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Curriculum and Instruction News

Wed
Mar
23
UW-Madison’s Erica Halverson will be performing a variety of songs in a celebration of her 40 years of life at Wisconsin Union Theater’s Frederic March Play Circle on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. “Forty is the New Awesome” will indulge musical theater fans with songs from classic shows including “Grease” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” The set list also includes 90’s pop and hip-hop from popular music artists. Halverson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Tue
Mar
22
UW-Madison’s Gail Lori Prasad will be receiving the Leithwood Award, which recognizes the Thesis of the Year at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Prasad is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She earned her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Her work was recognized by OISE for its research excellence, significance, concept, design, and execution.
Fri
Mar
18
The work of UW-Madison's Erica Halverson is highlighted in a recent article out of UW-Milwaukee that’s headlined, “Electrifying research encourages young scientists.” Halverson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The article is about an evaluation of a “maker experience” exhibit in partnership with the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, with a grant from the Herzfeld Foundation.
Wed
Mar
16
For the third consecutive year, UW-Madison’s School of Education is rated No. 1 among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings released March 16. According to the "2017 Best Education Schools" index, the U.S. News graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fourth overall, behind only Stanford University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. Last year, UW-Madison ranked fifth overall.
Tue
Mar
15
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced in a news release Tuesday the winners of several of its top 2016 awards for excellence in education research. And among those being recognized are UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy, the recipients of the 2016 AERA Outstanding Book Award for their publication, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education.” Meanwhile, UW-Madison alumnus Kevin Kumashiro will receive AERA’s Social Justice in Education Award.
Mon
Mar
14
Former colleagues and students of UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Herbert Kliebard will be holding an American Educational Research Association (AERA) memorial session for the former longtime faculty member with the School of Education’s departments of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. Kliebard passed away on June 8, 2015, at the age of 84. The event is titled, “Herbert M. Kliebard and the Struggle for Curriculum Study: Celebrating a Scholar's Life.” It will run from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, during the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Thu
Mar
10
For nearly 30 years, remarkable faculty at UW-Madison have been singled out by their peers for their distinguished contributions to teaching, research and service. Since 1987, these scholars — one from each of the four faculty divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Studies) — have been honored with the prestigious Hilldale Award. And the School of Education’s Michael Apple is among those receiving this top honor in 2016. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies.
Thu
Mar
10
UW-Madison's Eric Knuth and Ana Stephens recently co-authored a report for the March issue of Kappan Magazine headlined, “Build an early foundation for algebra success.” The report explores early algebra as an important gatekeeper to success in the secondary grades and almost every avenue in the job market and schooling. Knuth is a professor of mathematics education with the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Stephens is an associate researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
Wed
Mar
09
UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan will be attending The 6th Latin American School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 13 to 18. Also known as LASchool, this event is a meeting that gathers students and faculty members from across the world. LASchool is designed to help build capacity among young cognitive scientists and neuroscientists to more closely examine pressing research and development problems facing education in Latin America and across the globe.
Wed
Mar
09
Madison365.com has awarded UW-Madison alumna and Mendota Elementary School Principal Carlettra Stanford its first Milton McPike Education Award. Stanford earned her master’s degree from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1996. Milton McPike, who died in 2008, was a highly regarded educator who served as Madison East High School's principal for 23 years.
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