Article spotlights impact of test-optional policy at UW–Madison

April 28, 2022

A recent Wisconsin State Journal article spotlights research efforts led by UW–Madison’s Nicholas Hillman examining the impact of a pandemic-induced policy allowing UW–Madison applicants to opt out of sending their standardized test scores. Hillman is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Ethics & Education podcast examines ‘The True Cost of College’

April 12, 2022

“The true costs of college go way beyond simple frugality. The costs are serious, and they are often overlooked by universities,” notes a preview of the most recent episode of the Ethics & Education podcast, produced by the Center for Ethics & Education in the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). The episode features UW–Madison’s Nancy Kendall and Matthew Wolfgram, two of the authors of the 2020 book, “The True Costs of College,” and is hosted by recent UW–Madison graduate Natnael Shiferaw.

UW–Madison’s Apple provides insight into Wisconsin political battles over schools

April 5, 2022

Up North News utilized the expertise of UW–Madison’s Michael Apple, a professor emeritus in the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, for a recent article that is titled, “Wisconsin GOP’s War on Public Schools Enters Primetime with Tuesday’s School Board Elections.” The article highlights how school board elections, “once sleepy, nonpartisan affairs,” have become somewhat of a referendum on the role of public schools.

CCBC’s Tyner speaks about why children’s books are becoming more diverse

March 15, 2022

UW–Madison’s Madelyn Tyner, a librarian in the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), spoke with the Indian general news and opinion website The Quint recently about why CCBC data shows that children's books are becoming more diverse. CCBC data is also highlighted in the article.