Douglas Harris in the New York Times

August 31, 2010

Douglas Harris discusses the merits and limits of Value Added measurements (New York Times, 31 Aug.)


Enhancing Middle School Students’ Representational Fluency

August 30, 2010

A newly published study examines middle algebra school students’ representational fluency, or their ability to reason with and between multiple representations, using tabular, graphical, verbal, and symbolic representations of linear and nonlinear relations.


Richard Halverson in the Arbiter Online

August 23, 2010

Boise State University President Bob Kustra cites the book, “Rethinking Education in The Age of Technology,” by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson, saying it raises questions for the university as it maps an “agenda for innovation” (Arbiter Online, 23 August).


The Complex Mechanisms of Developing Journalistic Expertise

August 23, 2010

As bloggers and mobile phone eyewitnesses increasingly supplement the “news,” understanding how professional journalists develop their expertise is more important than ever.


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.