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Carl, Bradley; Seelig, Jenny – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2023
A large share of Wisconsin's 400+ school districts are rural, and nearly half of all students enrolled in public schools statewide attend rural schools. Persistent challenges faced by rural districts in attracting and retaining educators, however, are contributing to an increasingly dire situation for the state's rural communities. This report…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Recruitment
Shafer Willner, Lynn – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2023
To comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and related U.S. Department of Education peer review guidance, state education agencies must provide evidence demonstrating clear alignment (technically referred to as correspondence) between their K-12 English language proficiency standards and their academic content standards. This technical…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, English
Willner, Lynn Shafer – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2023
This 15-page document provides a high-level summary and key excerpts from WCER Working Paper No. 2023-3 (ED631017). Readers should consult the full working paper for more in-depth detail and evidence, particularly in the extensive appendices. This technical summary reports on analyses conducted during the standards development process to establish…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, English
Halverson, Richard – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2023
This paper relates how leaders of a higher education program, the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network, sparked and managed innovation across communities of scholarship, research, and practice. This paper uses a "design narrative" method to describe how leaders orchestrated organizational change by bringing diverse…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Cooperation
Halverson, Erica; Martin, Caitlin; Bryant, Jalessa; Norman, Katherine; Probst, Caleb; Richards, Stephanie; Saplan, Kailea; Stoiber, Andy; Tunstall, Jonathan – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2023
A wealth of literature shows positive outcomes and experiences from arts learning, yet youth access to arts education has become significantly more inequitable over the past 30 years. Alongside the growing discourse around arts learning and equity issues, there is a recognized and persistent need for more research. We conducted a critical,…
Descriptors: Art Education, After School Programs, Access to Education, Equal Education
Wolfgram, Matthew; Pasqualone, Alexandra D. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2022
This paper analyzes how employers use discourse to ideologize the value of college internships--a historically emergent form of contingent, temporary, educational labor which has rapidly become a major feature of both higher education and labor relations in the United States (Frenette, 2015). The analysis is based on in-depth interviews with…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, College Students, Employers, Employer Attitudes
Molle, Daniella; Wilfrid, Jennifer; MacDonald, Rita; Westerlund, Ruslana; Spalter, Amanda – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2022
This paper discusses the purpose and content of the WIDA Framework for Equitable Instruction (FEI). The FEI is an instruction-focused resource designed to promote the equitable engagement in disciplinary learning and language development of multilingual learners. It complements the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework in that it…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Equal Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Wolfgram, Matthew – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2022
The paper introduces the history and politics of value formation at historically Black colleges/universities (HBCUs) and focuses on how cultural-institutional values associated with Black and minority servingness--such as Black empowerment, ethics of care, and community service--impact the work of educators to coordinate internship opportunities…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Black Colleges, Cultural Traits, Institutional Characteristics
Bell, Courtney; Phelps, Geoffrey; McCaffrey, Dan; Liu, Shuangshuang; Weren, Barbara; Glazer, Nancy; Forzani, Francesca – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2022
The recent turn toward core practices and practice-based teacher education has been accompanied by a growing literature on the definitions, pedagogies to teach, and assessments of core practices. Despite these developments, the field lacks core practices performance assessments designed to be used across course sections, courses, and subjects.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Practices, Teaching Skills, Performance Based Assessment
Bañuelos, Nidia – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2021
Created by LatCrit scholars in the mid-2000s, Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) is an antideficit framework for understanding educational inequality. Since its publication, Yosso's (2005) seminal paper on the topic has been cited thousands of times by scholars in fields as distinct as engineering, K-12 education, and public health. This paper…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, College Students, Cultural Background, Career Development
Hora, Matthew T.; Huerta, Adrian; Gopal, Anita; Wolfgram, Matthew – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2021
Internships are a widely promoted high-impact practice (HIP) across the postsecondary landscape, particularly among minority-serving institutions (MSIs), where internships are seen as potentially transformative vehicles for students' career success and social mobility. However, little research exists on how the design, implementation, and ultimate…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, College Students
Grant, Annaliese; Grodsky, Eric; Velazquez, Maria; Miesner, Rosie; Macgregor, Lyn; Blair, Elizabeth – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2021
Past research demonstrates the degree to which extracurricular activities, paid work, and major family responsibilities impinge on student academic trajectories. Largely absent from this body of work is consideration of the ways in which schools and teachers mitigate the adverse consequences of out-of-school obligations and choices on academic…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes, High School Teachers
Westerlund, Ruslana; Besser, Sharon – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2021
Lucy Calkins' curriculum "Units of Study for Writing" is a process approach to writing pedagogy used in thousands of elementary and middle schools in the United States and internationally (Teachers College Reading Writing Project, 2020). Process approaches have been highly influential on writing pedagogy for the past 30 years (Brisk,…
Descriptors: Process Approach (Writing), Units of Study, Grade 4, Multilingualism
Hora, Matthew T.; Lee, Changhee; Chen, Zi; Hernandez, Anthony – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2021
Internships and other forms of work-based learning are increasingly viewed as essential experiences for college students. Proponents point out that internships help students develop transferable skills, apply academic knowledge to authentic situations, develop professional networks, and facilitate students' socialization and entry into the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Internship Programs, School Closing
Peters, Jan W.; Campbell-Montalvo, Rebecca A.; Leibnitz, Gretalyn M.; Metcalf, Heather; Sims, Ershela L.; Lucy-Putwen, Andrea; Gillian-Daniel, Donald L.; Segarra, Verónica A. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2021
Professional societies (ProSs) are instrumental in shaping science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) cultural norms. Existing legacy structures designed to serve majority groups and constructed in service of dominant norms and values present a clear obstacle to attracting, retaining, and serving minoritized STEM professionals, such…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Sex Fairness, STEM Education, Professional Associations
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