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...


Tue
Oct
16
Wisconsin Life recently produced an in-depth look at the remarkable work of UW-Madison’s Helen Lee, who is a master glassblower. Lee is a faculty member with the School of Education’s Art Department, where she heads the university’s highly regarded Glass Lab. “Glass has this really alien behavior,” muses Lee. “How do you interact with something that’s changing its behavior as you work with it? It’s just really captivating to me.” The report explains how Lee’s glass artwork has been exhibited across the globe and how growing up bilingual, much of her work explores language.
Fri
Oct
12
Education Week recently put out a special report that takes an in-depth look at what skills students need for the workplace and among the range of experts Education Week uses to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora. He is a research scientist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and the director of UW-Madison’s Center for College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), which is housed within WCER.
Wed
Oct
10
The Capital Times newspaper used the cover of its Oct. 3 edition to put the spotlight on four talented artists with ties to the School of Education’s Art Department. The artists being featured are: Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, who recently started his second year with the Art Department’s master of fine arts program; Tomiko Jones, a photographer and new faculty member with the Art Department; Evan Gruzis, an alumnus who earned his BFA from the Art Department in 2002; and Alaura Borealis, who earned an undergraduate degree from the Art Department in 2012.
Wed
Oct
10
UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker studies FAFSA completion rates and is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. When it comes to FAFSA completion rates, Bruecker says, "Wisconsin's got some work to do." Bruecker adds in the USA Today-Network Wisconsin report: "We’ve tracked completion last year and this year, but the patterns we noted in the (2016 study) are pretty consistent. We really haven't done anything to close the gaps in socioeconomic and race."
Fri
Oct
05
Kate Corby's duet "Passing," performed last week as part of the 2018 Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, was reviewed by Lauren Warnecke for See Chicago Dance. Warnecke describes the duet as a "sort of purgatory" which plagues the dancers as they battle through a "beautiful boxing match." She writes that the pairing of dancers Erin Kilmurray and Mikey Rioux is "organic and natural" and refers to the piece as "a divine comedy." Corby is an associate professor and chair of the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Fri
Oct
05
Inside Higher Ed recently reported on the new “myStudentAid” mobile app that’s designed to help more applicants finish the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). And among the experts the digital media outlet used in putting this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker, a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Bruecker notes that she doesn’t expect the mobile app to move the needle for FAFSA completion among low-income students and students of color -- those who are most in need of federal assistance.
Thu
Oct
04
The Wisconsin State Journal recently posted a report about Breathe For Change (B4C), a Madison-based company that’s designed to enhance the health and well-being of teachers, students and school communities through yoga, mindfulness and social-emotional learning. Breathe for Change was founded by Ilana Nankin, who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2016. The State Journal reports: “The company runs the world’s only 200-hour Wellness and Yoga Teacher Training for Educators, and offers an app with recorded meditations and yoga classes as well as live interactive video sessions with wellness experts. It now employs 20 full-time team members and 125 part-time trainers, and has certified over 2,000 educators positively impacting over 250,000 students across the country.”
Tue
Oct
02
The work of UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Graue was recently showcased in a “Research Minutes” podcast hosted on the CPRE Knowledge Hub website. As states increasingly call for standards-based Pre-K programs, teachers and administrators often struggle to balance traditional child development practice with external standards and policies. Graue is the lead author of a new, multi-state, comparative case study titled "What Guides Pre-K Programs?" In the podcast, Graue discusses her findings and their implications for Pre-K administrators, teachers and policymakers.
Sat
Sep
29
The Isthmus newspaper recently highlighted the First Nations Cultural Landscape Tours on the UW-Madison campus, which are led by the School of Education's Aaron Bird Bear. Bird Bear and Omar Poler, UW-Madison’s American Indian Curriculum Services coordinator, lead groups on about 80 tours per year. “Once you go on the tour, you can’t unsee the landscape,” Bird Bear tells Isthmus. “It permanently alters your perception of this place.”
Mon
Sep
24
UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson is featured in a special edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education as the magazine showcases the accomplishments of distinguished professors of color. Diverse Issues reports that Jackson was the first African American to be selected by UW-Madison as a Vilas Distinguished Professor in 2012. “I was very pleased that my department, School of Education and university felt that my body of work, including my contributions on campus, warranted the distinction,” Jackson tells Diverse. The report continues: “An expert on hiring practices, career mobility, workforce diversity and workplace discrimination in hiring education, Jackson has emerged as a national thought leader ... "
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