View lectures, photos, an overview and read a special publication about our celebration.
"Seven Questions" with Sara Goldrick-Rab
The cost of living while attending college comprises 50-80% of students’ annual expenses. Colleges estimate these costs in their official statistics, recognizing that to devote energy to school, students must have a way to pay for their room and board that doesn’t involve being at work all the time. In theory, students navigating poverty or otherwise lacking the necessary funds can qualify for financial aid. In practice, the supply of aid falls short of the demand, and many students go without daily necessities. Read more
“Seven Questions” with Aydin Bal
Aydin Bal is a researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and an assistant professor in rehabilitation psychology and special education in UW-Madison's School of Education. He is leading an initiative to improve equity in schools across Wisconsin by implementing Culturally Responsive Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS), a framework he developed to prompt locally meaningful and sustainable change in schools. Read more
U.S. student leaders meet in Madison to address academic achievement gaps.
Verona Area School District, UW-Madison host 16th annual MSAN Student Conference
An estimated 250 student leaders from high schools across 10 states will come together Oct. 7-10 for the 16th annual Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Student Conference, hosted by the Verona Area School District and the University of Wisconsin-Madison at The Madison Concourse Hotel.
This year’s theme is “Exploring Deeper Roots: Expose Roots that Cause Racial Inequities, Embrace Roots of Who You Are, and Empower to Take Action.” A broad range of students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds will be encouraged to dig deeply into their own experiences for ideas on how to eliminate barriers to learning and create a more equitable educational environment for students of color.
“As a group of educators who are predominantly white and hold power, we have to defer to the students, who are already a majority, who will become our new leaders in the future,” said Madeline Hafner, executive director of MSAN. “One of MSAN’s core principles is that we always involve students in decision-making and in creating answers to the problems that perplex us.” Read more