WIDA Seeks Input on English Language Development Standards Edition 2020

November 20, 2019   |   By WIDA

WIDA, a leading support organization for multilingual learners, educators and families, is seeking public input on the 2020 edition of its English Language Development Standards. The research-based nonprofit includes a consortium of 40 U.S. state education agencies as well as an international consortium of more than 400 international schools. WIDA invites anyone involved in multilingual learner education to share their views by completing an online survey by Dec. 15, 2019.


Mishicot’s Justin Gerlach speaks at Madison Teacher Speakout! event

November 18, 2019

Justin Gerlach, a high school science teacher at Mishicot High School who in 2018 was named Rural Wisconsin Teacher of the Year, was a panelist at the third annual Teachers Speakout! event Friday at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in Madison.


Rural Wisconsin STEM teachers build connections to researchers at UW event

November 18, 2019   |   By Yvonne Kim

Jennifer Seelig was working on her dissertation in the Northwoods in 2017 when the Wisconsin Center for Education Research reached out to her about involving teachers in education research. A former rural teacher herself, Seelig jumped on board to help plan the first Teacher Speakout! event and is now the assistant director of WCER’s Rural Educators Research and Implementation Center. On Friday and Saturday, RERIC hosted 19 teachers from the state’s rural districts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the event’s third year.


UWO takes part in research on undergraduate military service members, veterans

November 15, 2019

A new research project focuses on the experiences of undergraduate military service members and veterans enrolled in Wisconsin universities, including the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The Wisconsin Center for Education Research recently launched the Veteran Education to Workforce Affinity and Success Study (VETWAYS), a three-year, $556,000 research project funded by the National Science Foundation.The study seeks to better understand the unique social experiences and challenges this special student population encounters as they progress through college and into the workforce.


Rural Teachers & UW–Madison Education Researchers Share Perspectives on STEM Education in Wisconsin

November 13, 2019   |   By Lynn Armitage

The Rural Education Research and Implementation Center (RERIC) will host 19 rural STEM educators from 18 school districts around Wisconsin for the third annual Teacher Speakout!, Friday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 1025 West Johnson Street, 13th Floor; followed by field trips on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon starting at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

The goal of Teacher Speakout! is to bring the voices of rural teachers into a collaborative, public forum with researchers, legislators and rural school advocates.


WCER Project Explores Academic & Career Pathways of Undergrad Military Service Members & Veterans

November 8, 2019   |   By Lynn Armitage

A new research project focused on the experiences of undergraduate military service members and veterans enrolled in Wisconsin universities has recently been launched at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, part of UW-Madison’s School of Education. The Veteran Education to Workforce Affinity and Success Study (VETWAYS), a three-year $556,000 project funded by the National Science Foundation, will seek to better understand the unique social experiences and challenges this special student population encounters as they progress through college and into the workforce.


UW-Madison research finds easy, low-cost exercise prevents ‘6th-grade slump’

November 7, 2019   |   By Dannika Lewis

WCER researcher Geoffrey Borman is interviewed and his study revealing a cheap, quick but powerful intervention that makes middle school easier is highlighted in a recent Channel 3000 report. Includes video.


Health and Education: More Schooling Equates to Healthier, Longer Lives

November 1, 2019   |   By Karen Rivedal

A critical intersection exists between education and health, according to a consensus of researchers and evaluators from the University of Wisconsin‒Madison who have been working closely with rural schools, the community-school model and Native American communities in Wisconsin.


UW−Madison Mentorship Experts Anchor Federal Push to Diversify Biomedical Workforce

October 31, 2019   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

UW−Madison will continue to play a leading role in the second and final phase of a sweeping federal investment in better research mentoring, with responsibility for two major grants in the $43 million follow-up push to boost diversity of students, staff and faculty researchers in the biomedical sciences.


Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM

October 31, 2019   |   By Colleen Flaherty

An Inside Higher Ed #Quick Take features the new NAS consensus study on mentorship in STEMM produced by an ad-hoc national committee chaired by WCER investigator Angela Byars-Winston, with CIMER Director Christine Pfund among the dozen committee members.


‘I know I came from greatness’: Son of West High School staffer leads group seeking change

October 27, 2019   |   By Logan Wroge

Wisconsin State Journal reporting on aftermath of Marlon Anderson’s firing and rehiring at West High School includes account of Anderson speaking to students about the controversy during a session of the MSAN Student Conference Oct. 23-26 in Madison.


MSAN students want more teachers of color in Madison

October 26, 2019   |   By Scott Girard

The Capital Times reports on the action-planning portion of the MSAN Student Conference, highlighting Madison-area students’ goal to increase diversity in the local teaching ranks.


Local event connects minority students with colleges

October 24, 2019   |   By NBC15.com

NBC 15 covers the University Showcase portion of the MSAN Student Conference held in Madison Oct. 23-26, featuring interview with MSAN Executive Director Madeline Hafner at the event.


Conference brings more than 200 to Madison to discuss equity for students of color

October 23, 2019   |   By Scott Girard

The Cap Times’ Scott Girard spoke with MSAN Executive Director Madeline Hafner about this year’s MSAN Student Conference, attended by more than 200 students of color and their chaperones from across the nation to work on equity challenges.


History and Knowledge from Below: Living and Learning Otherwise

October 23, 2019

Targol Mesbah, of the California Institute of Integral Studies, discusses Mexico’s Zapatista indigenous peasant movement, which for 25 years has resisted colonial and racialized capitalism by building autonomous communities, councils and schools to create a world in which many worlds fit. She reflects on what lessons the political theory and practice of this leading contemporary social movement can teach those in “otherplaces” about living, learning and teaching during intensifying environmental destruction, political violence, and displacements of human and non-human populations.