Profile: Travis Wright

Ass’t Prof. Multicultural Education

Dr. Travis Wright is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education, Teacher Education, and Childhood Studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is the founder/director of the BASES Project, a school and community-based intervention for homeless preschool students, their families, and teachers. Blending developmental, clinical, and educational perspectives, Wright studies how schools influence social-emotional and identity development for children and teachers navigating challenging circumstances. Previously, he worked as a school-based mental health counselor, public school teacher, and early childhood educator in Washington, DC and Boston Public Schools.

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What is Behind the Magic of Sesame Street?

What is it about the long-time favorite television show, Sesame Street that has allowed it to influence generations of viewers? A recent study by economists Melissa Kearney and Phillip B Levine concluded that children who watched Sesame Street in the 1970s fared better in school than peers who did not tune in to the iconic program.

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