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
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.
Fri
Oct
21
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program on Wednesday, Oct. 19 to discuss the topics of student loan debt and defaults in Wisconsin. Recent U.S. Department of Education figures indicate that tuition and debt have jumped in recent years for students attending Wisconsin's technical colleges. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Oct
19
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess appeared Oct. 19 on WISC-TV's "News 3 This Morning" program. In the live interview, Hess spoke with WISC’s Adam Schrager about how to talk to children about politics and the elections during these politically charged times. In 2015, Hess co-authored with Paula McAvoy “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education,” which received the 2016 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award.
Mon
Oct
17
UW-Madison's Meeta Mastani was featured in The Capital Times for a report about her textile artwork, teaching and work in India. UW-Madison’s Arts Institute welcomed Mastani – a print/dye artist, design specialist and community development advocate – to campus as its Fall 2016 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence. Mastani's residency is sponsored by the UW-Madison Arts Institute and is hosted by the Department of Art History, with Professor Henry Drewal as lead faculty. Her residency is co-sponsored by, among other units, the School of Education’s Art Department.
Wed
Oct
12
Julie Underwood’s October column explores how schools can protect students and comply with the law in the midst of considerable attention and debate regarding the rights of transgender students. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Fri
Oct
07
UW-Madison’s Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) was featured in the most recent issue of the Isthmus, with the cover story report putting a spotlight on the lab's cutting-edge research that challenges old ideas that the brain cannot heal or retrain itself after an injury. TCNL, a unique research center that’s on the leading edge of developing solutions for sensory and motor disorders, has been administratively housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology since July 1, 2015.
Fri
Oct
07
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead spoke at a Support Our Schools (S.O.S.) Wauwatosa forum attended by parents, Wauwatosa school district representatives and city officials earlier this month. Mead is the School of Education’s Associate Dean for Education and a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. S.O.S. is a nonpartisan, grassroots nonprofit led by parents that advocates for public education in Wauwatosa and throughout Wisconsin.
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