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
Apr
24
UW-Madison’s Aaron Bird Bear can be seen on an episode of the Milwaukee PBS program "Around the Corner with John McGivern." The second episode which covers Madison, this segment gives insight into some of Madison’s lesser known features. Bird Bear developed the First Nations Heritage Tour to promote understanding of the history of Madison’s landscapes and address major racial equity issues.
Mon
Apr
22
The School of Education’s Art Department recently turned an underused space into a new gallery called Backspace. Tone, a local cultural news outlet, reported on this new space. Doug Rosenberg, a professor of video, performance, and installation art and chair of the Art Department, tells Tone he had noticed an old loading dock in the Arts Lofts building that was filled with forgotten furniture and junk. Rosenberg tells Tone, though, that it “was an artist’s dream space.”
Fri
Apr
19
The latest Under the Law column for Kappen magazine from UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood, titled “Favoring a religion or encouraging respect? A legal challenge to an anti-bullying program,” focuses on the line between protection and favoritism in schools.
Thu
Apr
18
Research from UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) was shared in an article from The Guardian examining the growth of diversity in children's books — as were thoughts on the topic from CCBC Director Kathleen Horning. According to The Guardian, the U.S. has seen seismic shifts in children’s publishing. However, Horning warns that there was also beginnings of what seemed to be genuine change in the late 1960s and 1980s that stopped.
Wed
Apr
17
The expertise of UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson was highlighted in an Education Week blog post on personalized learning. Halverson, the School of Education’s associate dean for innovation, outreach, and partnerships, has spent the last few years watching personal learning in action at American public schools. Based on Halverson’s interview and presentation, Education Week came up with five questions educators, administrators, and policymakers need to be asking when it comes to personalized learning.
Mon
Apr
15
UW-Madison’s Walter Stern published an op-ed with the New Orleans Advocate newspaper earlier this month, making the case for New Orleans to compensate African-Americans for past discrimination. Stern is a historian of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. He is the author of a 2018 book titled, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960.” Stern remarks that “a key consequence of segregation, like slavery before it, was the redistribution of capital from black to white hands.” He calls for action from the city after 300 years of a persisting wealth gap between black and white New Orleanians.
Fri
Apr
12
The podcast Fresh Ed recently started an education and law mini-series, the first episode of which includes an interview with UW-Madison’s Julie Mead. Mead is the School of Education’s associate dean for education, and a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. On this episode, they discuss Mead’s recent report, co-written with Suzanne Eckes, titled “How School Privatization Opens the Door for Discrimination.” They touch on issues related to voucher programs and charter schools.
Thu
Apr
11
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism recently published a story on civics education featuring the expertise of UW-Madison’s Diana Hess. Hess serves as the dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Hess, who used to teach social studies at the high school level, remarks that it was difficult to include civics education into her history curriculum. Unlike many other states, Wisconsin does not require a dedicated civics course.
Wed
Apr
10
Education Dive recently published an article on school resource officer (SRO) training, which features the expertise of Katie Eklund. According to Education Dive, demand for school resource officers in on the rise — and so is the demand that SROs participate in social-emotional learning (SEL) training. Eklund is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology and the co-director of the Madison Education Partnership.
Tue
Apr
02
A recent ScienceNews report — headlined “Robots are becoming classroom tutors, But will they make the grade?”— features the work of UW-Madison’s Joseph Michaelis, a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology.
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