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...


Thu
Mar
08
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora wrote a guest column for The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing the flaws with requiring internships during college. Hora is an assistant professor of adult and higher education in the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies at UW–Madison, and is an affiliate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Hora is also a research scientist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), and the director of UW-Madison’s Center for College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), which is housed within WCER.
Fri
Mar
02
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood published another Under the Law column in Phi Delta Kappan magazine titled, "School uniforms, dress codes, and free expression: What's the balance?" Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education. She explains the difference between dress codes and uniforms, and also discusses the value of free expression and analyzes uniform policies that exist.
Fri
Mar
02
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was featured in an Education Dive article for his contributions during a Feb. 21 panel discussion in Washington, D.C., hosted by Third Way, which is an education advocacy organization. The event was titled, “Behind the Bumper Sticker: Risk-Sharing.” Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Mar
01
UW-Madison alumna Jo Ann Heckroth Jansen continues to play basketball with the San Diego Splash at age 82, and was recently featured by On Wisconsin magazine. Jansen received her bachelor's degree in physical education from the UW-Madison School of Education in 1957. Jansen had a lifelong career of teaching physical education and special education before retiring at age 77. San Diego Splash, a basketball team for women over 80 years old, has gotten considerable attention after being covered by ESPN. However, Jansen is more focused on the positive impressions she and her team are leaving for young girls, saying, “They bring signs, and they cheer, and they stay for the whole game. I think they look up to us.”
Wed
Feb
28
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was recently quoted in a report from U.S. News about "Balancing Politics and Public Schools," in the aftermath of tragedies ​that spur student activism. McAvoy is the director of The Discussion Project, and the program director for the Center for Ethics and Education, which is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education. McAvoy is co-author of the book, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education.” She wrote that publication with School of Education Dean Diana Hess, the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education at UW-Madison.
Tue
Feb
27
An article from Expedia's Viewfinder travel blog named Madison one of the country's top artistic towns, with special acknowledgements to the UW-Madison Art Department. The piece starts by recommending the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Concerts on the Roof series at Monona Terrace and the Chazen Museum of Art. "Check out the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Art Department exhibits at several galleries if you want to get insider knowledge on new generations of creators and visionaries," explains Expedia in its ViewFinder travel blog.
Wed
Feb
21
UW-Madison alumnus David Schuler was named the 2018 National Superintendent of the Year by AASA, the School Superintendents Association. He received a master’s degree in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2004, both from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Schuler was first a social studies teacher in Wisconsin, then served as a superintendent in two different Wisconsin districts, Marshall and Stevens Points. In 2005, he became the superintendent of Township High School District 214 in Illinois.
Wed
Feb
14
UW-Madison's Faisal Abdu'Allah and his latest exhibition was featured in an article from Artimage.org. The article revolves around Abdu'Allah's exhibition "The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works." He tells Artimage that the art showcases his alter-ego named the Duppy Conqueror, who is a spirit that highlights social inequities. “The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works” is on display at Autograph ABP in London until April 14. Abdu’Allah is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department and the faculty director of The Studio, UW-Madison's Creative Arts Community.
Fri
Feb
09
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora's research was included in a recent report from The Chronicle of Higher Education headlined, "Over Time, Humanities Grads Close the Pay Gap with Professional Peers." The Chronicle article discusses research saying humanities majors track closely to other fields in the areas of job security, job location and opportunities for advancement. This report should "contradict the popular narrative about under-employed baristas and the need to redirect students away from these disciplines," Hora ​tells The Chronicle.
Thu
Feb
08
UW-Madison's Amy Bellmore was recently interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio about a study she co-authored about how having a diverse group of peers impacts academic performance. The study, published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, examined who sixth-graders chose to sit with at lunch. The study found that the students who sat with peers from other racial or ethnic groups had higher grades.
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