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...


Thu
Aug
15
The Wisconsin State Journal recently posted an article about Travis Wiltjer, who will be playing football this year for the Badgers as a graduate student transfer. Wiltjer, the article notes, will be pursuing master’s degree work with UW–Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Aug
14
Time magazine recently interviewed UW-Madison’s Geoffrey Borman about his new study that indicates a brief and low-cost intervention done early in the school year can lead to higher grades, better attendance, and fewer behavioral problems for sixth graders embarking on their stressful first year of middle school. Borman is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Aug
12
The Atlanta Black Star recently utilized research conducted by UW–Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center for a report headlined, “More Children’s Books Feature Animals Than Black People; Black Publishers Are Working to Change That.” The CCBC is housed within the UW-Madison School of Education. Since 1985 the CCBC has published an annual report tracking the number of children’s books by and about people of color and from First/Native Nations.
Fri
Aug
09
UW–Madison’s Nicholas Hillman recently appeared on WORT-FM’s “A Public Affair” program for a segment titled, “The Real Cost of College.” Hillman, an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, helps listeners “get a full picture of the cost of attendance, the generational divide when it comes to college, proposed solutions at the university and federal levels, and the importance of higher education for aspiring students.”
Mon
Jul
29
Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) shared a report that notes the work of UW-Madison's Julie Stamm and the Department of Kinesiology's efforts to better engage with students in large lectures. Started in 2016, the Redesigning for Active Learning in High-Enrollment Courses (REACH) initiative at UW–Madison is aimed at increasing engagement and attendance in large lecture classes. While some teachers are choosing not to implement REACH in their classrooms, Stamm, who is an associate lecturer with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, has embraced it in her human anatomy course that has several hundred students in it.
Tue
Jul
23
New Orleans CBS affiliate, WWL-TV, showcased “Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” a 2018 book authored by UW-Madison’s Walter Stern. He is a historian of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.Stern explains that it was evident to him at a young age that the city was segregated. According to Stern, schools had a strong hand in shaping the racial order and urban landscape of New Orleans.
Mon
Jul
22
An ESPN report from Baxter Holmes showcases important research from UW-Madison's David Bell on the potential dangers associated with youth sports specialization. Bell is a faculty member with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology and its athletic training program. Bell also is director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL).
Fri
Jul
19
UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman was featured in an Insider Higher Education story on new state laws requiring the completion of the FAFSA. The article focuses on Texas, which became the second state to require FAFSA completion. With few states seriously scaling up their student aid programs, boosting FAFSA completion may be the most effective way to get more financial support to college students who need it, he tells Inside Higher Ed.
Tue
Jul
16
Education Week recently noted the research of the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) in an article headlined, "Teachers push for books with more diversity, fewer stereotypes." The CCBC is housed within the UW-Madison School of Education. it publishes an annual report tracking the number of children's books by and about people of color and from First/Native Nations. the center started tracking these numbers in 1985, documenting them in their annual best books listing, "CCBC Choices" publication. Today, the CCBC also maintains a web page devoted to multicultural literature, including lists of recommended titles by age group.
Mon
Jul
15
Kevin Reilly is the author of a commentary recently published by Inside Higher Ed that's headlined, "Common Sense on Colleges and Work-Force Development." Reilly is the former president of the University of Wisconsin System and he holds an appointment as a Regent Professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He is also a senior fellow at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
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