MISSION

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.


NEWS

NEWS ARTICLE
Why student absences aren’t the real problem in America’s ‘attendance crisis’

October 27, 2021, The Conversation


NEWS ARTICLE
New research looks at student sense of belonging in Madison middle schools

October 11, 2021, The Cap Times


NEW PUBLICATION
The Signaling Power of Unexcused Absence from School

October 8, 2021, Educational Policy


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