Hire This Teacher!

June 27, 2010 | Blog

Welcome to a special new series of the Education Optimists: the Promising New Teachers Award! We aim to identify, praise,…

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April 21, 2010 | Blog

Congratulations to my wife, Sara Goldrick-Rab, who was one of only four academics named yesterday as a 2010 William T….

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Research: Attracting New Teachers to Urban Schools

September 22, 2009 | Blog

New research led by Tony Milanowski of the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides more evidence that increasing teacher pay may not…

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What is the Evidence on High-Tuition High-Aid Models?

April 26, 2009 | Blog

Inquiring minds want to know… and those of us optimistic about the future of education in this country, and the…

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UPDATE: Madison Initiative (redux)

March 30, 2009 | Blog

Students and families are continuing to weigh in. Here’s the latest from Madison-land… In “Tuition increase simply robbery” James Farrell…

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UPDATE: Madison Initiative

March 27, 2009 | Blog

UW-Madison’s chancellor is in the midst of spreading the good word about her Initiative for Undergraduates. On the surface, much…

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Time to Get Creative

March 26, 2009 | Blog

One of the hardest things about being a scholar of higher education is working at a university. Inevitably we’re seen…

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Sifting and Winnowing

March 25, 2009 | Blog

UW-Madison Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin’s Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, pitched as a way to improve both the quality and affordability…

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What I’m Worried About

January 3, 2009 | Blog

A new series for 2009, highlighting worries, concerns, and insecurities related to my academic life. I’m worried about our classified…

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UW-Madison: Researchers launch landmark study of financial aid

December 14, 2008 | Blog

Sara has been busy. Don’t believe me? Check out this press release that went out earlier this week from the…

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