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...


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.
Sun
Apr
09
UW-Madison's John Hitchcock, Tom Jones and Truman Lowe from the Art Department were recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal for their work in the Promega Spring Art Showcase, "Native Art Evolving."
Sat
Apr
08
UW-Madison alumna Laura Kalmes is founding a new private elementary school in Bloomington, Ill., called Bloom Community School, the Pantagraph reports. Kalmes earned a master’s degree in 2009 and a Ph.D in 2015, both from from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. Kalmes also earned a minor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Bloom Community School will serve about 50 students from grades K-5 in its pilot year. Its academic curriculum is project-based, and children will be taught in mixed-age classrooms.
Sat
Apr
08
UW-Madison’s Peter Goff recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program to talk about Tony Evers securing his third term as Wisconsin’s superintendent for public instruction. Goff said Evers had a message of positivity and hope that helped him gain the support of public school teachers. "(Evers) is really seen as a champion for teachers, supporting what they do, their professionalism and how they get the job done," said Goff.
Wed
Apr
05
Kathleen Horning, the director of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), was recently interviewed by The Horn Book Magazine about the CCBC's annual study on the amount of diversity, and lack thereof, in children's books. The CCBC has a long-running tradition of documenting books it receives that are by or about people of color, or from First/Native Nations. The Horn Book Magazine's interview with Horning examined the results from this year's study, as well as the results' trends over the years.
Tue
Apr
04
Madison’s local NBC affiliate, WMTV-Ch. 15, recently produced a report about UW-Madison’s Early Morning Fitness Class that’s administered through the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Bonnie Loughran, who leads the class for women over the age of 40, is a UW-Madison alumna, with undergraduate degrees in dance and physical education, and a master’s from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Mon
Mar
27
In her latest Under the Law column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood takes a look at the mixed messages about guns and schools. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Tue
Mar
21
The work of UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is highlighted in an April 2017 report in The Atlantic that’s headlined, “What Your Therapist Doesn’t Know.” The deck headline reads: “Big Data has transformed everything from sports to politics to education. It could transform mental-health treatment, too — if only psychologists would stop ignoring it.” Goldberg is a Ph.D. student with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Mon
Mar
20
A recent article from the Capital Times explores a program providing support for African American girls at Hawthorne Elementary School that is called Circles of Support. Ashley Lauren Smith, a Ph.D student with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies, co-facilitates the fourth grade girls' group in the program. Smith's research focuses on African American girls and school discipline.
Mon
Mar
20
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in a report from the Associated Press on the topic of teachers sharing their own personal political viewpoints. McAvoy is currently the program director of the Center for Ethics and Education. She also is an alumna of the School of Education, having earned her doctorate in philosophy of education from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Policy Studies. McAvoy says teachers should not shy away from political discussion in the classroom, because schools should act as a space for students to challenge ideas and consider different viewpoints while developing their personal beliefs.
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