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...


Mon
May
08
UW-Madison's Jill Barnes was recently interviewed by Discover Magazine to provide commentary on a newly published study about endurance. Barnes is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. She leads the Barnes Lab within the Bruno Balke Biodynamics Laboratory, where she investigates potential risk factors for both cardiovascular disease and dementia. The Discover Magazine report is headlined: "With an Injection, Mice Nearly Double Their Endurance."
Thu
May
04
UW-Madison's Michael Apple was quoted in a recent article from The Capital Times about an educational philosophy called "unschooling." Apple is the School of Education's John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. In the article, Apple provides some context on the topic of families who choose to home school (or unschool) to allow more autonomy for children to learn at their own pace and discover their own interests.
Thu
Apr
27
UW-Madison’s Erika Bullock was quoted in a recent report from The Atlantic headlined, “How Does Race Affect a Student's Math Education?” The report examines how a new paper explores the ways in which “whiteness” reproduces racial advantages and disadvantages. Bullock is an assistant professor of mathematics education with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Fri
Apr
21
UW-Madison's Linn Posey-Maddox was quoted in a recent article from Education Week about how different levels of income affect parents' ability to participate at their children's schools. Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. In the article, she explains how even at economically diverse schools, social circles across parent groups often become segregated racially and economically.
Fri
Apr
21
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman ​recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) for a report about Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget entailing UW System campuses to be evaluated by set performance standards. Hillman told WPR that having different standards for each UW System campus would benefit both the System and the Legislature.
Wed
Apr
19
UW-Madison student Tannah Bauman was quoted in an article from The Capital Times about an art class that allows elementary-school students to explore sculptures and public art. Bauman is a student in the Arts Education program with the School of Education. "Buildementary: Outdoor Sculptures by Kids," is a 12-week art class at Madison's Lapham Elementary.
Tue
Apr
18
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman and Ellie Bruecker were quoted in an article from Inside Higher Ed about how the removal of a certain IRS tool for FAFSA applicants affects college students and application rates. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, while Bruecker is a Ph.D. student with that same department.
Fri
Apr
14
UW-Madison's Kathleen Horning recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Larry Meiller Show” to talk about how the books we read as children can influence people as adults. Horning is the director of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC). "I think a book can open up all sorts of worlds to a child. A child from a very young age who is exposed to books starts to find out what their own interests are," said Horning in the WPR interview.
Wed
Apr
12
Data from UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman, Ellie Bruecker, and Valerie Crespín-Trujillo was cited in an article in The Atlantic discussing the impact of ​recent changes to the FAFSA on student completion. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches higher education finance and policy, while Bruecker and Crespin-Trujillo are Ph.D. students in the department.
Sun
Apr
09
UW-Madison alumna Jennifer DeCubellis was featured by the StarTribune about her efforts leading a reform of Minnesota's child protection system. DeCubellis received her undergraduate degree in special education from the School of Education in 1992. Now, she's planning a $13 million overhaul of the child protection system in Hennepin County after taking over the top human services role one year ago. DeCubellis wants to focus on preventing abuse rather than waiting until after it happens to act.
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