News by Year: 2014

New Federal Preschool Funding Fuels WIDA Program for Young Dual Language Learners

December 23, 2014

Millions of federal dollars awarded to 18 states earlier this month will allow WIDA, an international nonprofit education resource based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to advance academic language development among the 31% of children under the age of eight in the United States who grow up learning two or more languages, most often Spanish spoken natively in their homes and English.

Philosophy Professors Start New WCER Interdisciplinary Center for Ethics and Education

December 19, 2014

What are the purposes of public education? Are they the right kinds of purposes now, and were they the right kinds of purposes 50 years ago?

Dual-Credit Courses Improve College Access and Success

December 18, 2014

Dual-credit courses allow high school juniors and seniors to enroll in a college course and earn simultaneous credit in high school and college.

WIDA Researchers Meet with Alaskan Native Educators

December 9, 2014

As part of a new initiative to study the ways WIDA can serve American Indian communities, WIDA researchers traveled to Alaska for the 2014 National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention and to meet with educators working in schools that primarily serve Alaska’s American Indian population.

Oleson, Hora and Benbow Seek Definition of ‘STEM job’

December 1, 2014

Students entering college generally have an idea that studying science, technology, engineering, or math – the STEM disciplines – can lead to a good-paying job after they graduate.

UW-Madison entering mentoring training curriculum in GEN News

November 25, 2014

Northwestern is modeling its academy on the Entering Mentoring training curriculum developed at UW-Madison (GEN News, 25 Nov.)

Beth Graue in the Albuquerque Journal

November 25, 2014

Beth Graue says smaller classes work best when teachers tailor instruction to each student’s needs and when they spend more time getting to know their students’ families (Albuquerque Journal, 25 Nov.)

Three UW-Madison Scholars Among Finalists for CUNY Research in Education Equity Award

November 24, 2014

Three UW-Madison scholars, all fellows in WCER’s Interdisciplinary Training Program (ITP) in the Education Sciences, were named finalists in a recent national competition with one, Megan Shoji, winning the first prize and an award of $2,500.

WCER’s 50th Anniversary: A Celebration for Staff, Researchers, Colleagues, Students and Family

November 24, 2014

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research recognized its 50th anniversary on October 20, 2014, with a celebration that connected five decades of researchers, staff, colleagues, students and family.

MSAN in the Star

November 19, 2014

Sun Prairie Students reflect on their experience at the MSAN 2014 conference (The Star, 19 Nov)

Goldrick-Rab Named Keynote Speaker for Policy Summit

November 17, 2014

Sara Goldrick-Rab has been named a keynote speaker for the 10th annual Midwestern Higher Education Compact Policy Summit.

New Look at School Discipline Confronts Wisconsin’s Opportunities Gap

November 16, 2014

Across the nation, from kindergarten through high school, black, Native American and Latino students in public schools are disciplined more frequently and severely for more subjective reasons than their white peers, according to UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal.

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Marketplace

November 12, 2014

Interdisciplinary Training Program fellow Jared Knowles explains Wisconsin’s Early Warning System for preventing dropouts (Marketplace, 12 Nov)

Tim Boals: PI Interview

November 12, 2014

Tim Boals: WIDA Executive Director

Studying Far from Home, Xueli Wang Discovers Kinship with Two-Year College Students

November 11, 2014

In 2004, Xueli Wang moved from China to attend graduate school at The Ohio State University. The transition was far from easy.