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Institute for Urban Education: Special Journal Issue

The IUE research team guest edited a special section of the interdisciplinary journal Behavior and Social Issues that highlights literacy and social justice. The special section will be available in Spring 2024. For details, please see the Behavior and Social Issues journal webpage.

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Literacy and Social Justice Project

This project seeks to increase early literacy outcomes for students in Wisconsin by empowering their teachers to use research-based literacy instruction in classrooms. Please email if you are interested in participating in the IUE’s Literacy Project.

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Research and Dissemination

The IUE conducts and disseminates research to pre-service and in-service educators. Opportunities for UW-System students, PK-12 educators, and education researchers to participate in our projects are available. Please email us at for more information.

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IUE Libguides are subject guides and resources about culturally relevant pedagogy housed on the UWM Libraries website.

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Research Advisory Committee

The IUE Research Advisory Committee is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research team comprised of UW System colleagues and partner stakeholders. This committee investigates educational practices for urban school districts. Please email if you are interested in participating in the IUE research advisory board or are looking for more information on IUE research projects.