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
Mar
15
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman is quoted in an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about how Gov. Scott Walker's performance-based funding plan will affect different campuses across the UW System. In the budget plan from Walker, state funding for the UW System would be divided among the campuses by ranking the different schools against each other and considering performance factors such as average time to degree and overall graduation rates. Under this proposal from the governor, a report from Hillman finds that UW-Madison would be a winner, while UW-Milwaukee and UW-Parkside would lose out.
Mon
Mar
06
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education about Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to make certain student fees optional across the University of Wisconsin System. Hillman examined the proposed changes in one of his graduate classes, and told the Chronicle of Higher Education that he and the class found the current policy of using student fees for bulk purchases is effective.
Fri
Mar
03
Diverse Issues in Higher Education recently published a report examining how “some colleges and universities are taking bold steps to even the playing field when hiring and retaining female faculty and staff.” And among the experts Diverse turns to in putting this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Jerlando F.L. Jackson, the university’s Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education. "Unpacking how these gaps continue to exist, albeit with some progress, requires both a close look at the institutions and individuals involved," Jackson tells Diverse Issues.
Thu
Mar
02
The Capital Times recently put the spotlight on UW-Madison alumnus Sean Frazier, who is helping student-athletes excel in life beyond sports. Frazier earned a master’s degree from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2015. Frazier also ran many of the day-to-day operations of the UW athletics department until 2013, when he left to become the athletic director at Northern Illinois University.
Tue
Feb
28
The expertise of the School of Education's Nicholas Hillman was recently featured in an article from the Capital Times newspaper that explores some of the responsibilities of higher education faculty members. The article is headlined: "UW faculty classroom hours don't tell the whole story, professor says." UW-Madison faculty taught in the classroom an average of 5.9 hours a week in the fall of 2015, the article states. But Hillman explains why those numbers are misleading.
Sat
Feb
25
UW-Madison’s Peter Goff recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program to talk about the race for superintendent of public instruction in Wisconsin. Incumbent state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers easily won the primary election on Feb. 14, earning the right to defend his position in the April 4 election against voucher advocate Lowell Holtz, a retired Whitnall School District superintendent. Goff is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who is an expert on K-12 educational policy, leadership evaluation and development, and hiring and selection practices.
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."
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