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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Oct
30
UW-Madison’s Kathleen Horning appeared on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday” program Oct. 28 for a discussion about “The Ever-Expanding Wizarding World” and the fact that it has been 20 years since readers in the United States were first introduced to the Harry Potter book series. As part of the discussion, Horning shared how children’s literature still has a long way to go when it comes to diversity. Horning directs the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center, which has been tracking diversity in children's books for more than three decades.
Fri
Oct
26
In her latest "Under the Law" column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, UW-Madison's Julie Underwood takes a look at how circuit courts have varied in their interpretations of the legal standard for identifying the best classroom placement for a child with disabilities. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Wed
Oct
24
CNN recently posted an in-depth report examining the efforts of a young activist in New Jersey to bring attention to the lack of diversity in children’s books. And among the experts CNN turns to in an effort to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Kathleen Horning, who heads the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC). The CCBC has tracked diversity, or the lack thereof, in children's books for more than three decades.
Tue
Oct
23
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad recently spoke with Wallethub.com for a report examining university rankings, school quality and costs. Conrad is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, a faculty member with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and the faculty director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Tue
Oct
16
Wisconsin Life recently produced an in-depth look at the remarkable work of UW-Madison’s Helen Lee, who is a master glassblower. Lee is a faculty member with the School of Education’s Art Department, where she heads the university’s highly regarded Glass Lab. “Glass has this really alien behavior,” muses Lee. “How do you interact with something that’s changing its behavior as you work with it? It’s just really captivating to me.” The report explains how Lee’s glass artwork has been exhibited across the globe and how growing up bilingual, much of her work explores language.
Fri
Oct
12
Education Week recently put out a special report that takes an in-depth look at what skills students need for the workplace and among the range of experts Education Week uses to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora. He is 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.
Wed
Oct
10
The Capital Times newspaper used the cover of its Oct. 3 edition to put the spotlight on four talented artists with ties to the School of Education’s Art Department. The artists being featured are: Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, who recently started his second year with the Art Department’s master of fine arts program; Tomiko Jones, a photographer and new faculty member with the Art Department; Evan Gruzis, an alumnus who earned his BFA from the Art Department in 2002; and Alaura Borealis, who earned an undergraduate degree from the Art Department in 2012.
Wed
Oct
10
UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker studies FAFSA completion rates and is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. When it comes to FAFSA completion rates, Bruecker says, "Wisconsin's got some work to do." Bruecker adds in the USA Today-Network Wisconsin report: "We’ve tracked completion last year and this year, but the patterns we noted in the (2016 study) are pretty consistent. We really haven't done anything to close the gaps in socioeconomic and race."
Fri
Oct
05
Kate Corby's duet "Passing," performed last week as part of the 2018 Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, was reviewed by Lauren Warnecke for See Chicago Dance. Warnecke describes the duet as a "sort of purgatory" which plagues the dancers as they battle through a "beautiful boxing match." She writes that the pairing of dancers Erin Kilmurray and Mikey Rioux is "organic and natural" and refers to the piece as "a divine comedy." Corby is an associate professor and chair of the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Fri
Oct
05
Inside Higher Ed recently reported on the new “myStudentAid” mobile app that’s designed to help more applicants finish the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). And among the experts the digital media outlet used in putting this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker, a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Bruecker notes that she doesn’t expect the mobile app to move the needle for FAFSA completion among low-income students and students of color -- those who are most in need of federal assistance.
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