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
Nov
16
University World News reporter Mary Beth Marklein was on the UW-Madison campus last week when the School of Education hosted the International Network of Education Institutes' (INEI) Annual International Symposium Nov. 7-9. INEI is an international think-tank that represents nine different leading education institutes from all over the world. The symposium took place during the elections, so Marklein spoke with some conference-goers to get their thoughts on how a Donald Trump presidency might affect higher education and academics from across the globe.
Fri
Nov
11
UW-Madison alumna Illana Nankin was recently featured in a report from Madison's local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, about Breathe for Change. This organization founded by Nankin trains teachers in yoga and mindfulness techniques. Nankin received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in May 2016. Breathe for Change curriculum has been incorporated into 10 schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The organization has also grown nationally, with trainings in Madison, San Francisco and New York City. Next, Nankin is looking to expand the program outside of just the education field and into the corporate world.
Tue
Nov
08
UW-Madison’s Peggy Choy was recently featured in a “Wisconsin Life” interview by Andy Soth about what inspires her work. Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department and directs the Peggy Choy Dance Company. In the Wisconsin Public Television interview, Choy says the inspiration for her dance works comes from “struggles for self-determination and social justice.” Choy’s family was part of the underground Korean independence movement against Japanese rule, and fled from Korea to Hawaii, where Choy grew up.
Mon
Nov
07
The La Crosse Tribune recently profiled UW-Madison alumna Bethany Brent to talk about her efforts as the senior multicultural education advisor at UW-La Crosse's School of Education. Brent received her Ph.D. from the UW-Madison School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2013. The La Crosse Tribune report explains how Brent has created a program called Grow Our Own Teacher Diversity, serving the needs of people that desire to become teachers but have lacked the financial and social support to do so.
Sat
Nov
05
UW-Madison's Faisal Abdu'Allah and Gloria Ladson-Billings were featured in a Daily Cardinal report about their recent lectures as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series. Abdu’Allah is an associate professor of printmaking with the School of Education's Art Department. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Nov
03
The Australian edition of The Guardian earlier this week published an article examining the career and creativity of UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry, the award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education's Art Department. Last week, the associate professor was named UW-Madison’s first recipient of the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Barry and Matt Groening are in Sydney and will revisit their early work and discuss creativity together as part of the Graphic 2016 festival.
Wed
Nov
02
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings was quoted in a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article examining the achievement gap between black and white students in Wisconsin. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. In the article, she stresses the complexity of the achievement disparities, and says that too many policymakers and politicians want to explain the gap with just a single explanation, such as "poverty, parental shortcomings or cultural deficits."
Mon
Oct
31
Inside UW-Madison continues to put the spotlight on some of the newest faculty members on campus this fall with a regular Q&A feature. And the Oct. 25 Inside UW-Madison highlights Maxine McKinney de Royston, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Tue
Oct
25
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman spoke about the ​limits and possible unintended consequences of performance-based funding in an article for the Daily Cardinal. The article explained that Gov. Scott Walker and the legislature are considering tying a portion of the funding of Wisconsin's 26 state universities to performance​ measures, as yet undefined, in the next biennial budget. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and a Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) faculty affiliate.
Tue
Oct
25
UW-Madison’s Michael Dando was featured in a report by WISC-TV/Ch. 3 that examined ways educators can incorporate youth culture into curriculum to better connect with students. Dando is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education’s No.1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Dando teaches hip-hop art as a core class at Middleton High School, and uses hip-hop culture to teach his students traditional subjects such as English and math.
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