Student helps connect families to resources for support during COVID-19

Apr 3 2020

As members of the University of Washington community step forward to help serve those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, College of Education doctoral student Kaleb Germinaro created a Google map of places for families to access meals, learning resources or support around the Seattle area. The map is open for others to edit and add to it.

Using theater to encourage equity and inclusion

Apr 2 2020

 

The following story features a collaboration between Theater for Change UW — including ensemble members and University of Washington College of Education students Elba Moise and Debi Talukdar and alum Sooz Stahl (PhD '19) — and the Center for Neurotechnology.

Professor launches livestream series "Parenting through COVID-19"

Mar 31 2020

The new normal for millions of parents across the country involves not only adjusting to working from home, but also taking on new responsibilities for educating their children.

The stresses being placed on parents during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the launch of a new livestream video series hosted by Professor James Mazza, who teaches in the University of Washington College of Education’s school psychology program, and his wife, a licensed psychologist and certified DBT therapist, Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza.

Haring Center to host emergency child care for UW Medical Center staff

Apr 6 2020

Starting the week of April 6, the University of Washington’s Haring Center for Inclusive Education will provide emergency child care to staff at UW Medical Center during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Haring Center Director Ilene Schwartz said that with the closure of all P-12 schools and many child care programs in Washington state, medical personnel are experiencing great difficulty in finding appropriate care for their children.

EduTalks explores tipping points in education

Mar 11 2020

A host of justice-centered efforts to transform education and expand learning opportunities for all students were showcased during the University of Washington College of Education’s most recent EduTalks event, “Tipping Points: Leveraging Change in Education.”

The event, which took place Feb. 27 at the Burke Museum, featured talks by UW researchers and local education leaders highlighting work with significant potential to improve young people’s educational experiences. 

VIDEO: Supporting rigorous teaching, learning and leading

Jan 9 2020

Figuring out how to sustain improvements in teaching and learning across an entire school system — especially over an extended period of time — is one of the most difficult challenges education leaders face.

EduTalks to explore tipping points in education on February 27

Dec 18 2019

Discover work taking place at critical junctures of education during the University of Washington College of Education's next EduTalks event, taking place February 27, 2020, at the Burke Museum.

Student works to close gaps to hopeful futures

Oct 22 2019

Growing up in a school system that lacked adequate resources to serve its students, most from low-income households and students of color, Lana Huizar saw several former classmates enter the school-to-prison pipeline or settle for jobs that could not support a family.

“I just wanted to be able to go into a field that could work to improve the lives of the people that I grew up with and what I consider my family, my friends and my neighborhood,” said Huizar, a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Gift aims to boost number of inclusive classrooms in Washington state

Oct 2 2019

In Washington state, half of children with developmental disabilities will never be in a classroom alongside their typically developing peers, despite research showing that inclusive education is beneficial to all children.

New grant to advance equitable science instruction in Seattle elementary schools

Sep 30 2019

 

Now in her 28th year as a teacher, Lisa Boveng of Olympic View Elementary is excited to take part in one of the most profound changes she’s experienced during her tenure in Seattle Public Schools.

Boveng is helping the district adopt a new approach to science instruction that will fundamentally change how science is taught and learned at the elementary level. Rather than being driven by a focus on asking students to define terms and memorize concepts, the district will place students in the role of scientists engaging in the exploration of real-world phenomena.