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
Jan
03
Madison’s local CBS affiliate, WISC-TV/Ch. 3, recently reported on the World Health Organization’s decision to include “excessive video gaming” in its draft of the 2018 International Classification of Diseases. UW-Madison’s Michael Beall explains to WISC that he believes this classification is a step backward for gaming, which he sees as a positive influence in people's lives. Beall is director of GEAR Learning, an educational gaming development center that is part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in the School of Education.
Thu
Dec
28
The online news magazine OZY.com earlier this month asked its readers, “Should private education be banned?” OZY.com then reached out to UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood to get her thoughts on the topic. “There’s something to be said for diversity in all sorts of ways, including diversity of how we deliver education,” Underwood tells OZY.com. “My concern about private schools mainly is their constant need for public money and their unwillingness, for the most part, to comply with accountability measures.”
Wed
Dec
27
Inside Higher Ed recently reported on two new academic research papers that are identifying some negative consequences linked to performance-based funding formulas being used in different places across the United States. And one of the new papers noted is from UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman, who has published several reports on this topic and is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Dec
20
Time magazine recently posted an article putting the spotlight on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ controversial first year, and UW-Madison’s Michael Apple was among the experts the publication reached out to in an effort to put these topics in perspective. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies.
Fri
Dec
15
UW-Madison’s Claudia Persico recently appeared on “Marketplace” to discuss Superfund sites. Persico is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her research interests include inequality, the intersection between environmental and education policy, and the influence of interventions and environmental conditions on children with disabilities.
Sat
Dec
09
UW-Madison’s KT Horning recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio about book recommendations this holiday season for children of all ages and their varying interests. Horning is director of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC). "One of the great thing about contemporary children’s books is there’s something for everyone," Horning told WPR’s "The Larry Meiller Show."
Thu
Dec
07
UW-Madison's Aristotle Georgiades and Gail Simpson are vying to make a new piece of art for Pennsylvania Park on Madison's east side, reports an article from The Capital Times. Georgiades and Simpson are professors of sculpture in the School of Education's Art Department. They are best known as the artistic team Actual Size Artworks, based in Stoughton. The art commission for the location in Pennsylvania Park is worth $40,000, and a panel of volunteers from the Madison Arts Commission with expertise as visual artists, musicians and educators chose Actual Size Artworks as one artist pair option for the neighborhood to consider.
Thu
Dec
07
UW-Madison's Helen Lee was featured in an article from the October/November 2017 issue of American Craft ​Magazine. Lee is a faculty member with the UW-Madison School of Education's Art Department.
Thu
Nov
30
Among the people the Post speaks with to address this nuanced topic is UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad, who has served as an expert witness and consultant in a range of high-profile civil rights cases involving higher education over the past several decades. Conrad has spent much of his career studying race and gender in higher education and has visited more than 50 historically black colleges and universities as part of his work with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. Conrad is a faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Nov
27
The Isthmus newspaper recently reviewed “Page 20,” a a contemporary, cross-cultural, multi-media dance concert from Jin-Wen Yu Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department. “Page 20” featured the award-winning choreography of Yu, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor who is celebrating 20 years with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
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