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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In her latest Under the Law column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood takes a look at the mixed messages about guns and schools. 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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21
The work of UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is highlighted in an April 2017 report in The Atlantic that’s headlined, “What Your Therapist Doesn’t Know.” The deck headline reads: “Big Data has transformed everything from sports to politics to education. It could transform mental-health treatment, too — if only psychologists would stop ignoring it.” Goldberg is a Ph.D. student with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
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20
A recent article from the Capital Times explores a program providing support for African American girls at Hawthorne Elementary School that is called Circles of Support. Ashley Lauren Smith, a Ph.D student with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies, co-facilitates the fourth grade girls' group in the program. Smith's research focuses on African American girls and school discipline.
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20
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in a report from the Associated Press on the topic of teachers sharing their own personal political viewpoints. McAvoy is currently the program director of the Center for Ethics and Education. She also is an alumna of the School of Education, having earned her doctorate in philosophy of education from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Policy Studies. McAvoy says teachers should not shy away from political discussion in the classroom, because schools should act as a space for students to challenge ideas and consider different viewpoints while developing their personal beliefs.
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16
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the impact of performance-based funding on university and student success.
Wed
Mar
15
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a recent Daily Cardinal article discussing how the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) could offer a model for implementing performance-based funding in the UW System.
Wed
Mar
15
UW-Madison's Julie Mead recently appeared on WORT/89.9 FM to talk about school vouchers. Mead is a professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. While setting education policies, Mead says it's most important to think about how to find ways to best serve all kids. Mead says existing research does not suggest kids in voucher programs fare better than kids in public schools, and yet voucher programs are taking away resources and certain elements from public schools.
Wed
Mar
15
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman is quoted in an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about how Gov. Scott Walker's performance-based funding plan will affect different campuses across the UW System. In the budget plan from Walker, state funding for the UW System would be divided among the campuses by ranking the different schools against each other and considering performance factors such as average time to degree and overall graduation rates. Under this proposal from the governor, a report from Hillman finds that UW-Madison would be a winner, while UW-Milwaukee and UW-Parkside would lose out.
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Mar
06
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education about Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to make certain student fees optional across the University of Wisconsin System. Hillman examined the proposed changes in one of his graduate classes, and told the Chronicle of Higher Education that he and the class found the current policy of using student fees for bulk purchases is effective.
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03
Diverse Issues in Higher Education recently published a report examining how “some colleges and universities are taking bold steps to even the playing field when hiring and retaining female faculty and staff.” And among the experts Diverse turns to in putting this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Jerlando F.L. Jackson, the university’s Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education. "Unpacking how these gaps continue to exist, albeit with some progress, requires both a close look at the institutions and individuals involved," Jackson tells Diverse Issues.
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