MLRC to host new online Speakers Series starting Aug. 1

July 17, 2024   |   By WCER Communications

The MLRC Speaker Series highlights current research related to the teaching and learning of multilingual learners. Every first Thursday of the month starting Aug. 1, a researcher or team of researchers is invited to share insights, findings, or learnings from their research. The talks are presented online via Zoom, and recordings are posted within one week of the event. 

WCER members selected to be Morgridge Fellows for 2024–2025

July 10, 2024   |   By WCER Communications

Fifteen faculty and campus members at the UW–Madison have been named Morgridge Fellows, including WCER members Matthew Wolfgramand Amanda Fowler.

Important process changes made for ASAC professional development grants

July 9, 2024   |   By WCER Communications

Effective this fiscal year, which started July 1, PD grants to eligible academic staff, university staff, and postdoctoral employees will no longer be awarded on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.

Instead, two defined application windows have been created to guide the submission of award requests across the academic year. The first window for application submissions opens on Sept. 16 and closes on Oct. 18 for fall 2024 requests; the second window opens Feb. 3 and closes March 7 for spring 2025 requests. Decisions after each window closes will be made within a week.

WCER researchers work with Uruguay leaders to improve country’s innovative ed-tech center

June 6, 2024   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

Top officials in Uruguay are working with UW–Madison researchers who are experts in pulling rich new patterns of meaning about culture and human behavior from big data to assess and improve the South American country's pioneering one-laptop-per-child program.

WCER researchers: Apply to IES’s Education Research Grants program

June 3, 2024   |   By WCER Communications

Apply to IES's Education Research Grants program, which supports field-initiated research to build knowledge and understanding of education practice and policy. Letters of Intent (optional but encouraged) are due June 27. Apply by September 12.

Forbes features Wei LAB project building pathways to inclusion in engineering

May 30, 2024   |   By School of Education Communications

A project out of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) that aims to more fully engage women and people of color in engineering was featured in a recent Forbes article that is headlined, “REVIIS and the Path to Inclusive Engineering.”

VETWAYS explores social support networks for student military across the country

May 14, 2024   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

Researchers find that a key part of successful military-to-civilian transitions and later college/career success for student military and veterans involves building a broad range of authentic bonds on campus, according to national findings in the latest iteration of Ross Benbow's Veteran Education to Workforce Affinity and Success Study, or VETWAYS.

New WIDA report finds post-pandemic English learner proficiency scores continue to drop

May 1, 2024   |   By WCER/WIDA Communications

The report examines English learners’ testing, proficiency, and growth during the six most recent academic years (2018-2023) to shed light on the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on English learners’ educational outcomes.

Dean Diana Hess Reception Video

April 19, 2024   |   By UW–Madison School of Education

Please have a look and take a listen to all the wise and warm words from your peers and colleagues about the transformative impact Dean Diana Hess has had on the UW-Madison School of Education and its people during her remarkable tenure.

Internal competition open for WTG Scholars Program providing PD for early-career researchers

April 19, 2024   |   By WCER Communications

The 2024 William T. Grant Scholars Program supports professional development of promising early-career researchers. The grant funds 5-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas to address problems of inequality or to improve the use of research evidence.

Field Day’s media literacy game featured in story from Wisconsin Public Radio, PBS Wisconsin

April 12, 2024   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

A story for 'Wisconsin Life' from Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin documents students in Marshfield High School class having fun and learning about journalism while playing Field Day's online educational video game 'Headlines and High Water.'

UW–Madison’s Halverson and Saldaña secure $2 million from Wallace Foundation for equity-centered school leadership research

April 11, 2024   |   By Laurel White, School of Education Communications

A new research project led by two School of Education faculty members will develop new ways to measure the process and outcomes of equity-centered leadership in schools. 

WEC’s Nicole Bowman guest-edits special issue of New Directions for Evaluation

April 1, 2024   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

WEC Evaluator/Associate Scientist Nicole R. Bowman is one of four guest editors of a special issue of the quarterly journal, New Directions for Evaluation. Bowman, an expert in culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) and citizen of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation, also co-authors four articles for the 112-page special issue examining the history, legacy, and future of CRE.

New MEP reports examine second year of MMSD’s full-day 4K program

April 1, 2024   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

Two new reports from the Madison Education Partnership look at differences in the experiences of students enrolled in full-day and half-day four-year-old kindergarten (4K) in the Madison Metropolitan School District during the 2022–2023 school year, which was the second consecutive year of the full-day program.

WCER researchers win School of Education Award for Community-Engaged Scholarship

March 30, 2024   |   By WCER/School of Education Communications

WCER researchers Bailey Smolarek and Matthew Wolfgram are this year's winners of the UW–Madison School of Education's Award for Community-Engaged Scholarship.