UW-Madison School of Education Shines in Latest U.S. News ‘Best Graduate Schools’ Rankings

March 28, 2018

Several programs within UW-Madison’s School of Education are once again ranked among the very best in the nation in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Education Graduate Schools” report.


Erika Rosales: Speaker Ryan, as a Dreamer I Cannot ‘Rest Easy’

March 23, 2018

Erika Rosales, an outreach coordinator at WIDA and DACA participant, wrote an op-ed letter to the Capital Times.


Balancing Politics With Public School

March 21, 2018

Paula McAvoy was recently quoted in a report from U.S. News about “Balancing Politics and Public Schools,” in the aftermath of tragedies ​that spur student activism.


What Gets Forgotten in Debates About the Liberal Arts

March 21, 2018

Matthew Hora, director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, on blending hard and soft skills.


Reframing Labor: How Evolving Work Experiences Influence Student Success

March 13, 2018

“Reframing Labor: How Evolving Work Experiences Influence Student Success,” presented by Vanessa A. Sansone, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio.


Mexican Caretakers’ Beliefs about Children’s Literacy and Language Development

March 13, 2018

“Mexican Caretakers’ Beliefs about Children’s Literacy and Language Development” presented by Jorge E. Gonzalez Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Health and Learning Sciences, University of Houston.


The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers

March 13, 2018

“The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers” presented by Mica Estrada, Carl A. Grant Visiting Scholar, Asst Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Health & Aging, University of California San Francisco.


Byars-Winston Leads National Consensus Study on the Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM Fields

March 13, 2018

Following the February 9-10, 2017 National Academy of Sciences Participatory Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM, the National Academy of Sciences is moving forward with a consensus study on STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical) mentoring programs and practices at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


What’s Wrong With Required Internships? Plenty

March 6, 2018

Matthew Hora, director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, offers suggestions on how to improve mandatory internships.


Janesville Science Students Use Puntambekar’s Work

February 19, 2018

Eighth graders experience Interactive Learning


Over time, humanities majors close pay gap with STEM peers

February 19, 2018

Matthew Hora, a professor in liberal arts and applied studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said part of this perception about humanities majors is rooted in truth.


Haley Vlach, Director of the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab at WCER

February 6, 2018

Haley Vlach is assistant professor of Educational Psychology at UW-Madison and directs the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab at WCER.


See the World Through Siftr

January 31, 2018   |   By Lynn Armitage

Think of the world as one big classroom. That is the concept behind Siftr, an online citizen-science platform created in 2015 by David Gagnon, director of Field Day Lab at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, to help promote fieldwork in schools.


Assessment Tool to Measure Mentorship Role in Undergraduate Research

January 30, 2018

January is National Mentor Month and UW-Madison has reason to celebrate. For over two decades, the university has been a nationally recognized leader in evidence-based research mentor and mentee training, and has led the way in providing high-quality undergraduate research experiences. Thanks to the dedicated work of a group of units from across campus, yet another exciting, new advancement is underway.


From Inclusion to Inclusive Schooling: ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom

January 29, 2018

Most English language learners find themselves in mainstream rather than ESL or bilingual classrooms. This reality has important implications for how mainstream teachers structure their instruction. This talk will explore ELLs’ experiences in mainstream classrooms and the importance of educators of using multilingual instruction with these students.