WW Perspectives

Fall Newsletter

Twice a year we publish “Fellowship,” the newsletter of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. In this fall’s issue, you’ll find a range of stories: from expanding the MBA program to Senior Foreign Service appointments, MacArthur genius grants to perspectives on current world events. Keep an eye on your mailbox for your issue and, in […]


New Woodrow Wilson white paper focuses on clinical preparation for teacher candidates

Alternative pathways to teaching, national accreditation standards for teacher preparation programs, initiatives from teachers’ unions, studies from the U.S. Department of Education: More and more national stakeholders in teacher preparation are focusing on extended time in the classroom—up to a full year—as an alternative to traditional models of “student teaching.” So how are teacher education […]


Fellows win National Medals in Science and Technology/Innovation

Two more Woodrow Wilson Fellows join the ranks of the nation’s top scientists and innovators. In a ceremony at the White House on November 20, President Obama presented Robert Axelrod WF ’64, Mary Shaw WF ’65, and 17 other scientists with the prestigious award. Dr. Axelrod is a political scientist at the University of Michigan […]


Fellows receive National Book Award nods

Update: The 2014 National Book Award winners were Evan Osnos for Nonfiction, Phil Klay for Fiction, Louise Glück for Poetry, and Jacqueline Woodson for Young People’s Literature. Congratulations again to Drs. Demos and McLane!  Two Woodrow Wilson Fellows are among this year’s finalists for the National Book Awards, with winners to be announced on November […]


Why higher ed should care more about great public schools

This week, for American Education Week, business leaders, policy makers, and social entrepreneurs have been and will be commenting on the importance of K–12 education in creating opportunity in the American workforce. Everyone who speaks or writes will be praising the many ways in which public schools provide the basic preparation, especially in math and […]


“They don’t act like first-year teachers.”

Research continues to show that teaching is the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement. That’s why preparing strong teachers to lead in high-need STEM classrooms—starting with a full year of classroom experience along with their master’s work—is the focus of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship.


Woodrow Wilson Perspectives: Seven decades of leadership

World War II veterans were the very first Woodrow Wilson Fellows, and their Fellowships helped them prepare to teach in colleges and universities as a tidal wave of new undergraduates entered through the G.I. Bill. So maybe it’s especially appropriate that we’re launching this new online publication, WW Perspectives, on November 11, Veterans Day. Over […]



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