News by Year: 2017
Year-end Message Urges Educators to Speak Truth to the World
December 21, 2017
In an internal year-end message, Wisconsin Center for Education Research Director Bob Mathieu urged faculty, researchers and staff to share their knowledge widely.
Berland and Colleagues Awarded $409K for Formative Assessments in Computer Science
December 20, 2017
The project will design, develop and study formative assessments to help students and teachers understand how, what, and why they are learning in computer science.
Kendall and Colleagues Awarded $49.6K from Spencer Foundation
December 20, 2017
The project will map the relationship between climate change and education in Ghana and Malawi.
MMSD 4K Students Demonstrate Stronger Literacy, Behavior Skills Among District Kindergartners
December 19, 2017
One of the most promising ways to eliminate social, economic and racial gaps in educational achievement is to stop them before they happen. A recent Madison Education Partnership (MEP) report shows the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) may be doing just that through its four-year-old kindergarten (4K) program.
Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education
December 14, 2017
Mark Connolly, Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Longitudinal Study of Future STEM Scholars, is a committee member of the Board on Science and Education at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Committee recently released this report.
Claudia Persico Featured on NPR’s Marketplace
December 12, 2017
Claudia Persico, an assistant professor of ELPA and a WCER researcher, was interviewed and contributed to an NPR Marketplace news story.
Disciplining Bilingual Education in the Post-Civil Rights Era
December 7, 2017
Dr. Flores’ research seeks to denaturalize the raciolinguistic ideologies that inform current conceptualizations of language education. This entails both historical analysis of the origins of current raciolinguistic ideologies and how current education policies and practices reproduce them. His current work in this area theorizes academic language as a raciolinguistic ideology. Dr. Flores’s primary objective in this work is to illustrate the ways in which the concept of academic language marginalizes language-minoritized students and to develop alternative conceptualizations of language that resist this marginalization.
Against the Prison Pipeline: Laboring for Love, Toward Justice, with Joy
December 6, 2017
Crystal Laura’s research focuses on the social and academic wellbeing of Black children in the “school-to-prison pipeline.” In this talk, she summarized key contributors to the school-to-prison pipeline and how educators can intervene.care.
A Panel Discussion about Careers in Academia
November 15, 2017
Faculty in the School of Education discussed careers in academia. A brief presentation and panel discussion described searching for jobs, participating in on-campus interviews, and negotiating job offers.
Attention and Learning in Young Children
November 15, 2017
Anna Fisher’s talk focused on the development of attention regulation during the preschool period, and its importance for learning when children begin formal schooling.
Matthew Hora, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions
October 31, 2017
Matthew Hora is a research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and an assistant professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his role as director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions he talks here about producing research that has a direct translation to the world of practice.
Project to Produce Roadmap for Teaching Elementary Grades Algebra
October 29, 2017
Study will produce a prototype Grades K-2 instructional sequence, related assessments and characterizations of progressions in students’ thinking
Iowa State University Selects Jerlando Jackson for Alumni Achievement Award
October 25, 2017
Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences has selected Jerlando F. L. Jackson, professor of higher education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, for its 2017 Alumni Achievement Award.
The CALL for Improved Learning
October 23, 2017 | By Lynn Armitage
In a quest to answer the question, “How can we improve student learning?” hundreds of schools all over the country—and in Denmark and Japan—are answering the CALL.
Cleveland Heights High Students Host National MSAN Conference on Closing racial Gaps in Classrooms
October 23, 2017
Students from the Cleveland Heights School district, the hosts of the 2017 MSAN Student Conference, were featured in cleveland.com.