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
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.
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.
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