News by Year: 2019

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.


Design in Storytelling

November 6, 2019

In this pressentation, Ellen Lupton, one of the most influential educators in contemporary graphic design, will explore how designers create compelling experiences to touch people’s minds and emotions. She will share how we move, act and respond when we look at a poster, website or road sign, while using fun and surprising examples of design to help you master the art of the narrative.


How Undergraduate Student Parents Make Decisions About Course-Taking, Majors, Jobs and Careers

November 5, 2019

In this lecture sponsored by the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, Adrian H. Huerta, assistant professor Pullias Center for Higher Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, shares his study of student parents attending an urban community college.


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.


UW-Madison researchers receive $1.2M grant to examine decline of early care and education providers

October 22, 2019   |   By Todd Finkelmeyer

A team of researchers from UW-Madison, led by Amy Claessens, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and the associate director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE), secured a $1.2 million grant to partner with the State of Wisconsin to examine a significant decline in the number of regulated early care and education (ECE) providers operating over the past 15 years.


MSAN Student Conference Aims to Empower Next Generation of Equity Leaders

October 22, 2019   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

More than 200 high school students and their chaperones from 19 U.S. school districts will be in Madison Wednesday through Saturday for the MSAN Student Conference, presented by the UW-Madison School of Education annually to develop student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.


Wisconsin Partnership Program Awards $1M to One City Schools and UW-Madison Education Research Team

October 17, 2019   |   By Janet L. Kelly

A team of early childhood educators and university evaluators, including WCER’s Beth Graue and Tenah Hunt, won a $1 million community impact grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The five-year grant will be used to train teachers, document and evaluate Madison’s innovative One City Schools. Graue and Hunt will work with One City to develop and implement a multilayered professional development and evaluation process.


One City Schools Gets $1 Million Grant for Long-term Study on Student Outcomes

October 17, 2019   |   By Scott Girard

One City Schools and and UW-Madison researchers Beth Graue and Tenah Hunt of the the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research will partner in a $1 million grant awarded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at UW’s School of Medicine and Public Health. The grant funds professional development training for all One City teachers and a five-year study of the school’s educational methods and student outcomes. Graue and Hunt will develop and implement a rigorous longitudinal evaluation of the school’s education approach, including how the school trains staff, engages parents and the larger community, and prepares its young children.