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...


Wed
Jun
22
Education Week recently published a report headlined, “The ‘Maker’ Movement Is Coming to K-12: Can Schools Get It Right?” UW-Madison’s Erica Halverson is among the range of experts -- from a number of fields -- interviewed for this in-depth report. The associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction tells Education Week, "The fear out there is that schools have to choose between making and academic work, but empirically that turns out not to be true."
Mon
Jun
20
The Business Insider recently posted an article headlined, “Here's why you shouldn't pressure kids to be successful in only one sport.” The report is based on a study out of UW-Madison that found high school athletes who focus on a single sport appear more likely to have knee and hip injuries. David Bell, an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, is the lead author of the study. It is co-authored by, among others, Department of Kinesiology Ph.D. students Eric Post and Stephanie Trigsted.
Thu
Jun
09
UW-Madison’s Jerlando F.L. Jackson is quoted in a recent Diverse Issues in Higher Education news report headlined, “Brown University Making Bold Bid to Assure Diversity and Inclusion.” Jackson, who is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, tells Diverse Issues: “The nation should be watching with a careful eye, because if one of the nation’s best institutions ... and one of the most well-resourced institutions who have taken a bold stance on inclusivity fails, what does that mean for other institutions that do not have any of those luxuries?”
Wed
Jun
08
Looking to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in drama? According to a recent article in The Hollywood Reporter (THR), UW-Madison’s Department of Theatre and Drama is among the top ​places in the world from which to receive an MFA. The story begins: “New York or L.A. (or Wisconsin)? Stanislavski or Meisner (or Disney)? Picking an acting school can be a Hamlet-like melodrama all its own, as THR surveys the experts to rank the best places to get a graduate degree.” UW-Madison checks in at No. 24. The Department of Theatre and Drama is housed within the School of Education.
Wed
Jun
08
The Atlantic on June 6 published a short article headlined, “The Professional Burdens of Being a ‘Model Minority.’ ” The report by Adia Harvey Wingfield examines how “stereotypes about Asian Americans are often held up as proof that racial labels can be flattering, but they subtly produce a number of problems in schools and offices.” And among the resources The Atlantic uses in its efforts to put this topic in perspective is research conducted by UW-Madison’s Stacey Lee, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Tue
Jun
07
Wisconsin Public Radio and WISC-TV/Ch. 3 interviewed award-winning author Jacqueline Briggs Martin during her recent visit to Madison and Milwaukee to promote Read on Wisconsin, a statewide online literacy program administered by UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC). Read On Wisconsin is aimed at pre-kindergarten through high school students across the state and promotes high-quality books throughout the year. Each month features one or two recommended books for children and teens in five different age groups. One of Martin’s books, “Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table,” is a Read On Wisconsin selection for Intermediate age readers this summer.
Fri
Jun
03
WISCAPE Director Noel Radomski was quoted in ​a Capital Times article discussing shortcomings in UW-Madison’s PEOPLE program.
Thu
Jun
02
The Isthmus newspaper’s May 26 cover story is a profile of UW-Madison alumna Karin Wolf, who earned her master’s degree from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2006. The article is headlined, “Creative force: Karin Wolf is a tireless advocate for art.” This Isthmus report also notes Faisal Abdu’Allah’s work with at-risk teens. He is a professor with the School of Education’s Art Department.
Wed
Jun
01
Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, recently featured the new non-profit Breathe for Change that was launched by UW-Madison alumna Ilana Nankin. Breathe for Change is an organization that trains teachers in yoga and mindfulness techniques. It was started by Nankin while she was pursuing her Ph.D. with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Nankin received her doctorate and graduated in May.
Wed
May
25
UW-Madison’s Jerlando F.L. Jackson recently spoke with The Madison Times about the potential implications associated with the faculty senate’s vote of no confidence in the leaders of the UW System on May 2. Jackson is UW-Madison's Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and is the director and chief research scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), which is housed in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). He is a faculty member with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
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