UW-Madison School of Education - In the Media

School of Education "In the Media"

Our programs, students, alumni, faculty and staff are often quoted or featured in local, regional and national media. Read below for what they've had to say...


Fri
Apr
20
UW-Madison's Walter Stern recently published an op-ed in The Advocate examining voting rights for people on probation and parole, and the history of Louisiana's 1974 Constitution. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. His research focuses on the historical intersection of race and education in the urban United States. His current book project, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” will be published by Louisiana State University Press in May 2018.
Wed
Apr
18
UW-Madison's Lisa Cadmus-Bertram's expertise was recently featured by WalletHub in an article about the Boston Marathon. Cadmus-Bertram is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. She directs the Wisconsin Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab. Cadmus-Bertram answered two questions in an "Ask the Experts" section, along with a panel of other selected experts in the article.
Mon
Apr
16
UW-Madison's John Diamond recently gave a presentation in Evanston, Illinois, that was featured in The Daily Northwestern. Diamond is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Diamond and Amanda Lewis, a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, presented their research from their book, "Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools." Diamond spoke about two dynamics in particular that contribute to inequality in high-achieving schools: opportunity hoarding and organizational routines.
Wed
Apr
04
WisconsinEye recently produced and released a “Morning Minute” video highlighting a keynote presentation delivered by UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess at the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies’ (WCSS) 2018 Conference. The theme for this year’s WCSS Conference was, “The Relevance of Social Studies: Conflict, Controversy and Change.” Hess, who holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, is uniquely qualified to speak on these timely topics as she co-authored the award-winning book, "The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education."
Mon
Apr
02
The Wisconsin State Journal recently put the spotlight on an upcoming production of “The Laramie Project” by the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama. The show runs April 12 to 29 in Vilas Hall’s Hemsley Theatre. In October 1998, 21-year-old Mathew Shepard was a University of Wyoming student who was kidnapped, brutally beaten and left for dead outside Laramie, Wyoming. His death and the aftermath of the trial uncovered an ugly story of homophobia, hate, alienation, and intolerance. Members of the Tectonic Theatre developed a powerfully theatrical mosaic of a community forced to look at the darkness of humanity and searching to find compassion and understanding.
Fri
Mar
30
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood examines teacher tenure rules in her latest "Under the Law" column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education. Underwood writes: “Originally enacted to protect against potential evils in state and local employment systems, such as nepotism, arbitrary dismissal, and political favoritism, tenure has become a common expectation of teacher employment. State teacher tenure laws are not a job guarantee but rather protection against arbitrary or politically motivated maltreatment. But is tenure on the way out?”
Wed
Mar
28
Madison’s Capital Times newspaper reported on a bill introduced last week to create a 19-member blue ribbon panel to identify strengths and weaknesses of the UW System and to set a course for the system’s future. The Cap Times reports how the bill, introduced by Rep. Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point, came about after “hundreds of demonstrators occupied the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point administration building to protest proposed cuts to liberal arts programs.” In an effort to put this topic in perspective, the Cap Times spoke with UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman.
Thu
Mar
22
The artwork of UW-Madison's Adriana Barrios was recently featured by the Badger Herald. Barrios is currently earning her MFA with the School of Education's Art Department, with an emphasis in printmaking. Barrios earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas-San Antonio and participated in a residency program in Florence, Italy. Barrios works to bring awareness to the dangerous impacts people are having on the environment through her art, specifically in printmaking, photography and video.
Thu
Mar
15
The New York Times recently featured the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) in two articles -- one being a personal essay about representation in "A Wrinkle in Time," and another about the diversity of black characters in children's books. The CCBC, which is housed within UW-Madison's School of Education, has a long-running tradition of documenting books it receives that are by or about people of color, or from First/Native Nations. The New York Times articles cite the CCBC's statistics from the most recent report, which found that out of 3,500 children's books published in the U.S. that it reviewed this past year, 116 were by black authors and 319 were about African-American characters.
Tue
Mar
13
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora was quoted by The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article about the value of a liberal arts degree. The article explores different narratives liberal arts degrees have taken on over the years, as well as the workplace skills employers are looking for. "Problem solving in a thermodynamics course is different than learning how to problem-solve in a sociology course about interracial dialogue," Hora told The Chronicle
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