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...


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May
25
New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO) recently interviewed UW-Madison’s Walter Stern about his new book that focuses on the historical intersection of race and education in that city. Earlier this month, his new book, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” was released. WWNO explains how Stern's work "is the history of how New Orleans schools were used to funnel the city’s limited resources to white residents for more than 200 years. It’s also the story of how black residents have fought tirelessly for educational equality.”
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May
25
Kyree Brooks, a special education master’s degree student with the School of Education, is featured in a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report that’s headlined, “Wisconsin alums use #BlackandHooded to recognize African-Americans earning advanced degrees.” "Males I grew up with had no intention of getting a master's degree," Brooks, a graduate of Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, who was also featured in the report, tells the Journal Sentinel. "It's important to see people like yourself and others in educational spaces. It's about planting the seed, believing you can be there, too."
Thu
May
10
UW-Madison's Walter Stern was quoted in a story from Wisconsin Public Television's WisContext addressing parallels between recent gun control student marches and historical examples of student activism. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. Student activism is a topic Stern is researching and exploring in his current course, "The History of Student Activism." In the WPT report, Stern specifically draws parallels between current gun control student marches and Selma marches during the civil rights-era.
Wed
May
02
UW-Madison alumna Melanie Gehrke's craft kit business, The Mad Makery, was featured by Madison Magazine. Gehrke earned her bachelor's degree in Art Education from the UW-Madison School of Education in 2008. The Mad Makery helps give other people a sense of accomplishment through do-it-yourself craft kits that Gehrke makes herself. “I think especially in today’s age, everything is so digital and online,” she says. “I think for a lot of people (working with your hands) takes you kind of outside of yourself for a moment,” Gehrke told Madison Magazine. “You’re not worried about everything else that’s going on in your life.”
Mon
Apr
30
The work of UW-Madison's Marjorie Kreilick recently appeared in an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel titled, "State Office Building murals by pioneering feminist artist in jeopardy." Kreilick is a professor emeritus with the School of Education's Art Department. In 1959, Kreilick shared her vision for 10 murals that would hang in the Milwaukee State Office Building, and today they could possibly be in jeopardy because the state plans to sell the aging building to private developers.
Fri
Apr
27
UW-Madison's Kathryn Moeller recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Central Time" to talk about her new book, "The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development.” In her book and the radio segment, Moeller analyzes the the trend of international corporations developing charitable programs and other philanthropic initiatives that aim to alleviate poverty for girls and women in developing countries. Sometimes, these programs do more harm than good.
Wed
Apr
25
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson co-founded a research course at the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) annual meeting more than a decade ago that allows graduate students and early career scholars to spend a day working with established researchers on questions and methods that inform studies and help uplift African-Americans in education. “Each year, we go through great lengths to structure the course to target potential pitfalls and content likely omitted from their formal doctoral program and department-based mentoring,” Jackson says in a story about the class that was published by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Mon
Apr
23
UW-Madison alumna Muriel Simms was featured by The Capital Times in an article headlined: "The Simms principle: Muriel Simms worked to make Lincoln Elementary a better place for kids of color." Simms earned her master’s degree in 1975 from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2002. Simms worked as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School from 1988 through 1994. As a principal, Simms worked to empower disadvantaged students, engage parents and had a philosophy of multicultural teaching and project-based learning.
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Apr
20
UW-Madison's Walter Stern recently published an op-ed in The Advocate examining voting rights for people on probation and parole, and the history of Louisiana's 1974 Constitution. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. His research focuses on the historical intersection of race and education in the urban United States. His current book project, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” will be published by Louisiana State University Press in May 2018.
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Apr
18
UW-Madison's Lisa Cadmus-Bertram's expertise was recently featured by WalletHub in an article about the Boston Marathon. Cadmus-Bertram is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. She directs the Wisconsin Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab. Cadmus-Bertram answered two questions in an "Ask the Experts" section, along with a panel of other selected experts in the article.
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