EduTalks explore the promise of school renewal

Apr 19 2019

Researchers and educators shared their insights into opportunities to renew and meaningfully improve how young people and communities experience school during the University of Washington College of Education’s most recent EduTalks event.

Taking place at Sartori Elementary School in Renton, EduTalks: A Place Called School explored practices and policies that can help ensure all students feel like they belong in school and are supported in exploring their passions.

AERA Highlight: The impact of nudge letters on school attendance

Apr 10 2019

A growing number of school districts have turned to sending home “nudge” letters when a student misses too many days of school in hopes of boosting attendance and, ultimately, student achievement.

Yet a new study of a recent pilot effort in Seattle Public Schools by a University of Washington College of Education researcher found that nudge letters sent to the families of chronically absent students had mixed results.

AERA Highlight: The role of institutional centers in educational sovereignty, justice and liberation

Apr 9 2019

The leaders of institutional centers across the country that are working to advance educational justice shared their current efforts and opportunities for future work during the 2019 meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

AERA Highlight: Leadership development through design and experimentation

Apr 5 2019

Providing instructional vision and support for school leaders and teachers is a core responsibility of the central district office, yet district leaders themselves often have limited professional learning opportunities to engage in that work.

AERA Highlight: Co-designing professional development resources to support large-scale reform

Apr 6 2019

Implementing and sustaining high-quality teacher professional learning at-scale has perpetually challenged state education leaders, even as that work holds a critical role in educational improvement efforts.

Students and Othello community team to create equitable, partnership-based innovations

Feb 28 2019

Last weekend, UW College of Education students participated in the second annual education Ideathon, exploring ideas to make Othello UW-Commons a catalyst for equitable education practices.

Communities co-design for more just family engagement

Mar 1 2019

This February, participants from across the country convened as part of the University of Washington-based Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle to reflect on their collective learning and future directions for the field.

Partnering to connect research and community

Feb 21 2019

What would you do if you had access to a time machine?

Cory Campbell asked this question at two elementary schools as part of an after-school reading program she led through a local library. The schools were only about a mile apart, but the students responded very differently.

At one location, many children said they’d go back and invent something modern to make a lot of money, or they would go back to see their parents first meet.

At the other, the children focused on more immediate concerns.

Podcast: Co-designing for justice in family-school-community partnerships

Jan 31 2019

While nondominant families and communities can make powerful contributions to leading change in education, family-school relations today are too often limited by traditional power dynamics.