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
Dec
27
The Capital Times spoke with UW-Madison’s Rich Halverson for a recent cover story headlined, “The New Math.” This article examines recent trends in using tracking data in schools, focusing on the Madison Metropolitan School District's efforts to see which students are on track to graduate on time.
Wed
Dec
26
A report published by Alternet — “ ’Choice’ has become an excuse for charter and voucher schools to discriminate” — examines recent issues with discrimination in charter schools and voucher programs. Voucher and charter schools, although not technically a part of the public school system, receive public funds and are subject to federal laws, which ensure appropriate education to students with disabilities.
Mon
Dec
24
When Lexy Richardson, an undergraduate student majoring in rehabilitation psychology, arrived at UW-Madison in 2014, she had made her peace with stepping off the court. In a turn of events, Richardson was called back on the court during her sophomore season when then-coach Bobbie Kelsey added her to the roster as a walk-on, after a string of injuries on the team.
Wed
Dec
12
Last year, Moody’s Investor Service downgraded the credit outlook for higher education from “stable” to “negative.” This year, Moody’s predicts the same. The Chronicle of Higher Education responded to the credit-rating agency’s report, utilizing the expertise of UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman.
Tue
Dec
11
On Nov. 29, UW-Madison’s Kathleen Horning was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “The Larry Meiller Show” to discuss book recommendations for “children of all ages.” Horning, the director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), housed in the School of Education, gave viewers insight into the CCBC and suggestions on children's literature.
Thu
Dec
06
According to an article recently published by Wisconsin State Journal, Lake View Elementary School last year recorded 1,745 calls for behavior support, 10 percent of which involved a violent act.This year, UW-Madison’s dance/movement therapist and Dance Department Senior Lecturer Rena Kornblum is helping to reverse this trend by teaching a violence prevention class called “Peaceful Families, Peaceful Schools.”
Wed
Dec
05
UW-Madison alumna Kristina Navarro was recently interviewed by NJ Advance Media to talk about her plans for athletic leadership programs at the University of Rutgers. Navarro, now the senior associate athletic director for leadership development and strategic priorities at Rutgers, was once in the daunting role of student-athlete herself. Before earning her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2012, Navarro was a rower and a track and field athlete who shared a common struggle among student athletes.
Tue
Dec
04
UW-Madison’s Wyl Schuth recently appeared on National Public Radio’s “1A” program to discuss creative writing and the role it plays in veterans’ return and readjustment to civilian life. Schuth, a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, is an academic advisor with the School of Education’s Office of Education Academic Services. He also is the editor of The Deadly Writers Patrol, a literary journal that focuses on war and its aftermath. He believes that writing can help veterans express their suffering and resolve it, in part.
Mon
Dec
03
The UW-Madison Trans Research Lab (TRL) was the topic of an article recently published by Our Lives magazine. Lab founder Stephanie Budge, who is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, was interviewed by Our Lives, along with some members of the lab. The TRL, which was founded in August 2014, remedies the lack of research on trans issues by exploring mental and physical health needs and care for the transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming (TNG) community.
Fri
Nov
30
PBS “NewsHour” recently produced a segment for its Tuesday, Nov. 27, program headlined, “How schools are forced to close as rural populations dwindle.” Among the many experts interviewed for this report is UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood, who tells “NewsHour” that “lots of times, when a school closes in a small community, it closes a community.” 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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