A New Era for the Strategic Management of Human Capital

March 10, 2010

Over the past 18 months educators have seen the national education reform agenda transformed. Novel ideas and unique strategies have been placed on the national docket for serious consideration. This transformation includes a focus on developing talent and managing human capital, a core emphasis of the education agenda of President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.


The Mathematics of Space and Motion

March 8, 2010

Martha Alibali and Mitchell Nathan are leading a team of three university groups investigating the learning and teaching of the mathematics of space and motion.


Robert Mathieu in ArsTechnica

March 7, 2010

Robert Mathieu says learning is occurring in spite of our graduate system, not because of it (ArsTechnica, 7 March).


District and School Contexts Affect Science Curriculum Reform

March 1, 2010

National and state contexts affect curriculum reform by shaping district policies and resource allocation.


Eric Camburn in the Isthmus

February 26, 2010

Eric Camburn comments on efforts to improve teaching quality (Isthmus, 26 Feb.).


Postdoctoral Students Train in Mathematical Learning and Instruction

February 22, 2010

The U.S. needs more well-trained education researchers (a) to address questions about the effectiveness of educational programs and policies and (b) to provide an empirical basis for designs of curricula, assessments, instructional approaches, and learning environments.


Gary Cook in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

February 20, 2010

Gary Cook says teachers and school administrators want more training to better interpret and use data from the state’s assessment system (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Feb.).


Ruth Lopez-Turley in the Los Angeles Times

February 15, 2010

Ruth Lopez-Turley discusses college enrollment trends among Latino and Hispanic students (Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb.).


Millar Named Morgridge Institute Leader

February 15, 2010

WCER Scientist Susan Millar has been appointed to the leadership team for The Morgridge Institute for Research.


Distributing Leadership to Support Instructional Change

February 10, 2010

Discussions of comprehensive school reform and distributed leadership have been dominated by descriptions of what they are and what forms they take.


Adam Gamoran in Education Week

February 9, 2010

Adam Gamoran comments on the success of “algebra for all students” policies (Education Week, 9 Feb.).


Adam Gamoran in the Badger Herald

February 8, 2010

Adam Gamoran explains why Milwaukee Public Schools may have $175 million in federal funds withheld due to failure to meet certain progress requirements (Badger Herald, 8 Feb).


Artistic Production Spurs Youth Development

February 8, 2010

The study of learning environments that support positive youth development is a growing field in the U.S.


VARC Receives $3.7 M Grant

February 1, 2010

The Value-Added Research Center has been awarded a new $3.7 million grant


Sara Goldrick-Rab in the Wisconsin State Journal

January 30, 2010

Sara Goldrick-Rab comments on MATC’s Center for Adult Education, which trains unemployed people quickly in areas where there are jobs available (Wisconsin State Journal, 30 January).