March 23, 2013 by saragoldrickrab
- “From K12 to Technical College Degrees: Toward Stronger Connections & More Student Success.” This presentation features Morna Foy, the new president of the Wisconsin Technical College System, and is moderated by Julie Underwood, the dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education.
- The March 13 event centered on the hot-button topic of “Closing the Achievement Gap.” This talk featured a range of educational experts and key local stakeholders, including Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Michael Johnson, the chief executive officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, and Joe Gothard, assistant superintendent for secondary education, Madison Metropolitan School District.
- A presentation March 15 focused on the rapid advancement in online learning opportunities and “The Coming Transformation of Higher Education.” Anya Kamenetz, an author of several books on the future of education and a senior writer at Fast Company magazine, where she writes the column “Life in Beta,” took part in the conversation, as did UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Ray Cross, who is helping lead efforts to launch the UW System’s Flex Degree program.
- On March 18, an all-star cast examined the “Politics of School Choice in New Orleans and Milwaukee.” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is proposing an expansion of the school choice program, which uses public funding to allow students to attend private or religious schools. Hear from two authors with new books on school choice (Sarah Carr and Barbara Miner) in an event moderated by UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and a professor of curriculum and instruction, and educational policy studies.