Media Mentions

Rob Meyer in the Wall Street Journal

September 13, 2011

Rob Meyer talks to the Wall Street Journal about the work of the Value-Added Research Center (13 September, 2011).

Diana Hess in the Palm Beach Post

September 7, 2011

Diana Hess says the majority of social studies and history textbooks available today cover 9/11, but overall, the coverage is wanting (Palm Beach Post, 7 Sept.).

Richard Halverson on PBS Mediashift

August 30, 2011

Richard Halverson says that skills developed through navigating video games and virtual environments might pay off later in the workplace (PBS Mediashift, 3 August).

Beth Graue in the Herald Online

August 27, 2011

Some studies show younger children tend to learn more in classrooms of fewer than 21 students, says Beth Graue, and learning in core subjects can suffer when the number of students tops 30 (Herald Online, 27 Aug.).

Beth Graue on

August 19, 2011

Beth Graue discusses the pros and cons of parents requesting certain teachers for their children (, 19 Aug.).

Mark Connolly in The Chronicle

August 18, 2011

Mark Connolly discusses the mutual influences of teaching and research in STEM fields (The Chronicle, 18 Aug.).

Sara Goldrick-Rab in Inside Higher Ed

August 11, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab says, "So long as our colleges and universities continue in this never-ending Race to the Top, that’s going to perpetuate the inequity among students almost no matter what we do to try to bring students along” (Inside Higher Ed, 11 Aug.).

Douglas Harris on

July 29, 2011

Although Wisconsin is at or near the bottom of most measures of disparity between white and black students, Douglas Harris says accountability can help shrink the gap (,  29 July).

Douglas Harris in the Kalamazoo Gazette

July 15, 2011

Douglas Harris comments on a controversial package of tenure reform laws approved by the Michigan Legislature and to be signed into law (Kalamazoo Gazette, 15 July).

Adam Gamoran in the Wisconsin State Journal

July 12, 2011

Adam Gamoran comments on a new initiative to reform how Wisconsin schools are held accountable (Wisconsin State Journal, 12 July).

Sara Goldrick-Rab on the

July 12, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris find that scarce Pell grant dollars should be targeted to the neediest students ( 12 July).

Sara Goldrick-Rab in Marketplace

July 8, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab says the rising cost of college tuition will discourage more students from low income families (Marketplace, 8 July).

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris in the Wisconsin State Journal

July 7, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris find that disadvantaged students were more likely to stay in college if they received a grant from the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars program (Wisconsin State Journal, 7 July).

Doug Harris in the New York Times

July 4, 2011

Doug Harris comments on the NEA's decision to include evidence of student learning in teacher evaluations (New York Times, 4 July)

Bradley Carl in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

July 2, 2011

If there were a magic answer for how to best evaluate teacher effectiveness, somebody would have thought of it a long time ago, says the VARC project's Bradley Carl (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 July).