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Thu
Jan
05
The Hechinger Report recently produced an article that examines how state budget cuts to higher education across the nation have hit colleges that serve the neediest students the hardest. Among the experts interviewed in an effort to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman. The associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis notes that some higher education policies aren't just reinforcing inequality -- they're exacerbating it.
Tue
Dec
20
The Center for American Progress on Monday released a new report titled, “Sharing the Risk: A Plan for Colleges to Participate in the Costs of Student Loan Failure.” In addition, the center commissioned seven other individuals to construct their own proposals for a federal student loan risk-sharing system. And among those additional proposals is one authored by UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman.
Wed
Dec
14
Video from ​the recent book launch of “Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work,” hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Mon
Dec
12
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson was invited to the White House to participate in the final My Brother's Keeper National Summit on Dec. 14 in Washington, D.C. The My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge is a call to action for cities, Tribal Nations, towns and counties to help ensure that all young people, no matter their circumstances, can achieve their full potential. The MBK Summit will celebrate the progress and future of the MBK initiative and other local and national efforts that have been made to address the opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color.
Wed
Dec
07
A new policy brief ​from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) examines FAFSA filing rates at public and private high schools across Wisconsin and exposes significant differences in filing rates based on school characteristics.
Mon
Dec
05
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad recently spoke with The Capital Times newspaper about President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education. In the report, Conrad says that Betsy DeVos’ track record of advocacy for charter schools for elementary and high school students may indicate that she will push to privatize public higher education too.
Fri
Dec
02
Nicholas Hillman was recently interviewed for an article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education headlined, "When College Was A Public Good." Hillman studies higher education finance and policy, and his research focuses on how policies affect educational access and success. The article explores how as more non-whites are pursuing higher education, less and less public and federal support is dedicated to ensuring fair access to universities.
Wed
Nov
23
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be taking part in a conference Nov. 28-29 in Washington, D.C., that’s being hosted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. The conference is titled, “Addressing the Risks of Pursuing Post-Secondary Education.” Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who studies higher education finance and policy. His research focuses on how policies affect educational access and success.
Tue
Nov
22
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the lead author of a new article that examines student and faculty experiences with diversity at both a predominantly white institution (PWI) and at a historically black college or university (HBCU). The study, published Nov. 7 in the journal Race Ethnicity and Education, notes that students of color described feeling like an “alien” on the white campus and like they were part of a “family” on the black campus.
Mon
Nov
21
Video from Mary Rouse and William P. Tishler’s recent talk, “This Old Red Gym: A Discussion on Historic Preservation and Adaptive Use,” organized by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
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