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...


Thu
Oct
19
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about St. Louis teachers who promote social justice in their classrooms. “Where do you see people talking across their differences? You don’t see that in the American public,” McAvoy told the Post-Dispatch. “Schools are a really great place where we might actually be able to teach young people that there’s a value in hearing other people disagree with you." McAvoy is the director of The Discussion Project, and the program director for the Center for Ethics and Education, which is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education.
Tue
Oct
17
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in an article from The Baltimore Sun about how to talk about controversial topics in the classroom. The article details a Baltimore high school principal's mission to teach her students how to be empathetic citizens and discuss controversial topics effectively in a required class titled "Community Citizenship." McAvoy is program director of the Center for Ethics and Education and co-author with Dean Diana Hess of the book, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education.”
Fri
Oct
13
The Wisconsin State Journal recently featured a report from the Madison Education Partnership that examines the Madison Metropolitan School District's 4-year-old-kindergarten program enrollment, and how the 4k program helps the district move toward equity. The Madison Education Partnership is a joint research project between the UW-Madison School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the MMSD.
Thu
Oct
12
UW-Madison's J. Leigh Garcia was featured in the Isthmus newspaper for her artwork in conversation with immigration. Garcia is currently pursuing her master of fine arts degree through the School of Education's Art Department. Garcia's work is one half of the Overture Center's "¿Quiénes somos? (Who Are We?)" exhibition. As a Houston native and a descendant of grandparents who crossed the border illegally in the 1940s, she creates images that explore and call attention to issues that affect undocumented immigrants.
Tue
Oct
10
A recent report from Milwaukee's CBS affiliate, WDJT/Ch. 58, highlights the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) program and how a young student is using the program to supplement his education. WCATY is an outreach program from the UW-Madison's School of Education and aims to support an inclusive community of academically talented youth.
Thu
Oct
05
UW-Madison alumna Paula Bonner was recently featured in the September issue of Brava magazine for being the driving force behind creating Alumni Park before retiring from the university in October. Bonner has worked for the university for more than four decades, serving as both president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) and chief alumni officer for the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA). Bonner also received her master's degree from the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology in 1976.
Thu
Oct
05
The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education is having its annual global summit this week, from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6, chaired by UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson. The sixth annual global summit, to be attended by researchers, policymakers, parents and students, was featured in a recent article from the Toronto Star. Toronto was chosen as the summit's location because its one of the world's most diverse cities. "We saw it as a unique place to unpack the divergent experiences from a global perspective," Jackson told the Toronto Star.
Tue
Oct
03
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings was quoted in a recent NPR article discussing evidence that students who have teachers that look like them are more likely to do better in school. Ladson-Billings holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education. She is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Oct
03
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood has ​authored two new Under the Law columns for Phi Delta Kappan magazine. One post examines the rights of student-athletes in public schools to kneel during the national anthem, while another takes a look at students' privacy rights, and when backpacks can be searched. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Fri
Sep
29
UW-Madison's Linn Posey-Maddox was quoted in a recent article from Mother Jones headlined, "What White Parents Can Do to Help Desegregate Schools." Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, and the author of “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools.”
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