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
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.
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 ... "
Sun
Sep
23
The Chronicle of Higher Education published a commentary from Kevin Reilly headlined, “There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Model for Student Success.” 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. Reilly’s commentary notes that about 17 million undergraduates are in American colleges, and they are more diverse than ever before. And he asks, "How should we define and deliver a quality education to all of them?”
Fri
Sep
21
Multiple researchers and a non-profit organization are telling ThinkProgress.org that the research cited in an Education Department proposal for eliminating an Obama-era rule to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges is misrepresented to incorrectly justify those plans. UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman is among those saying that the Education Department is misrepresenting his research findings.
Thu
Sep
13
The groundbreaking video game work of UW-Madison’s Gear Learning was featured in a recent report from Madison’s local CBS affiliate, WISC-TV/Ch. 3. Gear Learning is a game development studio housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research and led by Michael Beall. The WISC report explains how new research out of UW-Madison shows that a video game may have the power to help children develop empathy and socially beneficial behaviors such as generosity.
Mon
Sep
10
UW-Madison’s Bianca Baldridge is the author of an op-ed that explains how afterschool youth work can be both beneficial and harmful, as it perpetuates deficit-based narratives that frame black and Latinx youth as culturally deprived, academically unmotivated, and in need of saving. Baldridge is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is a sociologist of education and youth worker, and the author of the forthcoming book, “Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work."
Fri
Sep
07
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood takes a look back at some important Supreme Court rulings for education during the tumultuous 2017-18 Supreme Court term 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.
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