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Wed
Dec
23
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article headlined, “U.S. Helps Shaky Colleges Cope With Bad Student Loans: Government officials guide schools on how to clean up data and keep access to federal aid.” And among the experts the newspaper spoke with in an effort to put this topic in perspective was UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman. “They can help a school fix their default rate, but do they actually help fix their students’ economic well-being?” Hillman is quoted as telling the Wall Street Journal. “That’s what it should be all about.”
Mon
Dec
21
WISCAPE Director Noel Radomski is quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article​ ​reporting on efforts at UW-Madison to increase its non-need-based aid, often called merit aid, to​ be competitive with its peers.
Mon
Dec
21
We are pleased to announce that​ Xueli Wang, a WISCAPE ​scholar, was promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis at UW-Madison. Congratulations ​Xueli!
Fri
Dec
11
A blog post by​ the UW's Noel Radomski ​​voices concern about proposed changes to the UW-Extension mission ​statement.
Fri
Dec
11
WISCAPE's Noel Radomski was quoted in a recent Badger Herald article reporting on Wisconsin's achievement gap and ​how recent budget decisions could deepen the underrepresentation of black students at UW-Madison.
Fri
Dec
11
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang will be participating in a national meeting examining “hard-to-measure” skills on Dec. 16 in Washington, D.C. With support from the National Science Foundation, the Board on Science Education of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is convening a Symposium on Assessing Hard-to-Measure Cognitive, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies. Wang will take part in a panel discussion titled, “Key Intrapersonal Competencies (e.g. motivation, mindsets).”
Mon
Dec
07
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab is the lead author of a new report titled, “Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food & Housing Insecurity Among Undergraduates.” The paper begins by noting: “According to a new survey of more than 4,000 undergraduates at 10 community colleges across the nation, half of all community college students are struggling with food and/or housing insecurity.” The paper has received significant media attention from outlets across the country since its release by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab.
Fri
Dec
04
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab co-authored an op-ed for the Dec. 4 New York Times that’s headlined, “Hungry, Homeless and in College.” This op-ed is based on a new report out of Goldrick-Rab's Wisconsin HOPE Lab titled, “Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food & Housing Insecurity Among Undergraduates.”
Thu
Dec
03
A new WISCAPE policy brief examines the nature of the "skills gap" in Wisconsin, often cited as a principal reason for a sluggish economic recovery​, and stresses that students need more than technical skills to succeed.
Tue
Nov
24
WISCAPE's Jason Lee was quoted in a recent Wisconsin State Journal article reporting on the wide-ranging impacts of the 2015-17 state budget cuts across the UW System.
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