Polarized Classrooms, Paula McAvoy Published in Teaching Tolerance
September 23, 2016
Paula McAvoy had an article featured in Teaching Tolerance, a Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Paula McAvoy on the Political Education of Young People
September 15, 2016
New analysis shows that state standards lag in preparing students to be informed voters
UW-Madison Wins Two First-Ever NSF INCLUDES Awards
September 12, 2016
Funding Supports Bold Methods to Diversify U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce
WCER Researcher Argues For A Nuanced Approach To Workforce Training
August 30, 2016
Matthew Hora, a scientist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, focuses on the concept of a “skills gap” and how it influences the growing political arguments about the value of liberal-arts education and vocational job training.
Hora Discusses WI Skills Gap Findings on Wisconsin Public Television
August 29, 2016
New research looks into how Wisconsin is investing into job training. Matthew Hora is an researcher for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and led this project. He talk about what the skills gap is and how the state could be doing better.
Bradley Carl to Speak at Achievement Gap Panel
August 16, 2016
WCER researcher Bradley Carl will participate in a Capital Times panel discussion on early learning and school achievement gaps between white students and students of color.
Enabling Effective Mentorship
August 8, 2016
Christine Pfund interview featured in ASBMB Today’s Special Section on Education
The Effect of Testing on Chinese Education and Parenting
July 27, 2016
Matt Hora, WCER research scientist, is featured in Education Week article on The Effect of Testing on Chinese Education and Parenting, July 27, 2016.
Beth Graue Discusses Mindfulness Training, Class Size and More
July 25, 2016
Beth Graue is professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she chairs the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Here she talks about mindfulness training for pre-service teachers, class size policy, kindergarten readiness, and research-based mathematics instruction.
LEAD Center’s Nicole Bowman-Farrell Presenting at NIEA 2016
July 13, 2016
Nicole Bowman-Farrell, Researcher & Evaluator in the LEAD Center, is presenting two sessions at the National Indian Education Association’s Conference in October.
Rethinking the Skills Gap: Teaching 21st-Century Skills to Meet Workforce Demand
July 5, 2016 | By Lynn Armitage
Teaching 21st-century skills to meet workforce demand
2016 CESA Conference: Achieving Excellence for All Keynote Address
June 30, 2016
Keynote address by Katherine Cramer, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, UW–Madison
LEAD Center’s Kate McCleary on Feminist Epistemologies
June 21, 2016
Kate McCleary shares feminist epistemologies in relation to feminist evaluation.
How MSAN Superintendents Help Close Gaps
June 21, 2016
MSAN, the Minority Student Achievement Network, featured in article by S. David Brazer and Robert Smith
Motion Meets Emotion: Unique Dance Program Empowers Underserved Girls
June 13, 2016 | By Lynn Armitage
In 2011, with a $1,500 grant from what is now Dane Arts, the two women started a pilot dance program for middle schoolers at Kennedy Heights Community Center, pioneering the combination of dance education and dance/movement therapy—with G-rated versions of popular music and a little hip hop thrown in, too, which is a real “hook” for students.