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The School of Education recently announced winners for the 201​7 awards cycle, and this year’s honorees will be recognized at a Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 2​5. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m. School of Education colleagues, as well as family and friends of the awardees, are invited to attend.
U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday, March 14, and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation. The UW-Madison School of Education is tied for No. 3 in U.S. News’ 2018 Best Education Graduate Schools ratings. This makes UW-Madison’s School of Education the top-ranked public school of education in the nation for a fourth straight time, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Summer 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni, and features a cover story about the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is celebrating 20 years of bridging campus and community.
Lifelong learners now have more options. Following last year’s launch of a website that highlights credit-bearing graduate programs for working professionals who want to continue their education, the University of Wisconsin—Madison has added dozens of noncredit certificate programs. now features 47 credit-bearing and 40 noncredit programs. All are designed to facilitate career growth, but the noncredit certificates require significantly less time commitment and are typically much more affordable.
The School of Education's outstanding national reputation is due to the dedication of its faculty and staff. To recognize the hard work and talent throughout the SoE community, the External Relations Office is now accepting nominations for the 2016 School of Education Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. All nominations are due by Monday, March ​7, at 5 p.m. All award recipients will be honored at a school-wide awards ceremony on April 20, 2016.
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.
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