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
Nov
16
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright was featured in a report from WISC-TV about his pioneering research in the field of forgiveness over the past three decades. Enright is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. In the report, Enright explains how he reframes forgiveness as a virtue, alongside justice and patience.
Fri
Nov
10
UW-Madison's Elizabeth Larson was featured in a WalletHub report as an expert answering questions about policy, weight and health. Larson is an associate professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Occupational Therapy program.
Thu
Nov
09
The research of UW-Madison's Julie Stamm was recently featured in a Capital Times article about how head injury concerns are affecting youth sports in Madison. Stamm is an associate lecturer with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. As research on the long-term neurological consequences of playing football comes out, youth leagues are making changes, such as new tackling strategies and protocols for handling concussions, reports the Cap Times.
Mon
Nov
06
UW-Madison's Diana Hess took part as a panel member in the Youth-Act conference at the University of Virginia examining current youth civic and political engagement. Hess is the dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. At the conference, Hess spoke about the fact public schools are built on the mission of preparing students to participate in a democratic society.
Thu
Nov
02
UW-Madison's Li Chiao-Ping's recent solo performance of her work "in medias res" in the "Dancing on the Ceiling" concert was reviewed in the Shepherd Express. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. The Shepherd Express review headline declares the show "a fabulous protest by women of stature." "With amazing strength and flexibility, Li took us from astonishment to astonishment against her recorded voice reciting an encyclopedic list of words and imperatives starting with 'be,'" writes John Schneider, the reviewer.
Thu
Oct
19
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about St. Louis teachers who promote social justice in their classrooms. “Where do you see people talking across their differences? You don’t see that in the American public,” McAvoy told the Post-Dispatch. “Schools are a really great place where we might actually be able to teach young people that there’s a value in hearing other people disagree with you." McAvoy is the director of The Discussion Project, and the program director for the Center for Ethics and Education, which is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education.
Tue
Oct
17
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in an article from The Baltimore Sun about how to talk about controversial topics in the classroom. The article details a Baltimore high school principal's mission to teach her students how to be empathetic citizens and discuss controversial topics effectively in a required class titled "Community Citizenship." McAvoy is program director of the Center for Ethics and Education and co-author with Dean Diana Hess of the book, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education.”
Fri
Oct
13
The Wisconsin State Journal recently featured a report from the Madison Education Partnership that examines the Madison Metropolitan School District's 4-year-old-kindergarten program enrollment, and how the 4k program helps the district move toward equity. The Madison Education Partnership is a joint research project between the UW-Madison School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the MMSD.
Thu
Oct
12
UW-Madison's J. Leigh Garcia was featured in the Isthmus newspaper for her artwork in conversation with immigration. Garcia is currently pursuing her master of fine arts degree through the School of Education's Art Department. Garcia's work is one half of the Overture Center's "¿Quiénes somos? (Who Are We?)" exhibition. As a Houston native and a descendant of grandparents who crossed the border illegally in the 1940s, she creates images that explore and call attention to issues that affect undocumented immigrants.
Tue
Oct
10
A recent report from Milwaukee's CBS affiliate, WDJT/Ch. 58, highlights the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) program and how a young student is using the program to supplement his education. WCATY is an outreach program from the UW-Madison's School of Education and aims to support an inclusive community of academically talented youth.
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