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
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.
Wed
Dec
07
UW-Madison's John Diamond was recently quoted in a Washington Post article about a powerful short video called "The Lie." Diamond is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. In "The Lie," a group of fourth graders talk about demeaning stereotypes. In the article, Diamond talks about how children ages 6-10 start to understand stereotypes about racial groups, so this is an important age group to start conversations with.
Tue
Dec
06
UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy were recently interviewed by Rick Howlett for a report on Louisville’s NPR News Station, WFPL/89.3-FM. The report aired after Hess and McAvoy were named co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. Howlett explained how Hess and McAvoy were being honored for their important study on the discussion of controversial political issues in high school classrooms.
Mon
Dec
05
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings recently gave a talk presented by the One City Institute for Early Learning about how to prepare children for the transition from home to school. The talk, held at Lincoln Elementary School, was featured in an article from The Capital Times.
Mon
Dec
05
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad recently spoke with The Capital Times newspaper about President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education. In the report, Conrad says that Betsy DeVos’ track record of advocacy for charter schools for elementary and high school students may indicate that she will push to privatize public higher education too.
Fri
Dec
02
A team of scholars from UW-Madison published an article examining how exercise interventions that are rooted in meaningful activity may be especially beneficial to helping adults with Parkinson’s disease. The report, which appears in the latest OT Practice magazine, is headlined, “Dancing the Tango: Promoting Exercise as Meaningful Activity for Adults with Parkinson Disease.” The article is authored by faculty, staff and students with the occupational therapy program, which is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Fri
Dec
02
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood took part in a debate Wednesday night at Marquette University with Scott Jensen, with the two discussing whether or not the state can continue to adequately fund public schools while supporting the expansion of taxpayer-funded vouchers for private schools. The two found little to agree on but one point of common ground was that vouchers are not the panacea reformists had hoped. In general, voucher schools perform no better, or only marginally better, than public schools serving similar students. Another was the need for greater accountability.
Fri
Dec
02
Nicholas Hillman was recently interviewed for an article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education headlined, "When College Was A Public Good." Hillman studies higher education finance and policy, and his research focuses on how policies affect educational access and success. The article explores how as more non-whites are pursuing higher education, less and less public and federal support is dedicated to ensuring fair access to universities.
Tue
Nov
29
Julie Underwood’s latest “Under the Law” column was published in the November issue of Phi Delta Kappan magazine. The column is about recent expanded support for homeless students in the law. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
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