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...


Fri
Nov
23
The Long Beach Press-Telegram recently profiled the work of UW-Madison alum F. King Alexander, who for the past five years has served as both president and chancellor at Louisiana State University. Alexander previously served as the president of Long Beach State University in California amidst budget cuts to higher education programs. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1996.
Mon
Nov
19
UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) was featured in a recent report from The Atlantic headlined, “The Radicalization of Bedtime Stories.” In this article, The Atlantic interviewed many experts to discuss the trajectory of messages in young adult literature, which has become more politically progressive. The report referenced the CCBC’s research about marginalized identities in children’s books.
Thu
Nov
15
Donna Shalala, a former chancellor at UW-Madison, was recently elected to Congress and will be representing Florida’s 27th congressional district. According to interviews in a report from Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Shalala has an impressive history of leadership, even before she ventured into politics. Among former colleagues and friends of Shalala interviewed for the Diverse Issues report is Gloria Ladson-Billings, a recently retired professor with the School of Education who cites Shalala as a mentor.
Mon
Nov
12
Following Tony Evers’ success in the gubernatorial race last week, Education Week released an article that discusses the impacts Evers’ time as governor could have on Wisconsin’s education system. Among the experts providing insight into the results of this contested election is UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood, the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Wed
Nov
07
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple is quoted in a recent news report from The Guardian headlined, “ ‘School is very oppressive’: why home-schooling is on the rise.” The deck headline explains: “Exams, rules, timetables: do teachers know what’s best for children? Increasing numbers of British parents don’t think so.” Apple tells The Guardian: “Even with evident shortcomings, schools provide a kind of ‘social glue,’ a common cultural reference point in our polyglot, increasingly multicultural society."
Mon
Nov
05
Madison Magazine recently announced the selection of 30 forward-thinking artists and organizations for its 2018 M List -- which this year is dedicated to “recognizing innovators in the arts who are helping make Madison one of the most innovative and creative cities in America.” And several of those being recognized have ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education.
Wed
Oct
31
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple appeared on NPR’s “On Point” program on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to talk about the “unschooling” movement. NPR reports: “Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the 'unschooling' movement.” Apple, the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies, expressed concerns about how this model would be followed by most people. "To me the issue is what do we do collectively? The vast majority of students in the United States will never see a self-directed learning program or an unschooled program," he says.
Tue
Oct
30
UW-Madison’s Kathleen Horning appeared on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday” program Oct. 28 for a discussion about “The Ever-Expanding Wizarding World” and the fact that it has been 20 years since readers in the United States were first introduced to the Harry Potter book series. As part of the discussion, Horning shared how children’s literature still has a long way to go when it comes to diversity. Horning directs the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center, which has been tracking diversity in children's books for more than three decades.
Fri
Oct
26
In her latest "Under the Law" column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, UW-Madison's Julie Underwood takes a look at how circuit courts have varied in their interpretations of the legal standard for identifying the best classroom placement for a child with disabilities. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Wed
Oct
24
CNN recently posted an in-depth report examining the efforts of a young activist in New Jersey to bring attention to the lack of diversity in children’s books. And among the experts CNN turns to in an effort to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Kathleen Horning, who heads the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC). The CCBC has tracked diversity, or the lack thereof, in children's books for more than three decades.
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