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
Sep
01
Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, recently reported on teacher shortages that are hitting some districts in Wisconsin. And among the experts interviewed for this piece were Jeff Hamm and Peter Goff from UW-Madison’s School of Education. Hamm is the School’s associate dean of academic services, while Goff is a faculty member with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Aug
30
The Wisconsin State Journal recently published a report examining Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to provide new funding for the University of Wisconsin System in the state's 2017-19 budget based on a series of “performance” measures such as graduation rates and job placement statistics. Among the range of experts the State Journal interviewed for this report is UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman, an associate professor who studies higher education finance and policy with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Aug
26
UW-Madison’s Laura P. Minero is featured in the cover story of the most recent issue of Madison Magazine. The report is headlined: “Out of the shadows," and it explains how Minero is one of many undocumented Latino immigrants who’ve had a long journey to a better life in America — and how the journey is not over. Minero is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Thu
Aug
25
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad was among the range of experts recently interviewed by The Capital Times newspaper for a report headlined, “Critics howl in response to Ron Johnson’s call to replace college instructors with videos.” The Cap Times article begins: “Sen. Ron Johnson’s call to replace college classroom instructors with videos sounds like a corporate refrain that celebrates efficiency in education at the cost of effectiveness," said Conrad, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and a faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He also is the faculty director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Thu
Aug
25
UW-Madison’s Christine Pfund, a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, is featured in an extensive interview with ASBMB Today, published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Pfund is the director of one of WCER’s newer projects, the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. In the journal’s August issue, Pfund discusses her work in understanding, developing and implementing effective mentor training in STEM fields.
Mon
Aug
22
A front-page story in the Sunday, Aug. 21, Wisconsin State Journal put a much-deserved spotlight on Tim Gattenby and an outstanding UW-Madison program that’s geared toward training people with disabilities to find ways to get and stay fit. Gattenby is the coordinator of adaptive fitness and personal training with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. As the State Journal reports: “It’s a popular program that goes beyond physical therapy to help clients with all kinds of disabilities maintain active lifestyles while simultaneously training UW-Madison students to become a new breed of professionals in the medical field."
Fri
Aug
19
UW-Madison alumnus Terrance Green recently authored a commentary for Time magazine’s website that’s headlined, “5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask at Back-to-School Night.” Green earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2013. Today, he is an assistant professor of educational administration at the University of Texas at Austin.
Thu
Aug
18
NPR.org recently posted an article about Lynda Barry’s latest book, “The Greatest of Marlys.” This work reprints a collection of comics about the irrepressible Marlys Mullen, one of the stars of Barry's long-running "Ernie Pook's Comeek." Barry is an assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity with the School of Education’s Art Department, and a Discovery Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Tue
Aug
09
Reuters recently published a series of special reports examining security concerns related to the SAT college entrance exam. And among the experts the news agency turned to in an effort to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s James Wollack, a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. Wollack also is the director of UW-Madison’s Testing and Evaluation Services, and the UW System’s Center for Placement Testing.
Fri
Aug
05
The Capital Times recently published a report taking a look at Hillary Clinton’s promise of free college tuition, and the local newspaper used the expertise of UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman to put this hot-button topic in perspective. Hillman is an associate professor who studies higher education finance and policy with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
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