice, and improved student achievement.


VARC Partners with Milwaukee Literacy Project

August 8, 2010

WCER’s Value-Added Research Center will serve as external evaluator for the newly funded Milwaukee Community Literacy Project,


Allan Odden in the Wisconsin State Journal

July 27, 2010

Allan Odden comments on the recent round of Race to the Top funding (Wisconsin State Journal, 27 July).


New Directions in Value-Added Research

July 26, 2010

WCER’s Value-Added Research Center (VARC) is working with Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools to support and promote effective teaching


Doctoral Research Training Evolves

July 19, 2010

John Rudolph, department of Curriculum & Instruction, is beginning duties as as WCER’s Director of Graduate Training and the Doctoral Research Program.


Sara Goldrick-Rab on Marketplace

July 13, 2010

Sara Goldrick-Rab comments on student loans (American Public Media’s Marketplace program, 13 July).


Careers in Computing for African American Students

July 12, 2010

The U.S. is producing record numbers of Ph.D.s in computing; however, the number of African Americans receiving advanced degrees in computing at the master’s level still lags behind those of other ethnic/racial groups.


Developing as a Writer

July 10, 2010

Students develop as writers over a number of years, interacting with a complex array of influences. Individual and environmental conditions work to advance—or inhibit—students’ abilities to express themselves.


Beth Graue in The Educated Reporter

July 9, 2010

Beth Graue is among commentators on “what the research says” about the merits of class size reduction (The Educated Reporter, 9 July).


Online Games and Adolescent Reading

July 6, 2010

Video games and participatory cultures have emerged as an important force for student learning, both in and out of school.


Teacher Compensation Knowledge Base

June 28, 2010

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) works toward placing talented and capable teachers in classrooms to accomplish the nation’s goals of teaching all students to high standards, and closing the achievement gap.


Tracking Progress of ELL Students

June 23, 2010

The number of English Language Learner (ELL) students continues to increase dramatically in U.S. schools.