New Study Finds Far Fewer Middle-Skill Jobs in U.S. than Estimated

July 16, 2018

Skilled non-college occupations account for 16% of all jobs, significantly below widely cited estimates


UW–Madison’s Mathieu Appointed to National STEM Education Advisory Panel

July 16, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Robert D. Mathieu, the Albert E. Whitford Professor of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as an inaugural member of the STEM Education Advisory Panel. Mathieu, director of the university’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and associate dean for research at its School of Education, begins his first term on the national panel immediately and could serve up to three years.


Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs Media Mention

July 3, 2018

Diverse Issues in Higher Education features a new book co-edited by Wei LAB Director Jerlando F.L. Jackson. The book, “Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs: A Festschrift in Honor of Melvin C. Terrell,” highlights how student affairs has grown as a field of practice in response to the growth of student diversity on college campuses and honors the remarkable career of Melvin C. Terrell.


Not Playing Around

June 8, 2018   |   By Jason Busch

Michael Beal, director of Gear Learning at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, is one of four leaders of Madison’s burgeoning electronic games industry interviewed for this feature story, which begins with a dynamic graphic from the studio’s award-winning “At Play in the Cosmos.”


Gamification: Where Work Meets Play

June 6, 2018

Madison-area electronic games developers are divided on the effectiveness of gamification, but they all agree business could learn a thing of two from games.


Shaffer Comments on Active Shooter Video Game

June 5, 2018

Shaffer Comments on Active Shooter Video Game, from WTMJ Radio 620AM, 103.3FM


Gagnon to Use NSF Grant to Engage Girls in Science, Tech

May 22, 2018

Girls’ interest in art and media design may be a means of engaging them in science and technology related to information and communication.


Madison Education Partnership Explores Impact of MMSD Student Absences

May 22, 2018

This news release describes the Madison Education Partnership’s third research study, which focuses on the attendance of students from kindergarten through third grade in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The study finds that children with unexcused absences perform far worse in school than those with excused absences. However, these differences may not necessarily be caused by missing school but by other challenges children with unexcused absences may face, such as poverty or a school’s response to unexcused absences.


Speaking Up for Special Students

May 22, 2018   |   By Lynn Armitage

ALTELLA advocates for ELLs with cognitive disabilities


International Society of Learning Sciences Recognizes Nathan, Puntambekar

May 21, 2018

UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan and Sadhana Puntambekar each were recently elected as a Fellow of the International Society of Learning Sciences (ISLS).


New Grants Explore How College Students Transition to Work

May 14, 2018

News release announcing the first grants awarded by CCWT to research focused on college to work transitions.


Campus Society Honors Hillman

May 2, 2018

WCER researcher Nicholas Hillman received honorary membership in the UW–Madison chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a student honors society. He is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy analysis. The chapter inducted 142 students and gave honor membership to two other professors at an April ceremony.


Latest Research on Madison School District 4K Program to be Shared Thursday

April 24, 2018

A free and public presentation of the latest findings on early learning in the Madison School District will be offered Thursday by a new research collaboration studying the district’s 4-year-old kindergarten program.


Madison Education Partnership’s First Public Meeting Focuses on Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Results

April 23, 2018

Parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning how Madison Metropolitan School District’s (MMSD) four-year-old kindergarten (4K) is supporting local children is invited to the first community presentation of research on the MMSD 4K program by the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).


Is There a Skill Gap for Entry-Level IT Positions? Evidence from a National IT Helpdesk Survey

April 23, 2018

Presented by Andrew Weaver, Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.