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Curriculum and Instruction News

Wed
Jan
23
Brava magazine recently released its “2019 Women to Watch” list, and among those being profiled is UW-Madison student Doua Kha. Kha, who is pursuing a master's degree from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, does important research and volunteer work to help other young people better understand their identities.
Mon
Jan
21
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will deliver the featured keynote at the 2019 Reimagining Education Summer Institute hosted by Columbia University’s Teachers College. Ladson-Billings is a professor emerita with the School of Education and is the current president of the National Academy of Education.The Reimagining Education Summer Institute runs July 15-18 and will explore the opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools.
Tue
Jan
15
UW–Madison has chosen three finalists for a national competition seeking ideas to expand and strengthen the middle class in Dane County and beyond, and the School of Education’s Elizabeth Graue is part of a team that’s moving on in the competition. Graue and her colleagues are collaborating on a project titled, “We Care for Dane Kids.” This initiative will utilize a multi-pronged approach to transforming the early childhood and after school care sectors that would supplement income for workers and child care costs, reduce operating expenses for facilities, and create a child care benefit program.
Mon
Jan
14
UW-Madison’s John Rudolph was recently interviewed for a segment on Swiss Public Radio’s “Tout un Monde” program to talk about historical trends in education in the United States. Rudolph is chair of the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Rudolph says “Tour un Monde” was producing a five-part series, which ran all week, that examined various issues related to schools and education. “Tout un Monde” is a daily French-language program that is broadcast by Swiss Public Radio each morning.
Tue
Jan
08
A fourth edition of “Ideology and Curriculum,” written by UW-Madison's Michael Apple, is being released for its 40th anniversary. First published in 1979, this work has informed the relationship of cultural and economic power in education. It has become widely recognized for its ground-breaking statements, celebrated as one of the most significant education books during the 20th century. Apple has updated his renowned book, adding a full chapter as well as a new preface.
Mon
Jan
07
Carolyn Stanford Taylor ​was appointed the new state superintendent of public instruction after Tony Evers was sworn in as the new governor of Wisconsin on Monday, Jan. 7. Stanford Taylor, like Evers, is an alum of UW-Madison’s School of Education. Stanford Taylor earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education in 1978, and returned to receive her master’s from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1979.
Thu
Jan
03
Alumna Kim (Hlavacek) Suhr's collection of short stories, “Nothing to Lose,” was released in December. Suhr earned her undergraduate degree in secondary education and English from UW-Madison in 1987. The book was released by Cornerstone Press, a student-staffed publishing company at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. “Nothing to Lose” features characters carved out of the Wisconsin landscape and it showcases a region full of real people who are less than perfect, plagued with doubts and always reaching.
Wed
Dec
19
The Madison Public Library’s Impact blog takes a look at Erica Halverson’s "Whoopensocker!" program. Halverson, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, developed Whoopensocker to be a community building experience for elementary school classrooms using performing and creative arts.
Mon
Dec
10
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine published twice a year for alumni and friends of the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The ​Fall 2018 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. The theme for this latest issue is impact. By tapping into its talents and expertise, the School is involved in a range of initiatives across the arts, health and education that are designed to positively impact our community — and our world.
Fri
Dec
07
The call for proposals is now open for the 2019 Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Institute on Equity Leadership and Cultural Competence being held April 15-16 at The Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.The Institute, MSAN’s annual conference, is an intensive two-day professional learning opportunity dedicated to sharing cutting-edge strategies for racial equity work in K-12 schools.The call for proposals is open until Feb. 1.
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