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National Education Equity Leaders Meet on UW-Madison Campus April 27-28
A national network of educators organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison will gather April 27 – 28 in Madison to focus on the latest research and most promising practices for eliminating racial disparities in achievement in schools across the United States.
The Minority Student Achievement Network, a project of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research within the School of the Education, is dedicated to eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps that persist in our nation’s schools.
With the group’s annual institute returning this year to Madison, Minority Student Achievement Network Executive Director Madeline Hafner believes local interest will be high.
“The network’s messages and strategies are more relevant than ever in our state. Racial equity in education today is front and center in Wisconsin,” she states. Read more
Mathieu named director of Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Robert Mathieu, a distinguished UW–Madison professor of astronomy and an international leader in advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) higher education, has been named director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW–Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood announced April 6.
Underwood says Mathieu was chosen for the position due to his experience and commitment to shared leadership on campus, his contributions to ensuring our nation’s future college STEM faculty members are prepared to be effective teachers and his vision for WCER’s future.
“I think he will take WCER from its current status as one of the most productive education research centers in the world and help it move to even greater heights by looking at new ways of structuring the center, targeting new lines of research and keeping a focus on impact,” says Underwood. Read more