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The UW-Madison School of Education’s Career Center has moved and is now located in the lower level of the Education Building on Bascom Hill. The Career Center, which was previously located in the lower level of the Educational Sciences building, is dedicated to assisting students and alumni from across the School’s 10 academic departments in developing their career and professional identity. The center will be hosting two upcoming open house events: on Feb. 3 for faculty and staff; and on Feb. 24 for students.
“Supporting Smart Spaces,” a project of the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY), has been awarded a $2.1 million grant by the Jacob K. Javits Program through the U.S. Department of Education. Over the next five years, this funding will make it possible to improve curriculum and educational programs for approximately 800 academically advanced sixth- and seventh-grade students in Wisconsin. “Smart Spaces” focuses on narrowing the “excellence gap” — opportunity and achievement gaps on the upper end of the achievement spectrum — for both students of color and those from low-income families.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This Fall 2015 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Talented people from across UW-Madison’s School of Education are highlighted in Madison Magazine’s annual M List. Lynda Barry, Erica Halverson, Richard Halverson, Jack Jorgensen, Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler all work within the School of Education and made this who’s who of organizations and individuals who are having an impact on our local culture and economy. “The M List 2015: Social Innovation,” is focused on 35 local innovations that are creating social change.
Registration for UW-Madison’s largest student volunteer program opens on Friday, Sept. 4 at midnight and runs through Sept. 10. Badger Volunteers fall 2015 registration is open exclusively on the organization’s website. Students can also visit the website to explore volunteer sites and times prior to registration opening. Just over 800 volunteer slots are available for fall 2015, but the program has filled to capacity each of the last three semesters. So interested students are encouraged to log on to register for their preferred site as soon as possible on Sept. 4.
Diana Hess started her position as the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1. Hess, who had served as senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago since September 2011, becomes just the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930. She is replacing Julie Underwood, who returned to the faculty after a decade of serving as dean. Prior to starting her tenure as dean, Hess sat down for a question-and-answer session.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This latest issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
UW-Madison announced the winners of the most recent Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition -- and six different projects led by faculty, staff and students from across the School of Education received funding. The Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment allows students, faculty and staff to extend their talents, knowledge and research beyond the borders of the university — the core definition of the Wisconsin Idea.
Teachers from the Milwaukee and Madison areas will be on campus Wednesday, June 17 presenting the action research projects that they developed in conjunction with the School of Education’s Office of Education Outreach and Partnerships. The event runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Towne Center of the Discovery Building on the UW-Madison campus. About 25 teachers will be presenting their findings on a range of research topics after spending much of the past academic year examining various issues.
Eleven students from the Madison Metropolitan School District have been selected as the first group to enter the Tomorrow’s Educators for Equity in Madison, or TEEM Scholars program, as part of the district’s Forward Madison partnership with UW-Madison’s School of Education. The TEEM Scholars program is focused on preparing current Madison high school students to become future teachers in the district. These future teachers will be nurtured to be civically-engaged and social-justice oriented agents for change.
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