April 25, 2019
Thanks to everyone who made the second annual symposium a success! At this interactive and informative event, MMSD partners and UW-Madison researchers presented findings and engaged with attendees to dive deeper into the practice and policy implications of MEP research about early learning and student attendance. You can find summarized audience feedback and presenter slides on our Events Page. More information
The vision of the Madison Education Partnership (MEP) is to improve experiences and outcomes for all MMSD students and reduce gaps in opportunity and achievement.
MEP brings together the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in a locally based, nationally relevant, research-practice partnership. MEP joins research and practice by engaging in mutually defined, high-quality, problem-based research that contributes to policy, builds capacity, and strengthens practice.
Collaborating on MEP are UW Madison researchers and faculty; MMSD administration, teachers and staff; and stakeholders from the broader Madison community. The partnership enables research to be conducted more quickly and results released more efficiently—to advance strategies that benefit Madison students, families, and schools.
Transitioning to Kindergarten: What 3 RPPs Find on District-Led Programs
January 31, 2019, NNERPP Extra
Research-Practice Partnerships in Education
MEP co-directors, Eric Grodsky and Beth Vaade, appeared on the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty podcast on their series, Poverty Research & Policy Podcast.