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
Feb
24
A recent report from NPR.org uses the expertise of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) for an article about how authors and illustrators of color only accounted for 22 percent of books published in 2016. NPR explains how the CCBC started keeping track of these statistics in 1985 after requests from teachers who had mostly students of color but couldn't find books to reflect their experiences. "And in some cases, they were looking for books that didn't exist," CCBC Director Kathleen Horning tells NPR.
Thu
Feb
23
Taylor Kuhn, a UW-Madison student who will graduate in May with a degree from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, was recently featured in a Wisconsin State Journal report as her days as a role player with the Badgers women’s basketball team winds to a close. The report notes that Kuhn earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last season and after graduating in May with a degree in kinesiology, she plans to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant.
Wed
Feb
22
UW-Madison's Anna Lehner was featured by Edge Effects for a discussion about "extinct languages, ice cores and ancient air, and her reintroduction of Morse code through tap dance." Lehner is a Master of Fine Arts student with the School of Education's Art Department. Edge Effects is a digital magazine produced by graduate students at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), which is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Tue
Feb
14
Research from UW-Madison’s Claudia Persico was recently noted in a New York Times op-ed by Thomas B. Edsall headlined, “Integration Works. But Can It Survive the Trump Era?” Persico is a multidisciplinary, economics-oriented policy scholar interested in inequality, education and early childhood health.In the study highlighted by the New York Times, Persico and co-authors found that a "10 percent increase in per-pupil spending each year for all 12 years of public school leads to 0.27 more completed years of education, 7.25 percent higher wages, and a 3.67 percentage-point reduction in the annual incidence of adult poverty; effects are much more pronounced for children from low-income families."
Tue
Feb
14
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was recently quoted in two news articles from the Wisconsin State Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Gov. Scott Walker's 2017-19 budget proposals. The Wisconsin State Journal article is headlined: "Experts see flaws in Scott Walker's plan for UW System performance funding." Hillman has studied performance-based funding extensively, and the State Journal quotes Hillman on some of the potential issues with Walker's plans. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article is headlined, "Scott Walker proposes ranking UW campuses to divide new money," and it quotes Hillman saying studies show it is better to judge each campus individually rather than pitting schools against one another in this performance-based funding model.
Mon
Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman and Peter Goff appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program last week to talk about Gov. Scott Walker’s newly released 2017-19 state budget proposal that calls for more money –- and reforms –- for education in Wisconsin. Both are faculty members with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Check out what each had to say on this important topic.
Fri
Feb
10
Professor Jin-Wen Yu’s “Re-Place,” performed during the Madison Ballet's midwinter concert, "BARE," was said to be "by far the best of the three pieces he’s set on Madison Ballet over the last few years," according to Susan Kepecs in Cultural Oyster. Yu is chair of the Dance Department within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Fri
Feb
10
A Madison365.com article features the work of UW-Madison's Michael Dando, along with the City of Madison and several other partners, in offering a hip-hop architecture and education camp for youth during Black History Month. Dando is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Tue
Feb
07
Students with UW-Madison's occupational therapy and nursing programs are gaining valuable experience working together in interprofessional learning sessions led by the School of Education's Debbie Bebeau, the School of Nursing's Paula Jarzemksy and other faculty members. A report on this topic, headlined "Teaching Teamwork," appears in the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the School of Nursing's alumni magazine (See pages 4-6). The article is written by Jennifer Garrett.
Mon
Feb
06
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero is featured in the cover story of the most recent Capital Times newspaper. The report is headlined: “ 'We certainly are afraid': Undocumented children of immigrants hope Trump won’t erase recent gains.” When she was a child, Minero and her parents immigrated to the United States from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Today, Minero is a Ph.D. student with School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and an outspoken advocate for immigration reform.
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