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...


Mon
Jan
09
In recent years, The Capital Times newspaper has asked Madisonians to share “bright ideas” they have for the upcoming year. And among the people being featured by the Cap Times in 2017 is UW-Madison’s Meg Mitchell. The faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department will be assembling a hoppy art installation on the rooftop of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
Thu
Jan
05
The Hechinger Report recently produced an article that examines how state budget cuts to higher education across the nation have hit colleges that serve the neediest students the hardest. Among the experts interviewed in an effort to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman. The associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis notes that some higher education policies aren't just reinforcing inequality -- they're exacerbating it.
Tue
Jan
03
Madison’s local CBS affiliate, WISC-TV/Ch. 3, recently put the spotlight on a research project that’s being led by UW-Madison’s Lisa Cadmus-Bertram. The 12-week randomized trial is examining if a Fitbit and online coaching can help cancer survivors remain more active. Cadmus-Bertram is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, and director of the Wisconsin Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab.
Mon
Jan
02
Madison365.com recently put the spotlight on an innovative art program that’s designed to provide a creative space for at-risk or court-involved youth. Among those helping out with the "Making Justice" program, Madison365.com reports, is Faisal Abdu’Allah and Carlos Gacharná. Abdu’Allah is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, while Gacharná is a recent UW-Madison graduate who majored in art.
Mon
Dec
26
The online news magazine Madison365 recently released its list of 2016’s “Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin.” And among those being recognized this year is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education who was recently elected president of the National Academy of Education. Madison365 also named Percy Brown, a senior outreach specialist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, to this year’s list.
Thu
Dec
22
The cover story of the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, Dec. 18, featured a report about Tony Granato and how the first-year Badgers men’s hockey coach is wrapping up his bachelor’s degree at UW-Madison during the 2016-17 academic year. The article is headlined: “Tony Granato finds inspiration as a student in UW coaching class." And the class serving as this inspiration is led by Peter Miller, a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Dec
21
The Capital Times recently featured the work of UW-Madison's Laurie Beth Clark in an article called, "Inspiration, creativity and justice mingle at MMoCA's Art + Food event." The project provided people with onions to chop, potatoes to mash, and 1,000 baked and hand-decorated sugar cookies; a collaboration between the worlds of food and art. In a similar collaboration, Clark organized a one-day artists' pop-up event in which people could throw 150 pounds of tomatoes at the wall to express rage.
Tue
Dec
20
UW-Madison's David Williamson Shaffer was featured on a recent Medea Vox podcast called, "The Future of Learning." In the episode, Shaffer discusses games, project-based learning and data analytics with Aalborg University Professor Morten Misfeldt and Malmö University Assistant Professor Daniel Spikol. Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Science with the No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.
Mon
Dec
12
UW-Madison's Claudia Persico co-authored a study used by the New York Times in a recent report about the relationship between spending and education quality. Persico is an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The researchers "examined outcomes for about 15,000 people, born between 1955 and 1985, and found that for poor children, a 10 percent increase in per-pupil spending each year of elementary and secondary school was associated with wages that were nearly 10 percent higher, a drop in the incidence of adult poverty and roughly six additional months of schooling."
Thu
Dec
08
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Ken Zeichner recently wrote an opinion piece for the Seattle Times titled, "Betsy DeVos would be a disaster for public education." Zeichner's op-ed explains why he thinks President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education would be a mistake. In addition to being a professor emeritus with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Zeichner also is the Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington, Seattle.
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